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How To Figure Out If Your Child Has ADHD

Do you think that your child might have or be developing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Keep reading to learn about signs, side effects, diagnosis, and treatment options.   What Is ADHD? ADHD, or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a developmental brain disorder that impacts how individuals behave and pay attention. It affects millions of children and often…

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How to Tell If An Addict Is Serious About Recovery

Is Your Loved One Committed to Overcoming Their Addiction?   Addiction: The Basics Someone who is struggling with addiction typically has a dependence on drugs, alcohol, or certain behaviors. The most common addictive substances are nicotine, alcohol, and illicit drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Addictive behaviors, on the other hand, include compulsive patterns involving…

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Is Addiction Hereditary?

Everyone knows what addiction is, but it can be hard to tell where this disease comes from. Is it triggered by stress? Is it a deeply-rooted genetic disorder? Or can substance abuse come out of the blue? Keep reading to learn whether or not addiction can be passed along in the family tree. The Basics…

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How to Stop Being an Angry Drunk

Alcohol abuse and dependency impact millions of Americans annually. Alcohol is prone to addiction because of the euphoric effects it causes when you become intoxicated. It can make you physically and psychologically dependent, causing painful and serious withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors,…

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Being a Father in Recovery

Recovery has taught me a lot of things about myself and has helped me grow into a man that I could not have imagined when I was using drugs and alcohol.  It has taught me that I can be responsible.  It has taught me that I can persevere through hard times in life.  It has…

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Being a Mom in Recovery

Just a little disclaimer, I’m doing my best not to cry while writing this.  The fact of the matter is that I feel extremely blessed to be able to write about this topic.  Not only because I’m grateful to be someone in recovery from addiction, but because I am beyond grateful that I get to…