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Addiction Kills (In More Ways Than One)

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Addiction is classified as a chronic relapsing disease that most directly affects the brain. Due to the chemical, structural, and functional changes that occur in the brain as a result of substance abuse, addiction causes a number of profound changes for addicts. These changes include, but are not limited to, such effects as declining health, […]

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Alcohol Detox: Dangerous & Deadly

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Addiction to alcohol—called alcoholism—is considered one of the most severe addictions a person can develop. As such, recovery from alcoholism and abstaining from the consumption of alcohol is considered extremely difficult, making intensive treatment virtually a necessity for alcoholics who want to break free from the chains of alcohol addiction. While there are effective treatments […]

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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Our best minds and scholars have spent years researching addiction, coming to the conclusion that it’s not merely a sign of abnormality, immorality, or being a self-centered, selfish deviant; rather, addiction is a disease that’s not unlike diabetes or heart disease. However, even though addiction is technically a disease, it’s also quite different from many […]

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What is an AA Sponsor? Why do I Need One?

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As addiction is a complicated disease that affects people in profound and diverse ways, it follows that there’s no single one-size-fits-all treatment that works best for all addicts. Each individual who suffers from addict has a specific set of individual circumstances that led to his or her suffering. One method that has been successful in […]

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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 […]