Drug Addiction in West Virginia

Addicts in West Virginia: Mothers & Babies

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There’s a drug problem in West Virginia that is reaching epidemic proportions. Housewives are abusing medication, young women are addicted to painkillers, and both are giving birth to babies. Through no choice or fault of their own, many infants are born already addicted to narcotics. Their birth cuts them off from the drugs that inhabit their mothers’ […]

Sex Addiction

Sex Addicts: Same Addiction, Different Drug

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The disease of addiction can take many, many different forms. When a person thinks of addiction, he or she tends to think of addiction to alcohol or drugs. With much of the world currently experiencing epidemic-level addiction rates—especially addiction to heroin and other dangerous opiates—the association of addiction with substance abuse is understandable. However, in […]

The Proactive Fight

Massachusetts’ New Plan for Beating Addiction

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Although addiction has been an ever-present scourge on society for at least a century, the past few decades have seen rates of substance abuse and addiction skyrocket, both nationally and globally. Over the years, the most common substance to which addicts become dependent changes at irregular intervals. Since OxyContin became one of the most widely […]

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What Makes Luxury Rehabs Different?

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The disease of addiction is unique in that it affects individuals in a number of different ways. The physical, psychological, emotional, social, and even spiritual effects of alcohol and drug addiction are diverse and oftentimes profound with each addict manifesting a set of symptoms that may not reoccur in any other individual. For instance, some […]

Christian Recovery & Addiction

Christian Recovery & Addiction

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The disease of addiction has had a momentous impact on our culture, affecting just about every square inch of the demographic spectrum. Unlike other diseases, addiction doesn’t cause deterioration of only one’s physical health, but rather causes devastation to every other facet of living: psychological wellness, social life, behavior, development, and so on. Moreover, the […]

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Free Treatment for Drug Addiction

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Unlike most other diseases that occur either as a result of biology or due to contracting it in some way, the disease of addiction develops due to a confluence of contributing factors that can include biology or genetics, environment and circumstance, and even one’s development or behavior. What’s more, alcohol and drug addiction is a very […]

heroin addiction

Drug Profile: Heroin Addiction, Withdrawal & Treatment

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It goes without saying that drugs are inherently dangerous and incredibly addictive. Nobody who experiments with substance abuse intends to become addicted; as users continue to recreationally abuse alcohol and drugs over time, they build a tolerance to them and begin to need a higher and higher dosage to achieve the desired effects. Before they […]

parents of addicted loved ones

Families & Parents: Help Your Addicted Loved One By Helping Yourself

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People aren’t born addicts. To clarify, research indicates that there are biological or genetic factors that can make an individual more susceptible to alcohol and drug addiction than others, but such individuals aren’t innately addicts by birth; rather, such individuals are at higher risk of developing an addiction if they choose to experiment with substance […]

Are You In a Codependent Relationship

How to Tell If You’re Codependent

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Addiction used to be seen as a weakness of character and will, selfishness and inconsideration of others. Over time, we’ve come to realize that alcohol and drug addiction is a chronic, progressive, relapsing disease of the brain, causing individuals to become obsessively and compulsively fixated on the seeking and consumption of chemical substances. What’s more, […]

Zen in Recovery

A Guide to Finding Your Zen in Recovery

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Addiction to alcohol and drugs causes profound devastation to the body as well as to one’s mind and spirit. Often beginning as experimentation with substance abuse, individuals enjoy the sense of euphoria or intoxication that recreational alcohol and drug use can offering, but as they develop tolerance to their substances of choice it takes more […]