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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 […]

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Identifying with Fellow Addicts, But Don’t Compare

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As a disease, addiction has a number of profound effects on a person’s health, mental and emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, a potential for success, and so on. Over the course of active addiction to alcohol and drugs, many addicts become financially destitute, unemployed, and oftentimes even homeless. Even family, friends, and other loved ones—from whom […]

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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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A Guide to Finding the Right Drug Treatment Center

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Addiction affects people in many and various ways. As a disease, addiction can changes personalities, render people without jobs or places to live, destroy relationships with family and friends, and so on. Additionally, there are a number of health risks that accompany addiction, affecting virtually every square inch of the body. Due to the extensive […]

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The 12 Steps: Spiritual or Religious?

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Bill Wilson, himself an alcoholic, co-founded the original twelve-step support group as a way to help his associate, Dr. Bob Smith, who was also an alcoholic, achieve sobriety. As the budding fellowship gained momentum and continued to group, Wilson wrote some of the group’s core values, tenets, and principles in what’s colloquially referred to in […]

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Dealing with Addictive Behaviors

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There are many terms for addictive behavior. In treatment, addicts will often learn about what an addictive personality is. 12-step groups also refer to an addict’s “character defects” and “shortcomings.” All of these are words and terms used to describe something that makes us feel good. As addiction goes beyond drugs themselves, we might overdo […]