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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Is There an End in Sight for the Current Heroin Epidemic?

It’s no secret that the drug epidemic in America is rising, most notably in the form of heroin use. Heroin has been an addictive drug for a long time, and the number of people using heroin has increased in this country, particularly in areas like Palm Beach.  Also, there are many factors that make heroin…

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Can You Beat Heroin Addiction on Your Own?

It is common knowledge that addiction is a tough thing to overcome. It does not matter what the substance or behavior is. Stopping any behavior cold turkey is difficult for anyone. Heroin addiction is no different. Believe it or not, there are some people who kick their opioid addiction all on their own. How can that be,…

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Lack of Addiction Recovery Programs With Family Support

Substance abuse is one of the most prominent problems in this country today. It does not only affect the addict themselves. In reality, it is the entire family that suffers from the addict’s use. Addiction is a family disease. Specifically, a family member’s addiction can have damaging consequences on the unity of the family, the home’s…

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Substance Abuse and the Link to Campus Rape and Sexual Assault

College is an exciting time for most students. It’s full of new beginnings and plans for a future. It is also a time for new discoveries. College students – especially those who live on a campus away from home – will undoubtedly face decisions that test their judgment and willpower. This is when parents hope…

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Guide to Socializing at 12-Step Meetings

Socializing becomes rather difficult for some of us when we enter recovery. Perhaps we once excelled at making friends. But as substance abuse gradually took control over our lives, many of us lost touch with this particular skill set. We didn’t know how to meet people outside of bars. We shunned those in our lives…

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