How AA Meetings Help with Recovery.

How AA Meetings Help with Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12-step program. Because of their long history and success rates, 12-step groups have become a very popular form of treatment. This model works because of the social support offered by peer discussion, which assists in promoting and sustaining drug and alcohol...

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Alcoholism Relapse Prevention.

Alcoholism Relapse Prevention

Firstly, it is important to reframe what is meant by relapse prevention because there isn't a way to completely, infallibly prevent relapse from occurring. It's a natural part of the recovery process. So, throw that idea out of the window. Success doesn't mean never relapsing. Success is about...

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Lexapro Addiction Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms.

Lexapro Addiction Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms

Even though many think that Lexapro, as well as other anti-depressants, is not a prescription drug that is addictive that may not be the case. This is especially true if a person has to go through the withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking the drug. The withdrawal symptoms are not easy as are...

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Abuse of Anxiety Medications.

Abuse of Anxiety Medications

It is natural to feel some anxiety when facing certain situations. Preparing for a test at school or a presentation at work, dealing with the prospect of losing your job, or waiting for the results of a medical test are all instances in which anxiety can be present. Usually, once the situation is...

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What Is Glutethimide?.

What Is Glutethimide?

Glutethimide, released under the brand name Doriden, is a hypnotic sedative prescription medication that was often prescribed to patients suffering from severe insomnia. The sedative qualities were ideal for patients who were restless, having trouble sleeping or who were suffering from restless leg...

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What Is Ethchlorvynol?.

What Is Ethchlorvynol?

Ethchlorvynol is a hypnotic and sedative prescription medication that is commonly sold under the brand name Placidyl. While Ethchlorvynol are not commonly used today, they were a popular street drug used for recreational use in the mid-late 1990's and known as "jelly-bellies." When Pfizer developed...

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What Are Quaaludes?.

What Are Quaaludes?

Quaaludes also known as Methaqualone, Quaalude is a barbiturate-like depressant. They were first made to be a safe barbiturate substitute, but it has now been proven that they are addictive and cause withdrawal symptoms. They were first made in India in the 1950s. They came to the United States in...

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What Is Psilocybin?.

What Is Psilocybin?

Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic substance found in certain types of illegal mushrooms. Psilocybin can be man-made, but it isn't likely to be found in the United States. Generally mushrooms containing this illegal substance have long, skinny stems that have dark coloring on the bottom.
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The Value of Holistic Addiction Treatment for Meth Use - Part Two.

The Value of Holistic Addiction Treatment for Meth Use - Part Two

One of the reasons the holistic approach to treating meth use, abuse and addiction is so powerful is that it treats the entire person. Instead of looking at the problem of meth addiction in isolation, the counselors take a more expansive overview.
They look at the underlying mental health...

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The Value of Holistic Addiction Treatment for Meth Use - Part One.

The Value of Holistic Addiction Treatment for Meth Use - Part One

The problem of meth use, abuse and addiction has been growing exponentially in many parts of the country, and those who try the drug even casually can find their lives spiraling out of control in a disconcertingly short amount of time. If someone in your life has been struggling with an addiction...

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