shame vs guilt

Shame vs. Guilt: What’s the Difference?

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Before we realized it was a disease, addiction was actually viewed as a conscious, willful behavior while addicts were seen as bad people who were selfish and self-destructive. As a result, people with addiction were punished, which often meant they were imprisoned or confined in asylums for the mentally insane. The idea was that the […]

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Sugar Addiction Is Not So Sweet

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During the course of the past 10 years, scientists and addiction specialists across the nation have been carefully studying the affects of sugar on the brain after innumerable individuals have come forward claiming that they are addicted to sweets. The results have been somewhat shocking to many. Studies have shown that sugar very likely affects the […]

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Addiction Recovery: There’s An App For That

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon was concerned by the number of young people suffering from addiction but avoiding seeking treatment based on long-standing stigmas attached to chemical dependency. Several of the college students’ own close friends had experienced drug addiction and alcoholism – and despite having no personal experience with addiction himself, Brannon knew […]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Sponsor Is Essential

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In the not-so-distant past, addiction was widely believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease. Today, we have the benefit of years of research, which have afforded a much better, more enlightened understanding of addiction. We’ve realized that addiction is actually a chronic, progressive brain disease for which there’s no cure. Originating in […]

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The 30-Day Peace + Serenity Challenge

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Whether you’re looking to find peace and serenity in means to support your recovery, sobriety or just overall happiness in life – we’ve spoken to hundreds of folks living a spiritually fit life who follow a handful of basic principles. Peace and serenity do not come externally, they come from within! Those who seek it […]

Cocoa Beach Drug Rehabs for Addicts

Cocoa Beach Drug Rehabs for Addicts

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Addiction is a disease that has affected the entire demographic spectrum. And although it’s progressive and incurable, it can be treated. Nobody who becomes an addict has to remain in that state indefinitely. There are a variety of addiction treatments and recovery resources at Cocoa Beach drug rehabs available to those who have become physically or psychologically […]

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Addiction Treatment Gap: How Can We Fill It?

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Addiction is a disease that’s very much unlike any other. While most other diseases are either physical or psychological in nature, addiction is one that’s actually both, or somewhere in between. Being so unlike other illnesses poses a very specific problem, which is that there’s no definitive, singular way to treat the disease of addiction […]

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Florida Drug Addiction Treatment Model: Pros & Cons

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Nowhere has there been so much growth in the addiction recovery field as in Florida. Individuals from the farthest corners of the country — and even the world — head to Florida when they’re suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction and in need of effective treatments to recover. The sheer number of treatment facilities rival […]

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Wait, Drug Rehab Centers Won’t Keep Me Sober?!

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One of the biggest myths about drug rehab centers is that they are responsible for keeping you sober. By this logic, if you go to a treatment center and relapse, it is their fault and not your own. Anyone who fails to stay sober must have gone to a bad treatment center. This couldn’t be further […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Gender-Specific Rehab

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Nobody ever intends to become an addict. In fact, many substance abusers continue to believe they’ll be able to stop their consumption behavior before they become fully addicted. However, the point of no return quickly comes and goes as substance abusers become full-blown addicts. Fortunately, addiction is a treatable illness with addicts having a number […]