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Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab - What's Right for Me?.


Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab - What's Right for Me?

When you have a substance abuse problem, one of the best things that you can possibly do for yourself is to get some help. Unfortunately, there are so many different options to choose from when it comes to getting help that many people end up overwhelmed and shying away from the experience. read more

The Life Cycle of Addiction.


The Life Cycle of Addiction

In order to fully understand addiction, you must understand the life cycle of addiction and what takes place from step to step. The life cycle of addiction can be different from person to person, but the steps are essentially the same. What leads each person to become addicted can differ, but how a...

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Friends and Families of Addicts - How to Help and Support.


Friends and Families of Addicts - How to Help and Support

Addiction is a disease that destroys one's body, influences one's choices and breaks apart family and friends. However, after an addict seeks help, they will need the help and support of their loved ones to continue down their path to recovery. However, because it is not only a difficult situation,...

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The State of Addiction in the District of Columbia.


The State of Addiction in the District of Columbia

In the District of Columbia or more commonly known as Washington D.C., the state of addiction to illicit drugs and alcohol is indeed extensive. Our nation's capital has been in trouble with addiction problems for a very long time. In the past few years, there have been a number of reports including...

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Online Pharmacies and Prescription Drug Abuse.


Online Pharmacies and Prescription Drug Abuse

We know that substance abuse has hit a serious high when drug related overdoses take more lives than auto accidents do. The alarming amount of prescription pain pill overdoses is extremely high and will probably continue unless people start to understand just how dangerous these drugs are when...

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Non-Alcoholic Energy Drinks, Are They Worth the Risk?.


Non-Alcoholic Energy Drinks, Are They Worth the Risk?

Those non-alcoholic energy drinks that are so popular among people today are also becoming well-known in the emergency rooms unfortunately. People are experiencing high blood pressure, dehydration, their heart rhythms are abnormal, their experiencing anxiety, they feels sick over-all and their...

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Spiked Drinks and Date Rape Drugs.


Spiked Drinks and Date Rape Drugs

Be Aware of Spiked Drinks and Keep Yourself and Your Teens SAFE The holiday season of 2011 is just beginning with Thanksgiving behind us now and Christmas less than a month away. We all look forward to Christmas parties and get-togethers which many times include people we don't know or in settings...

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Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Depression.


Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Last week we talked about stress, anxiety and depression and the various ways many of us have either learned or chose to cope with emotional challenges in our life. Unfortunately, unhealthy coping skills not only make the situations worse, but affect our physical and emotional well-being. read more

Substance Abuse and Addiction - A Result of Anxiety and Stress.


Substance Abuse and Addiction - A Result of Anxiety and Stress

Common Ways People Cope with Stress and Anxiety That are Unfortunately 'Negative' We all experience stress and anxiety throughout our lives and we all have our own personal ways of coping when dealing with life's emotional challenges.
Sometimes we bring stress upon ourselves with choices we...

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Doctor Shopping.


Prescription Drug Abuse and Doctor Shopping

Doctor Shopping for Prescription Drugs Affects Us All Today the amount of people abusing prescription drugs is higher than it's ever been and the use of these drugs are destroying the health and lives of people throughout the United States. Prescription drugs are not only abused by young and older...

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