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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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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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Can an Intervention Help a Person Suffering from Alcohol Addiction?

What Are Interventions and How Can They Help a Person Suffering from Alcohol Addiction?

November 19, 2019

Have you heard that interventions may be a good way to convince a loved one suffering from alcohol addiction to seek treatment? Yes, they are a viable solution not only in alcohol addiction cases but in any type of addiction and many other situations. However, do not take everything you hear or see on TV…

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7 Steps to Take When a Loved One Refuses to Treat Alcohol Addiction

7 Steps to Take When a Loved One Refuses to Treat Their Alcohol Addiction

November 12, 2019

Convincing a loved one to accept treatment for their alcohol addiction can be challenging. Many addicts refuse to admit that they have a problem. Others promise to stop drinking and never do. There are also addicts who promise to treat alcohol addiction but find excuses to delay the moment. If you analyze their reactions, your…

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Drug Addiction and Recovery – Lessons from Elton John’s Addiction Story

Drug Addiction and Recovery – Lessons to Learn from Elton John’s Cocaine Addiction Story

November 4, 2019

The media rages about the recently launched memoirs of Elton John. Perhaps the most controversial parts of Me are the artist’s battle with drug addiction and recovery. After several relapses and reaching the final stages of human degradation, the artist managed to recover. He is now one step away from celebrating three decades of sobriety.…

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The Importance of Nutrition during Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery

The Importance of Nutrition during Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery

October 25, 2019

It is common knowledge that people addicted to drugs neglect their nutrition. Then it makes sense to make proper nutrition part of the addiction treatment and recovery process. Just consider the following facts about drug abuse and nutrition: Drug users have fewer and less consistent meals. Their food is highly processed and unhealthy. Many of…

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