Is Smokable Alcohol a Problem?

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Smoke-able alcohol is one of the newest dangers in substance abuse. This method of “ingesting” alcohol (taking alcohol into the body) is very similar to the method used to smoke “crack” cocaine. The alcohol is basically vaporized and inhaled as opposed to being swallowed and absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract.

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Isolation Hinders Recovery from Addictions

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Many alcoholics and drug addicts may see themselves as social people and “the life of the party.” Others tend to prefer isolation in a feeble attempt to keep their addiction a secret from others, or simply to avoid contact with other people in order to give their full attention to…

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Difference Between Drug Users and Abusers

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What’s the difference between a so-called recreational user and a drug abuser? Is there a gray area between them, or is there a clear boundary—a threshold beyond which lies addiction? One thing is fairly certain—for the future addict, that boundary is a moving target, always somewhere ahead in the distance,…

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5 Coping Tips For Binge Drinking Moms

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Professionals agree that there is an upswing in binge drinking moms throughout the United States. We know that alcoholism is dangerous, but it’s rarely discussed how binge drinking affects mothers. This especially rings true for single moms, women that are new to motherhood, or career-oriented mothers. Here at…

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Alcoholism Involves More Than Just Alcohol

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One of the most common misconceptions about recovery from alcoholism is that putting down the bottle is enough. Many alcoholics have tried this method, sometimes for days at a time and sometimes for years at a time. They say they can swear off forever, but there is a difference between…

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Where Drug Addiction and Mental Illness Intersect

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Drug addiction and mental illness are often seen together because being at risk for one can make you more vulnerable to the other. People who have a predisposition for mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety are more at risk to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Similarly,…

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Why Self Care is Essential to Preventing Relapse?

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What’s self care and how does it relate to addiction recovery and preventing relapse? Practicing good self care starts with taking care of your mind, body, and spirit now that you’re not using drugs anymore. One of the reasons self-care is such a fundamental part of addiction recovery is that through…

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What Is Rock Bottom in Addiction?

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Rock bottom is simply whatever it takes to make someone emotionally ready to seek recovery. Hitting your rock bottom is different for everyone. For some addicts, once you’ve become homeless, or shunned by family members, is the deepest low you can achieve. Your rock bottom can be emotional and physical.

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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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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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