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15 Oct
The Scoop On Animal-Assisted Addiction Therapy Animals enhance our lives in so many ways. They are loyal companions who show unconditional love and empathy, who ask only for love and affection in return for all that they do for us. Animal lovers are well aware of the countless benefits of having a pet, including the uplifting effects they have on emotional well-being. Research studies indicate that spending as little as 30 minutes a week with an [...]
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10 Oct
Wait Time Challenges: How To Cope While You Wait For A Rehab Spot When an addict is ready to take a step towards recovery, it is important that they act fast, as that thought can be changed very quickly. Most addicts have to struggle for a long time before accepting that they need help, so if they are seeking a substance abuse treatment program, the faster they can get into that program, the more likely it will be that they actually attend. The [...]
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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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03 Oct
Chronic Pain Treatment For People Addicted To Painkillers Many people today suffer from severe pain, meaning they are experiencing pain on a regular basis. Some suffer daily, while others may have different conditions, such as nerve pain, that flare up depending on the person's stress level. For those suffering from chronic pain, it can be very difficult to find an effective treatment, and this only gets harder if the patient happens to have history of addiction to opioid [...]
Addiction Recovery, Chronic Pain, Fentanyl Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Pain Management, Prescription Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs, Rehab and Recovery Read More
16 Sep
The Evolution Of Addiction And Rehab Addiction: A Historical Perspective Alcohol and Drug Addiction Drug and alcohol use dates back thousands of years.  In 3000 BC, as ancient farmers discovered the intoxicating powers of certain crops, they also created other products from those crops.  Barley was used to make beer, which was widely consumed.  Around the same time, opiates were being cultivated from opium poppy seeds, and used largely among the aristocracy.  [...]
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11 Sep
Helping Those Who Resist Help: Do Interventions Work? I still remember two different times when people point blankly asked me about my drinking. One was my Mom many many years before I became sober. And one was my sister, after walking in on me and my ex in mid violent fight. There were also a few other times in my life where people reached out, thinking things might be wrong, but not wanting to bring it up. By [...]
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04 Sep
Cocaine Addiction: A Story Of Despair And Recovery Names have been changed to protect identities. Cocaine addiction has many faces. It is the middle-aged corporate executive who is buckling under the pressure of heavy decisions and long days. It is the new mom whose long-suppressed trauma from a long-ago rape has surfaced following the birth of her child. It is the emergency room nurse who is burned-out from the constant life-and-death stress and inhumanly long shifts. It is [...]
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26 Aug
Addicts In Captivity: Are Prisons Doing Enough To Help Prisoners With Addictions? Are prisons doing enough to help prisoners with addictions? This is a topic that can fuel an argument. There are some who may say a person should be able to overcome their drug or alcohol abuse when they’re sent to prison. As soon as they’re incarcerated, they can’t use drugs anyway! There are some who think, do they deserve help? They’re the ones choosing to use [...]
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13 Aug
Life After Rehab: Preventing A Relapse No matter how someone gets here, early recovery for any addict can be a scary place. Life for the addict is changing and there is no clear path to take. For people exiting a rehabilitation program, the fear of relapse is high, because while in the program they were safe from coming face to face with their substance. Rates of relapse are high for all addicts, but a few things [...]
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