What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic?

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Alcoholism is usually identified by family, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic well before the problem drinker becomes willing to admit to the possibility of a problem. The signs of an alcoholic that are apparent to those around the alcoholic are fairly consistent: erratic behavior, unreliability, emotional outbursts (often of…

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Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

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If you didn’t think addiction is a family disease, let’s take a look at the famous case of Robert Downey Jr. We know that our beloved Ironman struggled with substance abuse in the past, but what about his children? As if Robert Downey Jr.’s drug use wasn’t painful enough, for…

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Dating in Recovery

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Some people in recovery circles advise avoiding dating in the first year of sobriety. Since many people new to sobriety find themselves to be still impulsive, dating can often lead to complications: either they are disappointed when they can’t find the intimacy they crave, or they find themselves getting too…

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Different Treatment Options For Cocaine Addiction

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According to the The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) cocaine addiction is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, in some circles, it is classified as a health epidemic. The rampant abuse of cocaine (in all forms –including crack and intravenous cocaine) has motivated…

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Why Mental Illness often Leads to Substance Abuse

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Mental illness is a condition that is still being studied in great depth among researchers today. Much is not yet known about the causes of mental illness, but the implications of these disorders are now more widely understood. Mental illness often leads to substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment centers…

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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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