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5 Stages of Addiction – What You Need to Know

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Today, over 40 million people in the United States older than 12 years of age are grappling with addiction to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. With overdoses on the rise and a growing opioid epidemic affecting millions around the country, it’s more important than ever to be able to spot and treat substance abuse early on. […]

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The Best Diet to Combat Post-Addiction Weight Gain

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Weight gain during recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction can be a significant source of stress and suffering on individuals who have overcome addiction. Almost 65 percent of people gain weight after going through rehab for drug or alcohol addiction while 20 percent of people who have overcome their drug or alcohol addiction become […]

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Rehab Success Rates: Does Rehab Really Work?

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When facing the overwhelming crisis of drug or alcohol addiction, whether as a family member or as an addict, one of the most common questions is if rehab really works. It feels like an extreme step, and many are unwilling to make that step unless they have some guarantee of results. In the United States […]

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How to Help Your Teen Battle Addiction

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When I held my infant daughter in my arms, I envisioned a beautiful future for her. I had dreams of all that she could and would do, of how great her life would be, and how I couldn’t wait to see who she’d become. We parents know, though, that as time passes, we don’t get […]

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Quaalude Effects: The Drug Epidemic of the 1970s

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The United States is currently in the middle of an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose. However, this is not the only drug epidemic the country has ever seen. In the 1960s and 70s, a different drug was widely used by teens and young adults across America. So much so, that studies were performed in […]

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Porn Addiction Withdrawal Sparks Hot Debate: Is It Real?

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Porn addiction withdrawal generally makes people scratch their heads, both average citizens and psychologists alike. Some would ask how such a passive activity like watching pornography could be addictive in the first place, while others would ask if it’s legitimate to compare cravings for porn with cravings for drugs and alcohol. There’s no official definition […]

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Ketamine Infusion Therapy | Is Addiction a Side Effect?

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Depression and chronic pain can put people at risk for drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide, but a new and unlikely drug might be able to help. Ketamine infusion, the substance known for its use as a party drug and veterinary sedative, has shown some promise in treating major depression and curbing suicidal thoughts. Ketamine infusion […]

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FAQs: Do I Have an Addiction?

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Before people can begin their journey to recovery, they will have to ask themselves, “Do I have an addiction?” Denial is a major component of addiction, especially for people who also exhibit a lack of awareness on substance abuse. They may be unable or unwilling to accept the reality of having a substance abuse problem, […]

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5 Street Drugs Parents Should Know About

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Although substance abuse and addiction affect people from virtually everywhere, regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity or race, and socioeconomic background—research has shown that certain groups tend to experiment with substances and, therefore, develop addictions at higher-than-average rates. Parents and public officials continue to be concerned about adolescents and teens, one of the most high-risk […]

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“Drug Teeth” and Oral Hygiene: Can Your Smile Impact Your Recovery?

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It’s no secret that oral hygiene and drug abuse don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. When in active addiction, caring for your teeth or health, in general, is the last thing on your mind. However, after we find ourselves seeking out recovery, we start to care about these things again. But by then, the damage is done […]