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The Perfect Approach to Overcome Your Addiction.


The Perfect Approach to Overcome Your Addiction

There are many forms of treatment available today for people seeking recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. It's not always easy finding a facility that addresses all of the necessary issues that can lead you to a substance free life with long term recovery. Overcoming addiction isn't easy...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- A Positive Approach to Substance Abuse.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- A Positive Approach to Substance Abuse

The Benefits of Behavioral Therapy Behavioral Therapy is a form of talk therapy that's used to help individuals suffering from mental disorders recognize and manage some of their symptoms related to their illness. This form of therapy helps people understand what their illness means.
The...

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Teens, Depression and Substance Abuse.


Teens, Depression and Substance Abuse

Adolescent Depression and Dependency I was fortunate enough to receive a comment from Celina about an article they posted on their blog titled 8 most common college diseases. If you've never gone to college or if it's been a life-time ago we just don't realize how stressful and exhausting this can...

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Drug Addiction to Drug Free in 12 Steps.


Drug Addiction to Drug Free in 12 Steps

Attend an NA Meeting, All You Have To Lose Is 'Insanity' Most people have heard of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) but may not be familiar with who they really are and how this program works. NA is a Fellowship (society) of men and women who suffer from the disease of addiction.
The Narcotics...

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Take Control of Your Painkiller Addiction.


Take Control of Your Painkiller Addiction

Treatment Options for Pain Pill Popping Epidemic At one time when we thought of drug abuse we related it to LSD, Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana and Methamphetamine. Today there are hundreds of different substances abused by people of all ages and they aren't all illicit street drugs.
Many times...

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What's Your Excuse for Not Getting Substance Abuse Treatment?.


What's Your Excuse for Not Getting Substance Abuse Treatment?

Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Is Needed NOW More Than Ever! There are many reasons people who abuse drugs and alcohol don't seek Treatment for their substance abuse. Unfortunately the numbers continue to grow every day for those in need of treatment when it comes to:   Alcohol abuse...

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Salvia Divinorum Abuse Causes Out-of Body Psychotic Episodes.


Salvia Divinorum Abuse Causes Out-of Body Psychotic Episodes

Salvia, a Hallucinogenic Recreational Psychoactive Drug For those of you that haven't heard of Salvia yet, this is an extremely powerful hallucinogenic plant called Salvia Divinorum. Salvia is a continuous growing (perennial) herb that's related to the 'mint' family that grows in specific areas of...

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Dilaudid Addiction - Hydromorphone Abuse.


Dilaudid Addiction - Hydromorphone Abuse

Hydromorphone a Potent Analgesic Drug Hydromorphone (hydrochloride) is a narcotic chemical that's used to treat moderate to severe pain. This narcotic is derived from morphine and works on the central nervous system to decrease pain but can be extremely addictive. The marketed brand name for...

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Pregnancy, Addiction and Responsibility.


Pregnancy, Addiction and Responsibility

In a previous blog done sometime ago, important information was given relating to pregnancy and drug addiction. Because of the many comment responses, I thought it necessary to talk about it again.
I would like to begin by saying; I can’t imagine how hard, frightening and fearful this...

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Dopamine and Addiction.


Dopamine and Addiction

It is now clinically understood that the neurotransmitter Dopamine plays a central role in addiction. Most drugs of abuse, with the exception of benzodiazepines, have a direct effect on increasing the dopamine reward cycle in the brain. Once addicted the mere anticipation of getting high will...

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