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Dabbing Pot Gaining Popularity Among Marijuana Users

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Mention “dabbing” these days, and you might get an invitation either to dance or to get high. In some communities, “dabbing” is a popular hip-hop dance, and several YouTube videos show viewers how to do it. But in other communities, the term means something completely different, and its popularity is about getting high on marijuana—without […]

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Teen Drug Abuse: Spotting the Signs

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teenagers are being introduced to substance use as early as age 13. With this exposure, there is a likelihood your child will feel pressured to partake in substance abuse and may at some point try alcohol and other substances (e.g. marijuana, opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) because their friends […]

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4 Common Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Myths

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When it comes to misconceptions about addiction, they appear to be more widely taken as facts than the actual facts, but this isn’t just limited to the people who have little experience with and knowledge of addiction. Even the people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs have a number of misconceptions and misgivings concerning […]

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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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Elderly Addicts: Substance Abuse Among Seniors Growing

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Abuse of prescription drugs among the senior population is one of the fastest -growing health concerns in the US. Older adults also have been found to suffer from alcoholism at rapidly increasing rates. Yet despite the rapidity with which the number of senior men and women suffering from these disorders climbs, the issue remains overlooked by the vast […]

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Benadryl Relapse? Why It May (Or May Not) Be a Thing

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I’ve heard a lot of questions asked by fellow addicts and alcoholics regarding certain aspects of recovery and sobriety – questions that, however sincere, I could deem nothing short of misguided. Most of these questions revolve around what exactly relapse entails, and how long one can dick around in the gray area before actually needing […]

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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 […]

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Florida Halfway Houses to Be Regulated

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The development of an addiction involves a rather complete transformation with the individual experiencing a deterioration of physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health. However, addiction doesn’t develop overnight. Becoming an addict is a confluence of an individual’s choices and behaviors over a period of time. Before becoming an addict, an individual must first be an […]

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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 […]