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Pain Medication & Drug Recovery

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The Beginning of Pain Medications In recent years, this country has seen a massive increase in the abuse of certain forms of narcotics, most significantly people become addicted to opiates, both in illicit forms like the street drug, and to synthetic opioids like the pain medications manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by doctors. With […]

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What Are The Twelve Steps?

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Alcoholics Anonymous is a mutual aid fellowship that was founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, when Bill Wilson attempted to guide Dr. Bob Smith through alcoholism to recovery. The fellowship quickly became a popular resource for individuals suffering from alcoholism, even leading co-founder Bill Wilson to publishing a book that described the fellowship’s primary purpose, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Addiction Triggers

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Sobriety and ongoing recovery involves a lot of hard work and effort on the part of the addict. With the passage of more and more time having remained abstinent, you would expect that recovery would get easier the further from the period of addiction that the individual gets. For the most part that’s true; though […]

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Advice To The Parents of Drug Addicts

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As the guardians or parents of drug addicts or alcoholics, there is nothing more harrowing than watching your son or daughter slowly kill themselves with harmful substances. It may mean sleepless nights waiting to receive that phone call with the voice on the other end telling you that your child has been arrested, was involved […]

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Alternative Addiction Treatment: Other Methods

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Alternative Addiction Treatment For someone looking for his or her first addiction treatment program, or experiencing a program of recovery for the first time, a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous can be intimidating. It’s important to know all of your options when it comes alternative addiction treatment. Here are some of the basic information that […]

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What are The Baker Act and Marchman Act?

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In most programs of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, the emphasis is on the alcoholic or drug addict having the willingness to change their way of life. But what if you are the family member or loved ones of someone suffering from the disease of addiction that, while in that disease, is unwilling to […]

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An Addiction to Food?

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Many addicts and alcoholics are able to stop their drug use and drinking. This period of sobriety has often been called “recovery.” But, there is more than one type of addiction and it the addiction isn’t always one you can help. It isn’t uncommon when addicts and alcoholics begin their journey in recovery from drugs […]

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The Heroin Vaccine: The End of Addiction?

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Image Source: Discovery Place Heroin is widely considered to be the most dangerous, addictive drug there is. It’s incredibly quick to hook its users and notoriously difficult to quit due to the oftentimes severe withdrawal symptoms that set in in as little as eight hours after taking the drug. Additionally, some users report experiencing post-acute […]

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Sober Living Houses: The Key to Your Recovery?

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Why Sober Living Houses? Upon completion of an inpatient or residential treatment program for addiction to alcohol and drugs, many individuals are fearful of the possibility of relapsing due to not feeling totally confident in their new found sobriety. In fact, the return home can often be more intimidating than the initial treatment. Recovery is […]

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Adult Children of Addicts: What You Should Know

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When we talk about addicts and their children, we mostly think in terms of small children. These small children are too young to understand what is going on with their addict parents, except for knowing that something is not right in their household. During the rehabilitation process, there are many family therapy protocols available to […]