Emotional Trauma Can Lead to Addiction

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Many people blame emotional trauma that often happens in childhood for challenges in later life, one of those being substance abuse. We believe this is done rightfully so because trauma can devastate a person for a long time. Emotional trauma is often hard to gauge, but it is important that…

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5 Warning Signs of Relapse

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Relapse is always knocking at the door of someone in recovery. Stay strong through practicing relapse prevention techniques learned during rehab and reinforcing your determination for life-long sobriety through support groups. If you’re afraid of relapsing and have those compulsive thoughts in your read, we recommend going to a twelve-step…

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Loneliness and Addiction

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Loneliness and addiction go hand-in-hand, with substance abuse being fueled by feelings of being alone that trigger depression for many addicts. Loneliness is a factor that contributes to many people’s drug abuse or alcoholism. Someone who feels left out, alone, or unable to connect with others may use drugs or…

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Dealing with Shame in Sobriety

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Dealing with shame in sobriety is a common struggle for many addicts and alcoholics once you’re off the drugs. Most times drug users do things they are not proud of in the middle of an addiction. From unspeakable acts to acquire drugs, petty crime and taking advantage of friends, family…

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The Dangers Associated With IV Drug Use

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There are many dangers associated with IV drug use that many addicts are not aware of when first picking up the needle. As one travels down the road of addiction, the euphoric state that is sought weakens over time. When popping pills or smoking dope soon no longer produces a…

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10 Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

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There are many benefits to being thankful for the people and things around you. It warms your heart, promotes a positive outlook, and fosters eagerness to forge ahead no matter what. People who cultivate an attitude of gratitude are happier, more successful, and have more friends. When life is hard,…

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How Does Drug Addiction Begin?

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No one starts doing drugs with the intent to become so addicted that they lose everything and ruin their life. Drug abuse starts for a variety of reasons, and prevention campaigns along with a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment can help address those reasons. Most importantly, we believe in encouraging…

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What to Expect at Drug Rehab

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So, you’ve decided to help with your drug addiction (or a loved one’s substance abuse). If you’re wondering what to expect at drug rehab, then you’re not the only one. Every drug treatment facility is different, but most inpatient programs have similar admission procedures. Anyone entering treatment should be…

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We Don’t Get Sober Just To Stop Drinking

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One of the hardest things to do in recovery is making amends. It’s a big part of the 12-step recovery process and can be embarrassing, painful and daunting. The truth is that we don’t get sober just to stop drinking. The wreckage of an alcoholic’s past is often a deep…

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Healing the Addicted Brain

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For someone that has a drug or alcohol addiction, sometimes it can feel like you’re cursed to be “different” forever. While some of those traits come from having an addictive personality, there are deeper neurological issues at play. The problem with an addicted brain is that it has been recalibrated to require drug…

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