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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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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Positive Mental Attitudes in Recovery

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A positive mental attitude is a major condition for sustained recovery. Many recovering alcoholics and addicts recall having been told when they were growing up that they have a “bad attitude,” usually by people in authority whose opinion they readily dismissed. Here are some of the aspects of “bad…

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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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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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Why Twelve Step Meetings Keep You Sober

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Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, and it isn’t straight-forward. For those who are attending some form of formal treatment, life begins after one exits the bubble of rehab and returns home to experience the real world head-on. Employment comes back, maybe family begins to wonder about your absence, and friends want…

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Signs You may be Living with an Addict

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Common Signs & Symptoms of Drug Addiction Addiction does not play favorites. There are no real stereotypes of addicts either – they come in all shapes and sizes and from all different walks of life. In the United States alone there are over 27 million Americans that are addicted to…

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