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5 Tips for Helping an Addicted Loved One

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Addiction affects more than just the addict. In fact, an individual’s addiction ripples through the lives of almost everyone with whom he or she has contact, oftentimes causing profound devastation. The close friends and family members of an addict will at times feel ashamed, frustrated, helpless, angry, and afraid. It’s no easy feat to remain […]

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Different Types of Addiction

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When most people think of addiction, they think of dependence to substances such as alcohol or drugs. This is likely due to the fact that there’s an estimated 23.1 million Americans over the age of 12 who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental […]

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The Pros and Cons of Staging an Intervention

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Enough is Enough While it goes without saying that addiction has a profound effect on the individual who suffers from the disease, addiction is also a toxic force on the lives of all those connected to the addict. In particular, family members, friends, and other loved ones are in a position where they have to […]

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7 Common Personality Traits of Those Struggling With Addiction

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While no two people are the same, there are often several personality traits associated with addiction that are commonly shared. If you or a loved one suffer from the disease of addiction, it can be helpful to understand these underlying causes to properly deal with the situation at hand. If you believe someone you know […]

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6 Signs You Have a Gambling Addiction

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The Truth About Gambling Addiction When most people think about gambling, they think about cutting loose, or “kicking back” on vacation. Or, gambling may conjure up images of high-rollers and spending nights at fancy casinos. Additionally, the term “gambling” may spark imagery of card games, innocent slot machines, or friendly wagers on a sporting event. […]

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Talking to Teens About Drugs

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When it comes to talking to teens about drugs, things can get a little complicated. Your children are the most precious things in the world to you, they are the lifeblood of the future. Parents spend their entire lives sacrificing and saving so that their children may have the absolute best of everything: education, resources, […]

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11 Tips for Dealing With Drug Withdrawals

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Drug withdrawals are an unfortunate and unavoidable part of the recovery process. If sobriety is your ultimate destination, making an uncomfortable pit stop with the detoxification process is a guarantee. However, there are different methods and helpful techniques you may employ to quell some of the more difficult parts of drug and alcohol withdrawals as […]