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Common Health Problems Associated with Substance Abuse: Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a contagious disease; it can be contracted in several different ways, so scientists have broken it down into 5 subtitles: Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. In active addiction, many people over look the health risks that come with abusing…
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Common Health Problems Associated with Substance Abuse: Sharing Needles

When you started doing drugs with friends you swore you would never do anything like this. “Not the hard drugs,” “never use needles,” or “I can’t imagine sharing needles” were probably phrases that escaped your lips. No one wishes…
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What Do Healthy Boundaries Look Like After Addiction?

Everyone has boundaries. From early childhood, we are learning the boundaries of others and setting our own. They help us to understand what’s acceptable in the world around us. Boundaries are especially important for addicts and their loved…

Number of Babies Born with Prescription Drug Addiction Skyrockets

In 2000, 29 newborn babies were hospitalized in the state of Kentucky because they were born with prescription drug addiction. During pregnancy, if a woman uses drugs, they will be passed in utero to the unborn child. That child, in turn, will…
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Cycle of Substance Abuse Addictions: Active Addiction to Recovery

When did this happen? When we first realize we, or someone we love, has an addiction, it’s one of the first questions that pops into our minds. While you may never be able to answer this question specifically, understanding the cycles of addiction…
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Children & Substance Abuse: Teaching Destructive Coping Mechanisms

Children of substance abusers typically find themselves in an abnormal role in the family. Many times older children sacrifice a normal childhood to take care of younger siblings. Shy, quieter children retreat into themselves to avoid negative…
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Common Health Problems Associated with Substance Abuse: STDs

Human bodies are designed for self-sufficiency. It doesn’t need outside help to function unless it becomes damaged or sick. Substance abuse adds an element to this well-oiled machine that complicates its intricate system. These complications…
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What to Expect During Your Loved One’s Treatment

Addiction grabs a hold and doesn’t let go easily. Once you make the decision to beat it, the unknown can seem unnerving. Just knowing what to expect can calm nerves and settle doubts. Below, we talk about what you can expect from addiction…
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How Do I Know if I Need a Support Group?

Support Groups After Treatment: Be in it for the Win Treatment allows you to create a new and healthy lifestyle away from drugs and Alcohol. While in treatment, we help you become re-accustomed to standard daily living activities such as…

Rehab Romance: What is 13 Stepping?

Rehab Romance: What is 13 Stepping? Deciding to become clean and sober is personal for everyone. Once that decision has been made, a lot of effort goes into becoming healthy again, and even more, effort goes into reconstructing relationships…