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  • Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin - A Highly Addictive Opioid Drug

    Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that's made from morphine, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the Asian opium poppy plant. The naturally occurring gummy-like substance is extracted from the poppy seedpods then processed into heroin. Heroin is an illegal drug manufactured in clandestine labs and highly attainable.
    Forms of Heroin White heroin (powder) is the purest form of the...

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  • Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Forgive and Let Go Of Anger

    Anger is a very normal emotion that can occur for many different reasons. Anger isn't necessarily a negative emotion though. A person can become angry if they've been hurt by someone, threatened, provoked or taken advantage of. So there's definitely times when anger can be a normal emotional response but it's the intensity and holding onto anger that's unhealthy and has a negative impact on a...

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  • A Holistic Approach to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    A Holistic Approach to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

    If you or someone you care about has been struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are probably exploring your treatment options and wondering which approach will be the most effective. Finding the right treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is not always an easy, or a fast, process, and the wealth of choices can make the selection that much harder.
    One of the options you...

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  • The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    The Importance of Heroin Relapse Prevention

    To the uninitiated, getting off heroin can seem like the most difficult thing a person could ever do, but longtime addicts know better. Those experienced former addicts know that recovering from heroin addiction is a lifelong struggle, not a short-term project that can be completed and forgotten.
    Another thing those former addicts know is that avoiding relapses can be even harder than...

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  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    The world of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a confusing and frightening one, especially for sufferers who know next to nothing about the diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with OCD, you probably have a lot of questions, and finding the right answers is not always an easy task.
    As the name implies, men and women suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder...

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  • Addiction Treatment - Trusting in a Higher Power

    Addiction Treatment - Trusting in a Higher Power

    While many people focus on the abuse of illicit drugs like heroin and alcohol, the abuse of alcohol is just as serious and far more widespread. The fact that alcohol is both totally legal and easily accessible only exacerbates the damage the drug can do. The fact that alcohol is both physically and psychologically addictive only adds to the dangers the drug poses for men and women of all ages,...

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  • Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Recognizing and Treating PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may be most closely associated with soldiers returning from war zones, but the problem is not confined to the battlefield. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to anyone, and its sufferers come from all walks of life. Battlefield conditions can trigger the symptoms of PTSD and lead to a lifetime of suffering, but so can everyday encounters with...

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  • Understanding Eating Disorders

    Understanding Eating Disorders

    There are a number of different eating disorders plaguing individuals all over the world. Many of them affect the female teenagers of the communities because of their subjective state of mind surrounding appearance. Anorexia Nervosa is one of the top ranking disorders among young girls. This is the process of being in control of your body by refusing to eat and losing far too much weight. Read Full Article

  • Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Understanding the Dangers of Heroin Abuse and Addiction

    Heroin, bought by users illegally, is a highly addictive drug that can be smoked, snorted, or injected. Heroin abuse and addiction can cause harmful psychological and physical effects on a person, even fatal consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 to 2011, the number of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin doubled, from 2,089 deaths in 2002 to 4,397...

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  • Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    Benefits of Life Skills for Recovering Addicts

    The effects of alcohol and drug addiction are unbelievably crippling to the addicted individual that's why most addicts have such a difficult time with recovery. Alcoholism and drug addiction has a serious impact on a person's life, taking away the abilities they need to achieve abstinence and deal with life when they're clean and sober.
    Individuals dependent on drugs or alcohol don't...

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