Top 10 Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Top 10 Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Top 10 Most Commonly Abused Drugs Thousands of people are abusing drugs every day in the U.S. They are sold illegally on the street, are purchased with a prescription, or bought legally such as alcohol, tobacco products and in some states, marijuana....
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07/06 2015
Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that daily marijuana use will cause dependency and addiction in 25 to 50 percent of its users. In their 2013 study, marijuana use in the U.S. was estimated at 4.2 million people. In addition, the...
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07/01 2015
Top 10 Abused Prescription Drugs

Top 10 Abused Prescription Drugs

Top 10 Abused Prescription Drugs The National Institute of Drug Abuse statistics report that the U.S. has 5.1 million people abusing painkillers, 2.2 million people taking tranquilizers illegitimately and 1.1 million people taking stimulants needlessly. In addition, approximately 100 people die daily...
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06/29 2015
Devotion to Sobriety

Devotion to Sobriety

Lately I have been thinking a lot about devotion. Before getting sober, I was devoted to getting what I wanted no matter who was hurt in the process. If I was angry, I did whatever I could to get revenge. If I...
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06/26 2015
How Much Recovery Capital Do You Have?

How Much Recovery Capital Do You Have?

Words from a WSTC Therapist By: Tyler Oberheim Recovery capital is defined as the internal and external resources that an individual possesses to help sustain recovery (Granfield & Cloud, 1999; Cloud & Granfield, 2004). There are three main categories of recovery capital...
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06/23 2015
Top 10 Most Popular Recreational Drugs

Top 10 Most Popular Recreational Drugs

The ten most popular recreational drugs are a variety of substances that produce specific feelings and symptoms. They originate from different sources and are unique in their design, purpose and abuse. Here is a quick snapshot of each drug, its history and/or...
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06/22 2015
Living in Gratitude: Recovery after Drinking

Living in Gratitude: Recovery after Drinking

I’ve spent a large part of my life, even before I started drinking, believing that disaster was inevitably around the corner at all times. I can’t even count the mornings I woke up with negative thoughts already beating down the door of...
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06/19 2015
How to Deal with a Loved One Abusing Alcohol

How to Deal with a Loved One Abusing Alcohol

Alcoholism affects millions of people and can wreak havoc on relationships, health, careers and lives. While alcoholism has many negative effects on the person struggling from it, watching a loved one deal with an alcohol abuse issue can also be difficult and...
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06/18 2015
Drug Use by Teens: 15 Most Common

Drug Use by Teens: 15 Most Common

Teenage drug use rates fluctuate according to what type of drug is used. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducts surveys to determine what trends are taking place yearly by teenagers. The NIDA website has graphs that reveal yearly drug trends...
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06/16 2015
What to do if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

What to do if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

What is Heroin? Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid narcotic. It blocks the neurotransmission of pain and induces relaxation and feelings of euphoria. Heroin is most often sniffed, smoked or injected and can produce a quick rush (high), occurring within just...
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06/11 2015