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Recovery Versus Reality

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The truth about conquering your addiction Many people are reluctant to admit they have an addiction, or go to a rehab facility because of the myths surrounding treatment. Before you give up on recovery altogether, get the facts so that you…
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Why You Need a Support System after Leaving Treatment

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Leaving treatment for alcohol and drug abuse can feel like breath of fresh air – a new start. You’ve faced your problems, conquered your demons, and all the hard work is over. Right ? Well, yes and no. One of the biggest steps – admitting…
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I Don’t Want to Quit Drinking But I Need To

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There are a multitude of reasons why a person might have developed their addiction to alcohol. Alcohol can fill an empty space, a void in one’s life, providing a sense of comfort and peace…at least for a while. Some turn to alcohol when…
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Non 12 Step SMART Recovery

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Introduction One of the most important protective factors against relapse following addiction treatment is the active participation in the recovery community. Because engaging in recovery meetings is so intrinsic to recovery success, it is…
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Treatment for Accidental Drug Overdose

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In the past, a drug overdose was a somewhat rare occurrence. An occasional news report of a celebrity drug overdose death or a neighborhood rumor about a local overdose might emerge, but these incidents were not common. How dramatically things…
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Residential Detox for Adderall Withdrawal

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As with many prescription drugs that are misused, Adderall finds itself in this camp. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that belongs to the class of stimulant drugs. The drug is often prescribed for treating individuals…
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Fentanyl Patch Addiction and Treatment Options

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Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid derived from morphine, and often marketed under the brand name Duragesic. The drug is very potent, at least fifty times more so than morphine. Fentanyl is typically reserved for cancer patients who…
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How To Stop Drinking Alcohol Safely

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On some level of consciousness, we know when we are pushing the envelope on a particular weakness or vice. For some it might be indulging too often in sweets or rich foods, resulting in weight gain and health conditions. For others it might…
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Getting a Second DUI in California

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Introduction In California, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% implies alcohol intoxication. When someone operating a vehicle is pulled over and found to exceed the legal limit, they will be arrested with a DUI offense. Getting a “Driving…
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Why Do Opiates Make You Sick

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Opiates, whether in prescription pill form or in the form of heroin, can make you feel nauseous when you take them and nauseous when you stop them after forming a physical dependence. The drugs provoke a powerful response by the central nervous…