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Five Steps to Getting Clean and Sober

When alcohol or drugs have been the top priority in your life for any length of time, it can be so hard to look beyond your addiction and find some small piece of your real self to grab onto–some little bit of who you really are that reminds you that your addiction is not ALL of you; it’s just a small part of your journey. Even when an addict or

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8 Reasons to Go to Rehab During Thanksgiving

Home for the Holidays Even though the holidays are portrayed as the happiest time of the year in television and movies, it can be stressful for those who are dealing with any mental illness or addiction disorders. People with alcohol or drug abuse issues may see holidays like Thanksgiving as days that simply come with stress, triggers, and chance of relapse. Days with such significance may worsen feelings of shame

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Alcohol and Skin Problems – What’s the Connection?

How Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Your Skin? Around 5% of adults in the U.S. drink heavily and although the dangers that alcohol abuse poses to your liver, heart and other organs are widely publicized, you may not be aware of the impact that excessive alcohol consumption can have on your skin like alcohol skin rashes. Drinking excessively not only takes its toll on your skin’s appearance, but it can also

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6 Ways to Pay for Rehab Without Insurance

Rehabilitation supports those with substance abuse disorders on their journey to recovery in a comfortable and controlled environment. Even though it’s been proven to help millions of people with addiction problems and provides a superior level of care & high success rate, rehab may require insurance; and not all individuals have insurance or can afford the services on their own. For those who want to achieve sobriety in a beneficial

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National Drug Takeback Day

Did you know that over 6.2 million Americans misused prescription drugs in 2016? This number continues to grow. What’s more disheartening is that most of them obtained the drugs from friends or family members. This issue is what National Drug Takeback Day highlights. What Is National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day? Before you can participate in National Drug Takeback Day, you need to know what it is. In short, it’s a

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Is Marijuana Bad for You?

With the legalization of marijuana in certain states, there’s a huge debate going on. This debate focuses on the potential health risks of smoking marijuana. Because of that, people are asking, “Is marijuana bad for you?” While it’s true that marijuana isn’t the most dangerous drug, it may have some health risks. Causal vs Heavy Use First, it’s important to start with the facts. Experts haven’t found much evidence to

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How to Quit Drinking Alcohol

Learning how to quit drinking alcohol isn’t always easy. Some people can stop drinking whenever they want. Others have an unquenchable thirst for the drug that gets worse the less that they drink. When this happens, learning how to give up alcohol takes more than just willpower. How to Quit Drinking Alcohol Before people can learn how to quit drinking alcohol, they have to ask themselves if they’re ready for

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The Dangers of Cocaine and Alcohol

Cocaine and alcohol, separately, are dangerously addictive drugs. Both are psychologically addicting, which means users can become mentally reliant on the drugs. However, the two can be even more dangerous when combined. Quickly, excessive use of cocaine and alcohol can derail someone’s life. The Dangers of Cocaine and Alcohol Peer pressure can often make people engage in poor decision-making. For example, at parties, cocaine and alcohol use can get out

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Is Addiction Genetic?

Are your genes to blame for your substance abuse problem? There’s some evidence that suggests it could lead to heightened susceptibility to drug or alcohol abuse. At the same time, there’s no addiction gene. Is addiction genetic, or is there something else happening? Is Addiction Genetic – in the Strictest Sense of the Word? There’s no proof of heredity. In other words, there isn’t a gene that turns on your

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The Most Common Types of Steroids

When talking about performance-enhancing drugs, most people think of anabolic steroids. These substances have the potential of boosting athletic performance and building muscle. But there’s a downside. What are the different types of steroids, and how do they affect you? Understand the Various Types of Steroids Currently on the Market Anabolic steroids differ from the broader range of therapeutic products. The latter has many medicinal uses, such as inhalants that

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