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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Depression and Addiction – How Are They Related?

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When it comes to co-occurring disorders, depression and addiction often come to mind. Besides the fact that depression can cause someone to experiment with substances, once someone uses drugs and/or alcohol, a person can become depressed after the high is over, and even during withdrawal and recovery. If you are…

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Are Prescription Drugs a Gateway to Heroin?

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Prescription drug abuse is a devastating problem in America today. More people die as a result of a prescription drug overdose than from car accidents. Prescription drugs are so dangerous because they seem harmless to many people since they are legal with a prescription. Many young people are especially unaware…

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