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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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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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Study Findings Associated with Marijuana Use.


Study Findings Associated with Marijuana Use

There's a lot of controversy today regarding marijuana use for medical purposes and whether or not smoking pot is addictive. Many people have sought help though because they realized they were addicted to marijuana and were unable to stop on their own and described the withdrawal symptoms they...

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Suboxone Information, Treatment and Detox - Part 3 of 3.


Suboxone Information, Treatment and Detox - Part 3 of 3

Suboxone Use Suboxone is a combination between two different drugs. The first drug is buprenorphine and the second drug is known as Naloxone. The buprenorphine is a type of partial opiate agonist drug. Naloxone on the other hand is known as an opiate agonist drug.
Creating Suboxone actually...

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Suboxone Information, Treatment and Detox - Part 2 of 3.


Suboxone Information, Treatment and Detox - Part 2 of 3

What do I need to know about taking Suboxone? As with all prescription medications, there are numerous considerations to be made before being placed on Suboxone. There are also numerous possible side-effects. Allergies are a top concern. Anyone who has an allergy to any of the ingredients used in...

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Suboxone Information, Treatment and Detox - Part 1 of 3.


Suboxone Information, Treatment and Detox - Part 1 of 3

Understanding the Options One of the most important things in any treatment plan, even those using Suboxone, is understanding what the options are before making a decision. Suboxone is considered to be one of the more humane ways to manage drug addiction and the withdrawal symptoms that can come...

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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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Increased Risks Associated with Chewing Khat.


Increased Risks Associated with Chewing Khat

Khat is a stimulant drug that is derived from a shrub that's called the Catha edulis and is used by millions of people around the world for its euphoric effects when a person chews the leaves of the plant. These effects are similar to what a person experiences when they abuse cocaine and...

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The 12th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous .


The 12th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principals in all of our affairs. I'm sure we all have our own definition of a spiritual awakening, to me it's a feeling of contentment, happiness, and inner peace that...

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The 11th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous .


The 11th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. Alcoholics Anonymous Step 2 - Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Alcoholics Anonymous Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives...

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