The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs that are Commonly Abused

The Most Addictive Prescription Drugs that are Commonly Abused

Prescription drugs are abundant in the United States and are typically written out to people suffering from painful injuries or after invasive surgical procedures. There is a common misconception that because the medication is prescribed by a medical authority, prescription drugs are...
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10/24 2014
The Face of Heroin Addiction is Changing

The Face of Heroin Addiction is Changing

The face of heroin addiction is changing. Historically, heroin use and addiction has been linked to the inner cities and poor minorities, who were the major demographic of heroin addicts. In the 1960s, heroin addicts were still young inner-city males however, current...
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09/08 2014
Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holidays are a time to relax and celebrate with family and friends. However, that does not mean that you should forget to focus on your sobriety. It can also be very difficult if you have family members and/or friends who celebrate...
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07/03 2014
The Warning Symptoms of Alcoholism

The Warning Symptoms of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic, debilitating disease characterized by the compulsive consumption of alcohol. Alcoholics will display certain mental and physical characteristics that should be viewed as the warning symptoms of alcoholism. Tolerance is needing more and more alcohol to get to the...
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05/07 2014
The Signs of Alcohol Abuse

The Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abusers have a pattern of drinking that ends up damaging the individual’s health, as well as interpersonal relationships, and even the ability to work. There’s a difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism: alcoholism entails a physical dependency on alcohol. Alcohol abusers...
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05/05 2014
Recovery Is A Lifelong Effort That Takes Support

Recovery Is A Lifelong Effort That Takes Support

Long-standing recovery is a lifelong effort that takes support, and is a project that has no endpoint. It requires you to fully commit to sobriety for the rest of your life. It will take a lot of will power and effort to...
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05/01 2014
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