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Understanding the Cycle of Addiction.


Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

Addiction Cycle: Alcohol and drug addiction research clearly shows that the addicted brain is chemically and psychologically different from the normal brain. The idea of addiction being a neurological disorder is critical to understanding the development of addiction and the recovery process. read more

Alcohol and Drug Use Can Impair a Person's Driving Ability.


Alcohol and Drug Use Can Impair a Person's Driving Ability

It's extremely dangerous as well as illegal in numerous states to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any mind-altering substance but unfortunately, drugged driving is a common occurrence anymore. The risk of a person having a fatal accident is tripled with drug use and when it...

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Celebrities Seem Like They're Prone to Addiction?.


Have You Ever Wondered Why Celebrities Seem Like They're Prone to Addiction?

The amount of celebrities that have battled with substance abuse problems and other forms of addiction in the past and at present day, are much too numerous. You may think the way many others do, that celebrities have a predisposition to addiction but despite all of the attention, this simply isn't...

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The Benefits of Meditation During Recovery from Addiction.


The Benefits of Meditation During Recovery from Addiction

We all feel stressed at times and the tension and emotional strain we experience can even be overwhelming sometimes. Many things can cause our life to become stressful, sometimes the pressures at work, school or even keeping up with daily responsibilities can be hectic and nerve-wracking....

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Proper Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery from Addiction.


Proper Nutrition and Exercise in Recovery from Addiction

How do Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Body? Poor diet and lack of exercise is unhealthy for anyone whether they're abusing drugs and alcohol or not, improper nutrition and an inactive lifestyle can lead to serious medical complications over time.
Substance abusers are not only causing harm to...

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Spice, the Dangerous Mixture Continues to Claim Lives.


Spice, the Dangerous Mixture Continues to Claim Lives

Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is still very obtainable even though a national ban was passed in July of 2012 banning the sale of synthetic cannabinoids. Because the synthetic form of pot is in such high demand, drug dealers are selling the fake weed, these products are still...

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Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use.


Physical and Behavioral Signs of Possible Drug Use

So often parents, family members or friends will have a feeling that their child or someone they care about is using drugs which is very upsetting and frightening but they can't be sure. They may even question that person and believe them when they deny they're using drugs but still continue to be...

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Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse.


Ten Side Effects of Drug Abuse

There are many different side effects associated with drug abuse and when a person starts abusing them their whole demeanor starts to change. Below are 10 side effects of drug abuse. Erratic Changes in Behavior: One of the side effects to look for is newly developed erratic behavior. Drug abuse...

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Tips for Getting an Addict to Recognize They Need Treatment.


Tips for Getting an Addict to Recognize They Need Treatment

Always remember in order to help a person struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol you have to receive help and support yourself first, or you can't be successful in helping them see their need for change. The damaging effects of substance abuse don't just affect the addicted person, their...

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Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse.


Undiagnosed and Treated Mental Health Conditions Commonly Result in Substance Abuse Relapse

If you're finding it hard to stop drinking or using drugs even though may have received help for your addiction, you could be suffering from a mental health condition that's gone undiagnosed or that isn't being treated. Many substance abuse programs provide individual mental health evaluations...

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We help people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles. To contact an alcohol/drug abuse counselor, please call 1-800-591-6474 or have a Counselor Contact You

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