Painkillers lead to Heroin Addiction

Painkillers lead to Heroin Addiction

Opioid painkiller medications are similar to heroin and both are derived form the poppy plant. They have similar chemical structures and both bind to the same opioid receptors in the brain. They both create a feeling of euphoria in the user and...
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01/18 2016
Supporting a Spouse through Addiction Recovery

Supporting a Spouse through Addiction Recovery

When addiction enters a marriage it creates all kinds of problems that can destroy the marriage if the proper help isn’t sought. When a spouse is struggling with addiction, the other spouse may feel helpless and powerless to help their loved one....
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01/15 2016
The Effectiveness Of 12-Step Programs

The Effectiveness Of 12-Step Programs

The 12-Step Program originated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), which was founded in 1938. It was originally established to treat alcoholics but today the 12-Step Program is used by other groups to treat addiction to drugs, gambling, food, sex and more. The 12-Step...
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12/29 2015
How To Address Drug Or Alcohol Abuse With An Addict

How To Address Drug Or Alcohol Abuse With An Addict

If you were suspicious of your loved one abusing drugs or alcohol and have finally found the evidence to prove it, what should you do? Some experts recommend that you say nothing about your discovery to your loved one. This gives you...
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12/28 2015
How to talk to Loved Ones about Addiction Recovery

How to talk to Loved Ones about Addiction Recovery

Addiction impacts the family unit on many levels. Even if you do not share a living environment with family members, addiction can still affect your relationship with them. And, just as addiction is not an isolated disease, the decision to pursue sobriety will...
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12/22 2015
How to Avoid a Relapse during Christmas

How to Avoid a Relapse during Christmas

There is a familiar phrase among alcoholics that is known as HALT. It is a reminder to alcoholics that they should “try to never be too Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.” This is especially true during holidays such as Christmas where there...
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12/21 2015
Art Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Art Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Art therapy is one of the alternative treatment models used in addiction recovery that helps patients express thoughts and feelings. Sometimes the addict has difficulty articulating and expressing difficult emotional issues that they struggle with. Art therapy in addiction recovery has been shown to be...
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12/14 2015
The Danger of Replacing One Addiction for Another

The Danger of Replacing One Addiction for Another

Replacing one addiction for another is a common behavior pattern among recovering addicts. Once an addict stops using alcohol or their drug of choice, they usually pick up another obsession. The new addiction can be anything that is able to take the...
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12/10 2015