Recovery Is Not Easy, But Is Worth It

Recovery Is Not Easy, But Is Worth It

Recovery is not easy, but is worth it. At first, quitting drugs or alcohol may seem like a daunting task and you may doubt yourself. However, recovery does get easier with time. The first couple of weeks or months are generally loathsome....
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04/29 2014
Psychological and Physical Aspects of Cocaine Addiction

Psychological and Physical Aspects of Cocaine Addiction

The treatment of the psychological and physical aspects of cocaine addiction – either for yourself or a loved one – requires strong support from the addict’s family, first and foremost, and social and psychological support from rehab staff and specialists. During cocaine...
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04/24 2014
Signs that Your Partner May be Suffering from Addiction

Signs that Your Partner May be Suffering from Addiction

Addiction is a rampant disease and most addicts innately have the same tendencies, regardless of what drugs or alcohol they use. Addicts will use utilize whatever means available to them – emotional manipulation, anger – so they can keep using drugs or...
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04/23 2014
Break the Cycle of Addiction and Shame

Break the Cycle of Addiction and Shame

Shame is a deeply personal and very painful emotion. If you’re struggling with an addiction, you likely have been feeling the shame of addiction for quite some time. That’s because shame and addiction go hand in hand. One of the most unfortunate...
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04/04 2014
Ways to Overcome Resistance to Recovery

Ways to Overcome Resistance to Recovery

Watching a loved one destroy their own life with alcohol or drugs is heartbreaking. And while the destruction caused by substance abuse is usually obvious to those close to an addict, the addict himself can be completely oblivious to what is going...
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04/04 2014
The Purpose and Goals of Interventions

The Purpose and Goals of Interventions

Interventions An intervention can be an effective tool to effectively demonstrate the depth and severity of substance abuse and addiction to someone you love. It can help them get the help they need before it is too late. Identifying addictive behavior and...
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04/04 2014
Court-Ordered Treatment

Court-Ordered Treatment

By some estimates, as many as 60% of people attending drug rehab programs have legal problems as a result of their drug and alcohol use. Many may actually be in court-ordered treatment – when a judge rules that a substance abuser may...
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04/04 2014
Genetics Play a Large Role In Addiction

Genetics Play a Large Role In Addiction

Why do some people become addicted, while others do not? Genetics play a large role in addiction. Studies of identical twins indicate that as much as half of an individual’s risk of becoming addicted to alcohol, or other drugs depends on his...
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04/04 2014
Part Two of Addiction and the Ego

Part Two of Addiction and the Ego

In Part One of this article, we investigated how the ego can be a major roadblock to recovery by making it harder for an addict to realize that they need help, and how it can increase their resistance to seeking help as...
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04/04 2014