Is Marijuana Addictive?

There are a lot of competing perspectives on marijuana and whether it is truly addictive. So is it? A drug is considered addictive if it makes you dependent on it. In other words, you get withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it. You also crave an addictive drug – as in that’s all you really…

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How to Help Your Addicted Partner

Addiction is a very devastating disease that can destroy lives of many people. If you have an addicted partner, you may feel conflicted. It is only natural to want to help your partner if he or she is struggling with an addiction. Don’t know for sure? First, look at the signs. Some common signs that…

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Miley Cyrus: A Recovery Role Model

Miley Cyrus’s battle with addiction has been highly publicized over the past couple of years. In 2015, Miley Cyrus was photographed in a recording studio surrounded by what appeared to be drug paraphernalia. Miley’s loved ones and fans watched her addiction story unfold in the news. Despite the difficulties she undoubtedly has faced in working through her…

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Yoga and Addiction Recovery

Addictions manifest mostly as a need to fill a void or even as a coping mechanism. It is important for recovering addicts to find a way to deal with their problems and emotions in a healthy way. This is where holistic and alternative methods of addiction recovery come into play. The goal is to help…

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The Link Between Sexual Abuse and Addiction

  When a person experiences sexual abuse in any form and at any time in their life, it causes many problems. A traumatic experience such as this is undoubtedly extremely damaging mentally as well as physically. Victims suffer many consequences of sexual abuse, including depression, low self-esteem, PTSD, and many other problems. One prominent problem…

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Medical Doctors and Lack of Addiction Education

What your primary care physician doesn’t know about addiction could be extremely detrimental to an addict’s health and well being. When it comes to knowing the signs of addiction and treating it, doctors really do not get that much addiction education. Many doctors simply lack a basic understanding of how the drugs they prescribe can…

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Life Changes After Treatment

Getting sober is hard. Maintaining sobriety is even harder. Your life goes through changes whether you spent time in a sober living house for treatment or not. Recovery is a lifelong process, and it begins with a metamorphosis. After you detox, you face a life without drugs or alcohol. While this is difficult, it does…

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How to Help an Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help

Have you found out that a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol? Have you confronted them about their addiction? Perhaps they have refused treatment. Maybe they do not even admit that they have a problem. When a friend or loved one simply does not want help, it can be devastating and incredibly painful…

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Molly: A Rising Threat

Don’t mess with Molly. It can hurt you bad or even kill you. Molly is what many people on the streets or in the club scene call MDMA in its pure powder form. Molly is actually methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine. It is a synthetic drug which alters perception and mood. It is chemically similar to hallucinogens and stimulants.…

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The Most Addictive Drugs

All addictive drugs are different chemically and produce different effects. However, all drugs are same in one major way: they take control of the brain’s normal functioning. In other words, they change the brain’s response to memory, judgement, emotions, and more. Addictive drugs also share another trait: their use produces cravings. These cravings come before…

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