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The Heroin Vaccine: The End of Addiction?


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?


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


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 […]

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Most Addictive Drugs: The 5 Hardest to Put Down


Drugs: They’re Not Created Equal The recreational use of any drugs or other intoxicants comes with the risk of addiction. By nature, these substances provide some sort of pleasurable effect to the user, typically referred to as a “high,” which creates a desire for additional consumption of the substance that becomes stronger and more pronounced […]

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Sober Living Environment: Your Next Steps


The Reach Of Addiction Addiction is an unsettling, oftentimes even terrifying experience for both the addict and the individuals in his or her life. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), there is an average of 23.5 million Americans age 12 or older who are in need of treatment for substance abuse and […]

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Detox From Heroin: The Signs and Symptoms


The Detox From Heroin If there is one thing that people know about addiction, it is that heroin is incredibly addictive and extremely hard to quit. In fact, many heroin addicts fear the rehabilitation process more than they fear to continue to use the drug because they believe in their heart of hearts that the […]

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Addiction Aftercare: Life After Rehab


After Treatment Ends Completing an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation program is a commendable achievement, but the recovered addict’s journey is only just beginning. An effective treatment program will leave an individual feeling almost transformed as if they’re once again the person that he or she was meant to be. However, it’s much easier to learn […]

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Dealing with Your Adult Child’s Addiction


As a parent, your first priority is to take the best care of your children as possible, to raise children into healthy adults and contributing, functional members of society. However, that care can take a wide variety of forms such as making sure your children are equipped with the life skills needed to take care […]

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Inpatient or Outpatient: Choosing Your Treatment


Looking for Help There’s a common theme in the stories of those who have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction, which is the notion that addiction is terrifying for both the addict and their family, friends, and loved ones. While no one wants to be addicted to drugs or alcohol, many find themselves powerless against […]

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Are You Enabling Addiction?


Good Intentions Gone Bad Although the buck ultimately stops with the addict, there are others who can either intentionally or inadvertently contribute to the individual’s substance abuse by enabling addiction. Referred to as enablers, these people are often the parents, siblings, or close friends of the addict and are merely acting out of love or […]