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The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction.


The Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction

Many people confuse the difference between substance abuse and substance addiction as they tend to be grouped together in the same definition. However, it may surprise you to learn there are a wide variety of differences between the two terms as far as the short-term and long-term effects, the type...

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Helpful Advice for Maintaining Sobriety Throughout the Holidays.


Helpful Advice for Maintaining Sobriety Throughout the Holidays

With alcohol being a common part of holiday celebrations it can be a very challenging and stressful time of the year for anyone struggling in their recovery. Although it's always best to avoid situations where alcohol may available, during the holidays that's not always possible. In order to remain...

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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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Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens.


Beverages Mixed with Prescription Strength Cough Syrup Rising in Popularity Among Teens

One of the current drug use trends among youth in various parts of the country involves consuming prescription strength cough syrups that contain codeine and promethazine. The cough syrup is combined with sprite, mountain dew or other beverages and increasingly being consumed recreationally among...

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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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Overprotecting Your Child and Teenage Drug Use.


Overprotecting Your Child and Teenage Drug Use

As parents we often believe that being overprotective over our children is the right way to keep them safe. Unfortunately what we do not often consider is that by being overbearing on our children, we can actually drive them into a rebellious stage that could have otherwise been avoided. The key,...

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Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis.


Problems Associated with Dual Diagnosis

For those unfamiliar with the term, dual diagnosis it is frequently used interchangeably with the terms co-occurring illnesses, comorbid disorders, co-occurring disorders, dual disorder, and also double trouble. People of all ages and from all walks of life experience a dual diagnosis, sadly they...

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Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy.


Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Drinking during pregnancy is dangerous; there is no stage of pregnancy that's safer to consume alcohol, there is no 'safe' amount to drink while a women is pregnant and the more alcohol a woman consumes just increases the risk that her baby will have problems. Binge drinking is a common form of...

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Signs Your Teen May be Using Alcohol.


Signs Your Teen May be Using Alcohol

With underage drinking being so common among our youth, it's understandable that parents may tend to worry about their teens experimenting with alcohol, but it's important that we don't overreact to normal adolescent developmental changes.
Throughout adolescence, teens become more secretive,...

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