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When Should You Hold an Intervention?

It can be challenging to help a loved one struggling with addiction. Sometimes a direct, honest conversation can start the road to the recovery and relationship healing. But it’s not always that easy. When it comes to addiction, the person…
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Hardest 12 Steps to Complete: Relapse Prevention

There are many people who see addiction as something that is never under their control. They spend their lives with vices that break down their minds, bodies and personal relationships. Some don't even think they have a problem, nor do they…
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7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Treatment Center

7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Treatment Center Going to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is a big decision that can change the rest of a person’s life. When you get help, you put your life in the hands of an addiction-based…
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Growing up With an Addicted Parent

History has shown evidence of various ailments that have wiped out huge numbers of the population, from measles to consumption to tuberculosis. Modern medicine has made huge strides to beat these diseases and ensure that humans no longer die…

Tips to Help Cope with an Addicted Loved One

People in the grasp of active addiction can be intolerable. From mood swings to a mindset that blames anything and everything for their using except themselves, being around an active addict can make anyone want to lose their mind. Torn between…
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Heavy Drinking in College: Bad Habits Influence Alcoholism

College is truly the gateway to adulthood for millions of Americans. At college, students can learn to thrive and discover what they are interested in and passionate about. Unfortunately, many students also discover the habit of drinking alcohol,…
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What are 12 Step Program and Do They Really Work?

Putting your active addiction behind you is a serious life-changing decision, and it can be difficult to know what road to recovery is right for you. Everyone is different. Some pray to God for strength to overcome cravings and some need more…
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What are Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders?

It can be difficult for your doctor to diagnose co-occurring disorders and all the challenges you might face with this type of condition. Read on to learn more about co-occurring disorders and the kind of treatment that’s best for your recovery…
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Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: 6 Addictive Behaviors in Society

Behavioral Addiction: What Is Addictive Behaviors and How Does It Work? Most people might not know what behavioral addiction is or they don’t really qualify it as a real addiction. They might even think these people can control their actions…
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What is the War on Drugs and Did it Succeed?

From the early 19th century to the present day, America’s relationship with drug use has been through a rollercoaster of events. Despite America’s constant efforts to diminish the use of drugs throughout the nation, almost 200,000 prisoners…