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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, […]

The Myth of the 27 Club

The Myth of the 27 Club & Six Celebrities Who Are In It

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Image Source: Sam Winder There most likely aren’t many stories that could be considered “addiction lore,” but the 27 Club could be considered one of them. For almost a century now, countless starry-eyed ingenues have packed up and moved to sunny California with the hope of becoming a famous movie star or a musician. However, […]

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What is Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment?

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Individuals who become addicted to alcohol and drugs learn from experience the number of profound ways that addiction affects a person’s life. Substance abuse disorders, as well as many types of behavioral addiction, render a person completely changed, robbing them of their potential and their aspirations, depleting their mental and physical health, and resulting in […]

How Alcoholics Should Stop Drinking

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 […]

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

Are You a “Chronic Relapser”?

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Substance abuse is a slippery slope. Whether one’s drug of choice is alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or one of the numerous other mind-altering substances, recreational abuse can very easily and quickly become something uncontrollable, the compulsive need to consume more and more. What’s more, when an individual becomes physically and mentally dependent on a substance, […]

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What are “Club Drugs” and What Makes Them so Dangerous?

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Substance abuse is an epidemic among all age groups; adolescents, teens, adults, and even senior citizens are suffering from addiction at higher rates than ever before. There are a number of reasons for this, which include social factors related to the underground culture of recreational drug users, genetic factors that make some individuals especially susceptible […]

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Finding a Drug Treatment Center with a Christian Program

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Recovery is an intense journey. Those experiencing addiction and ready to begin rehabilitation quickly experience just how powerful and personal addiction recovery can be. It’s common for the loved ones of addicts to stage interventions as a last-ditch attempt to urge the individual to receive addiction treatment by participating in an addiction treatment program. When […]

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Game Over: The Truth About Video Game Addiction

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As a race, we’re no longer the cave-dwelling, spear-hunting people that we were hundreds and thousands of years ago. Over the course of our existence, we’ve developed the sciences, arithmetic, medicine, and countless inventions and innovations that were intended to make us healthier, more efficient, to live longer, to entertain us, and so on. On […]

What Exactly is an Addict?

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The use and abuse of alcohol and drugs have become incredibly common among adolescents and teens, adults, and even senior citizens. Having an occasional cocktail isn’t something to fear, but the addictive power of alcohol and other substances demands our respect. People from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds begin abusing one or more of […]

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Nicotine & Tobacco Addiction

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The first people to isolate the chemical nicotine were two scientists in Germany. In 1828, they discovered how to separate nicotine from the tobacco plant in which it was found. At first, they considered it a poison — and it turns out they were right! Nicotine and tobacco are actually toxic to our bodies. Moreover, they are poison in […]