Big Drug Companies and Prescription Drug Addiction

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There is always news of the big pharmaceutical companies and the power they hold. The profits these companies make may seem overwhelming, and every year it seems another round of new medications is being developed. While the advances in medicine help save millions of lives, many other lives are being…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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