22Aug, 2016

How Nutritional Choices Can Support Recovery from Addiction

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Your drug addiction likely wrecked havoc, in some form or another, with your ability to eat a healthy diet.  An all-consuming relationship with the drug of choice eclipses an individual’s will to nourish themselves.  Drugs and alcohol, too, impact nutritional status in surprising ways, from disrupting digestion to leeching essential nutrients from the body.  On the flip side, better nutritional choices support recovery. Food/Addiction Connection: Any discussion of the role of nutrition in addiction recovery must first acknowledge that for many people in recovery, learning to eat better can trigger […]
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7Jul, 2016

Sobriety Strategies for a Clean and Serene Summer

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Among the milestones you pass in recovery, the first sober summer stands proud. Barbecues, music festivals, all-day picnics, outdoor sporting events and out-of-town travel shake up routine, disperse support networks and drag up memories of summers past.   While every recovering individual has specific situations that trigger temptation, and while addiction rages in any weather, summer breezes in with several unique qualities that set it apart from other seasons.  Having a plan that identifies potential “pain points” defines the difference between a clean and serene summer and a relapse.  Summer is […]
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14Jun, 2016

Sobriety Inspiration: 5 Celebrities Who Are Still Winning the Fight Against Addiction

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Sobriety is a lot of hard work but it is a challenge that you are definitely up for. These five celebrities took the same challenge that you are taking right now… and are still winning the battle after all these years. Eminem It is no secret that arguably the greatest rapper of all time once struggled with drug use. He was so heavily addicted at one point that the star gained 100 extra pounds, making him almost unrecognizable from the Slim Shady that the world had gotten to know. After getting help […]
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25May, 2016

Is Heroin Really Addictive On The First Use?

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Heroin is one of the scariest and most potent drugs in the world and its impact is growing. According to statistics, over nine million people around the world regularly use heroin, with an estimated 150,000 to 900,000 people in America using. Sadly, many of these people claim that they were addicted to heroin after one use. Is this controversial claim true? The answer is fairly complex. Physical Addiction Isn’t Likely Immediately Heroin is so potent because it acts on your brain on a biological level. Many drugs, such as marijuana, […]
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16May, 2016

Six Essential Tips To Help You Stay Sober

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Deciding to live a life of sobriety is a huge choice. And whether you are in an active treatment program, or out on your own, you are going to need help along the way. So, here are six essential tips to help you maintain your recovery goals. Know That You Are Not Alone Statistics show that at least 23 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol, which is about 1 in every 10 people over the age of 12. While it’s true that far too many of these individuals do not seek treatment, […]
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25Feb, 2016

How does Cocaine Addiction Treatment Work?

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What is cocaine? Cocaine is a highly addictive pain blocker that is extracted from the coca shrub that is native to the Andean highlands of South America, according to Medical News Today. Cocaine was used as a pain drug in the late 19th century. However, when the drug’s addictive qualities became better known by the medical community and as safer medications became available, cocaine ceased to be used in a clinical setting. Cocaine is currently used as an illicit recreational drug. In powder form it is either inhaled, injected in […]
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18Feb, 2016

Deciding to Check into an Alcohol Treatment Program

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For those suffering from alcohol addiction, a lot of potential options for addressing the addiction may have been previously attempted yet failed. These might include participation in an AA group, living in a sober living home or counseling. In instances where the intake of alcohol is high for an extended period of time, tapering down may not be an option. Checking into an alcohol treatment program is often the best available remedy in such a situation. By learning more about alcohol treatment programs and how they address addiction to alcohol, starting […]
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10Feb, 2016

The Dangers of Teen Presciption Drug Abuse

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Prescription drug abuse has become a growing problem among teens, according to a post on the blog Kids’ Health. According to a survey conducted in 2012, roughly 24 percent of teens who were surveyed admitted to taking a prescription drug without a doctor’s prescription. Why do teens abuse prescription drugs? Many adults become addicted to prescription painkillers that have been prescribed by a doctor, say for a back injury. Teens abuse prescription drugs for the same reason that they become involved in street drug abuse. Curiosity, tolerance for risk taking, […]
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12Jan, 2016

How substance abuse is killing middle aged white Americans

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The New York Times reported recently that a disturbing uptick in premature deaths in a particular demographic group has been occurring in recent years. Two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, and Anne Case, examined data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among other sources. They concluded that middle-aged, white Americans are dying at a greater rate than previous years. More importantly, middle-age whites in America are dying more than middle-aged whites in other countries, where the death rate is declining. Middle-aged white Americans dying from complications of substance abuse […]
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30Dec, 2015

5 Signs It’s Time To Seek Alcoholism Treatment

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The decision to enter a professional alcoholism treatment program is one of the most important choices a person can make because it has the potential to save their own life. Professional treatment at a rehabilitation center is a proven way to help alcoholics come to terms with their own addiction and begin to recover, but how do you know when it’s time to seek help? Here are 5 signs that it’s time to seek treatment for alcohol abuse: Your Drinking Is Beginning To Effect Your Work- Many casual drinkers have missed a few days of […]
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