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Can I Detox Safely While Pregnant? [Guide]

Is it possible to detox while pregnant? This is a very important question considering the dangers of drug and alcohol use for pregnant women. If you or a loved one are looking to get sober for pregnancy, then congratulations; you are taking…
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Addictive Personality - Myth or Real?

So many factors can influence a person’s potential of becoming addicted to drugs, from genetics to social environment.It isn’t easy or possible to pinpoint a single cause. One common belief is that some people have an addictive personality.…
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Nurses and Addiction

Although nurses are an integral part of the medical field, they are human, too. Substance abuse in nursing is possible, especially considering the number of stress nurses can endure.Substance abuse among nurses has been studied since the 1970s,…
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Am I Drinking Too Much Alcohol?

Am I drinking too much? It’s a question that not many drinkers want to ask themselves. The truth is that asking that question creates an acute awareness of the possibility of it being true.  Usually, when you question if you’re drinking…
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Veterans and Substance Abuse

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How Do You Know You're Addicted [Guide]

If you’ve been regularly consuming or dependent on a mind-altering substance, you might reach the point where you ask, How do I know if I’m addicted? The signs of addiction come on in different ways for each person. Some will experience…
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How Addiction Affects Men and Women Differently

Men and women react to addictive substances somewhat differently. The differences directly link to the gender difference. Men and women are biologically different, so some substances will be more intense to one another while less so. Additionally,…
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Reasons to Quit Heroin

If you have found yourself in the grips of heroin addiction, you likely feel you have lost all willpower to quit. This is because heroin wires your brain so that you continue to seek out the drug, even when you experience negative consequences…
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Seeking Rehab for a Meth Addiction

Methamphetamine— often called meth or crystal meth—is a highly addictive substance that when used can change a person’s life in the worst ways possible. Many times, those who use meth are not looking for treatment until a significant…
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Dealing With Anxiety Without Benzos (How To)

Are you in search of a Xanax substitute? If you are one of the millions of people dealing with an anxiety disorder, it is understandable to want to ease your symptoms.  Anxiety is a difficult mental illness to juggle, it can interfere with…