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09 Oct
Nutrition and Exercise: Your Defense Against Addiction It took 80 friends and acquaintances to die from addiction for athlete and polydrug addict Dominic Scalzo to change his life. His substance use disorder began innocently enough. His alcohol indoctrination started in college, before a foot injury got him hooked on prescription painkillers. He then progressed to crack and cocaine while joining a rough New York crowd. He got arrested and thrown out of school. Despite going to inpatient [...]
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30 Aug
A Special Kind Of Birthday: Celebrating One Year Of Sobriety If you stopped using drugs or alcohol sometime in the last year, you will soon be marking off the days to completing your first year of being sober. No matter what path your addiction took, this is an occasion for celebration. You have worked hard to get to this point: you have endured the withdrawal symptoms and made the decision to improve life for yourself and for the people you [...]
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16 Aug
Marijuana Addiction Quiz The dangers of cannabis use disorder are frequently underestimated, especially in places where possession and use of the drug has been legalized. After all, if it’s legal, it can’t be that bad, right? The increasing use of marijuana as medication adds further to the perception of weed being both harmless and non-addictive. The reality, of course, is that misuse of almost every legal substance can cause problems. Even [...]
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06 Mar
Addiction Help: How to Ask For Help With Your Addiction You've been through some ugly times and many moments you're not proud of. You've admitted to yourself that you need help, and you know that the emotional and financial tollon your family cannot continue. Now comes the scary part: asking for help. Don't let your addiction hold you back any more than it already has. Here are few tips on how to ask for addiction help so that you can [...]
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04 Feb
How To Stop Smoking Weed: Treatment, Tips & Benefits [Launched 2019] Weed addiction can be harmful to not only your health but also your life, and can lead to all sorts of problems that interfere with your job, your social life and your personal relationships. Knowing how to stop smoking weed is your first real step in quitting, so I applaud you. Now that you're here, I want you to read this till the end, for your own good:By [...]
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10 Jan
Can I Treat Myself, Or Do I Go To Rehab For Drug Addiction? One of the biggest questions someone who wants to quit using drugs has is "How can a rehab treat drug addiction?" Some people feel too far gone. Others have seen friends and family go through rehab only to relapse and think it's pointless. Recovery is never beyond redemption; you can find a rehab that offers professional treatments for specific drug addictions and that can assist during withdrawals to get you [...]
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06 Jan
Benefits of Rehab Away From Home Once you make the decision to stop using drugs, there are many things to consider. Benefits of rehab away from homeDeciding whether you should stay locally or travel away from home is a primary concern. And although staying close to home may sound like the best idea, there are also some strong benefits of rehab away from home. The Out of Sight FactorOne of the most important benefits of rehab [...]
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19 Dec
Types of Drug Addiction Treatments That Work There are many types of drug addiction treatments to consider when seeking help. Recovery isn't a straight shot and no one's path to sobriety is the same. Researching the types of drug addiction treatments makes the process less scary. It lets you know what to expect, but it also helps you decide what you need. When you are familiar with different types of treatment programs, you can tailor your approach [...]
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15 Dec
Is Recovery from Drug Addiction Possible? You know you have a problem and want to stop. But you keeping asking yourself, "Is recovery from drug addiction possible?" The journey back from drug addiction can be difficult, but no matter how far gone you may feel, recovery is possible. Is recovery from drug addiction possible?The negative impact that drugs have on the brain and mental health are well documented, but ongoing substance abuse also takes a [...]
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24 Nov
Effects of Alcohol – Some Are Not As Shocking Drinking is a large part of many cultures around the world. The taste is a factor many people like, but it's the effects of alcohol on the drinker that make it so popular. It's okay to drink responsibly once and awhile. But it's easy for things to get out of hand. A 2013 study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health found that Canadians drink 50 percent more than [...]
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