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Religion and Recovery


In the program of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step groups, members are encouraged to find a God (or higher power) of their own understanding, something greater than themselves. This is considered an important part of personal recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism; many alcoholics and addicts struggle with the idea of control and ego, and […]

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A New, Dangerous Drug


Image Source: The Drug Classroom Times are changing… and drugs are changing with them. In recent years, there’s been an explosion of new “designer drugs,” a cause for much concern if you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem. Designer drugs get their name from the study of drug design. Sometimes, chemical compounds […]

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Addiction to Marijuana


There can be a lot of confusion and misinformation about marijuana. In recent times, it has been decriminalized, legalized or used for medicinal purposes. As less people view marijuana in a negative light, more people are using it recreationally. At the same time, it’s casually dismissed as being “not even a drug.” Oftentimes users justify smoking […]

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You Can’t Put a Price on Recovery from Addiction


“I’m an addict. I desperately want and need help. I’m looking into some treatment centers, but… How will I be able to pay for it? Will my insurance cover it?” These thoughts constantly run through the mind of an addict who’s decided he wants to get clean. They run through the mind of his family […]

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What is Sex Addiction?


How do you know if you are a sex addict? Like drugs, alcohol or any other addiction, sex feels good to most people who have experienced it. But when does something cross the line from feeling good to becoming an addiction? A simple answer to this question is: when it starts to create problems in your life. […]

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Teen Drug Addiction Treatment & Therapy


These days, it’s not uncommon to walk into a twelve-step support group to see younger and younger faces. It’s been clear for some time that teen drug addiction is a big problem, but it appears they may also be getting sober as well. According to the evidence, one thing rings clear: Addiction surely doesn’t discriminate […]

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Life After Drug Relapse: Where Do I Go From Here?


Experiencing A Drug Relapse Most recovery professionals teach those addicts who are in the process of recovering that drug relapse is an expected, natural part of the addiction recovery process. In fact, most individuals will often experience relapse multiple times, extending the period between slips from weeks to months and years. Oftentimes it’s the accrued […]

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Pain Medication & Drug Recovery


The Beginning of Pain Medications In recent years, this country has seen a massive increase in the abuse of certain forms of narcotics, most significantly people become addicted to opiates, both in illicit forms like the street drug, and to synthetic opioids like the pain medications manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by doctors. With […]

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What Are The Twelve Steps?


Alcoholics Anonymous is a mutual aid fellowship that was founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, when Bill Wilson attempted to guide Dr. Bob Smith through alcoholism to recovery. The fellowship quickly became a popular resource for individuals suffering from alcoholism, even leading co-founder Bill Wilson to publishing a book that described the fellowship’s primary purpose, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Addiction Triggers


Sobriety and ongoing recovery involves a lot of hard work and effort on the part of the addict. With the passage of more and more time having remained abstinent, you would expect that recovery would get easier the further from the period of addiction that the individual gets. For the most part that’s true; though […]