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PCP Abuse Can Have Dangerous Side Effects on Brain

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Escapism is common in our culture. Movies, music, videogames, and plays all help us step inside another world, leaving the stresses of everyday life behind for a while. But what if you could step outside of your own mind? That’s often what happens with a certain type of hallucinogens called dissociative drugs. Dissociatives are often […]

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How to Support Your Recovering Friend

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When your recovering friend comes back from treatment, they will be in a vulnerable mental state. They’re scared, they’re ashamed, and they might feel alone. One of the essentials of a successful recovery is having friends to be supportive of the addiction recovery process. It’s important for recovering addicts to have the encouragement they need, […]

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Providing Addiction Treatment in Delaware

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Addiction treatment in Delaware can be hard to find, which is a huge obstacle to overcome when there is nowhere else left to go for a person. The prospect of going from active addiction to recovery is intimidating to most addicts. Many of they see recovery as essentially embracing withdrawal symptoms, which they want to avoid […]

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Learn to Say No in Sobriety: Stand Up for Yourself

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One of the hardest things a person needs to after rehab is learn how to say no. Although completing an addiction treatment program is never easy, it’s often said that the real work of recovery begins after getting out of rehab. In an alcohol or drug rehab, it’s not as difficult to resist the temptation […]

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Alcohol Consumption May Cause Some Regrets

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It’s no surprise to anyone that alcohol consumption may cause a person to do some regrettable things in life. By all appearances, drinking alcohol would seem to be relatively harmless. After all, a substance that’s completely legal couldn’t be all that dangerous, right? That is what many people continue to tell themselves as they irresponsibly […]

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After-Rehab Transition: Start With These Tips

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After-rehab life comes with its challenges. When some people hear the word “addiction,” negative images form in their head because of the perceptions that people have about addicts. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions are based on some level of truth. For instance, addicts frequently sacrifice their relationships if that’s what it takes to get their next fix. Moreover, […]

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Addiction Recovery Jokes Can Help Address Past Substance Abuse

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Addiction is a devastating disease that we’re still learning about. Whereas most other diseases don’t change a person on such a profound, intimate level, addiction robs people of their physical health while turning them into shells of their former selves. More specifically, it causes major deterioration of a person’s overall health and wellness by weakening […]

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Addiction Recovery Quotes Offer Perspective, Honesty

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The disease of addiction does not discriminate – substance dependency is blind to gender, age, social status, and race. It does not avoid successful businessmen nor favor the less fortunate. In fact, many of the great minds we as a society admire have been afflicted themselves. But there is life after addiction, and some wise […]

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8 Great Recovery-Related New Year’s Resolutions

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Whether it’s because of all the money being spent on gifts, the pressure of having to get so much decorating and cooking done, or the volatility of putting dozens of members of a boisterous family together in a small space, the holidays can be downright stressful sometimes. For people in recovery, holiday stress can be dangerous, […]

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Living in Gratitude: Take Your Sobriety to the Next Level

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Being in the throes of active addiction is a very, very dark time. Even when a person is a so-called “functioning addict” who has managed to hang onto a job, a home, and his or her relationships, there will have undoubtedly been many effects from the chemical dependence, whether it’s the sudden feeling that life […]