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What’s the Difference Between Drug Dependency and Addiction?

February 19, 2020

There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding drug use and abuse. Terms like drug dependency and drug addiction can be difficult to understand. That’s because some people use the terms interchangeably and some organizations define them differently. In recent years, some experts have come to reject both terms. That being said, there are commonly accepted definitions…

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How to Avoid Substituting One Addiction for Another

February 12, 2020

If you’re in drug addiction recovery, you may believe that once you get treatment for that particular addiction, you’ll be cured. However, many people in recovery substitute one addiction for another. This is called addiction replacement and it helps to confirm that addiction is a disease. In many cases, addiction is not tied to just…

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Explaining Your Drug Addiction

Explaining Your Drug Addiction to Loved Ones

February 4, 2020

There are many misconceptions surrounding drug addiction. This is not surprising since it is quite a complicated disease. There is a wealth of information available. However, some people believe it results from a lack of willpower or that it’s a moral failing. Even the people who love you may not get that you have a…

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Cocaine Addiction

What You Need to Know About Cocaine Addiction

January 19, 2020

Cocaine is an addictive stimulant made from the leaves of the coca plant. Although it can be used for medical purposes, it’s recreational use is illegal. If you see it on the street, it’ll be a be fine, white powder. Sometimes dealers mix with it other powders like flour, talcum powder or cornstarch. It can…

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Can I Detox from Alcohol on My Own?

January 12, 2020

If you’ve become addicted to alcohol, the idea of quitting may be overwhelming. You may have tried unsuccessfully to stop drinking before or you may have heard that withdrawal can be painful. Even though you know you need to bring your drinking habit to a halt, you may not want to seek professional help. However,…

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

What Parents Need to Know About Prescription Drug Abuse in Teens

January 4, 2020

Most people have some type of prescription drug in their home. Most of the time, they don’t think too much about these medications. After all, they’re supposed to heal, not hurt. However, prescription medicines can be just as dangerous as illegal drugs if used inappropriately. They can be addictive, and prescription drug abuse in teens…

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misuse of prescription medication

Preventing the Misuse of Prescription Medication

December 25, 2019

Prescription medication is often necessary to treat or cure a number of conditions. Almost everyone has to take prescription drugs at some point in their lives. Most patients take the medication as recommended and they don’t suffer any severe adverse effects. However, some people use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, and this misuse of prescription…

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Understanding How Opioid Addiction Occurs

December 19, 2019

Virtually everyone has heard about the opioid crisis in the United States. You probably know that many people have become addicted and their lives have been thrown into chaos. Some people have even died. What you may not know is exactly how opioid addiction develops. In this article, we’ll provide you with a basic overview…

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Tips to Help Stay Sober Over the Holiday Season

Tips to Help Stay Sober Over the Holiday Season

December 12, 2019

The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry. However, for people recovering from alcohol addiction, it can be very difficult to stay sober. The festive season is supposed to be a period of merriment. However, it can be an emotional time associated with fatigue, financial difficulties, and family drama. Traveling and participating…

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Understanding Drug Addiction as a Disease

Understanding Drug Addiction as a Disease

November 25, 2019

Is your loved one addicted to drugs? It must be painful to witness their transformation and not be able to do anything about it. Part of you probably blames them for continuing to consume, for allowing themselves to go down such a destructive path. This is especially true if your loved one used to have…

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