Category: Addiction

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19 October

When I worked in telecommunications, my company didn’t notice there was a problem with their new sales manager until he insisted on leaving a few days early for a trade show in Kansas City. His early departure wasn’t so significant in itself. What was significant was that no one could reach him during those few […]

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17 October

Alcohol use disorder and sleep disorders. The statistics indicate the breadth of this problem. but it is believed that millions more need treatment and do not seek or receive it. When they act together, the issues can be even more serious. Both alcoholism and sleeping disorders can amplify each other, causing a long-term impact on your health. Thankfully, with appropriate care, […]

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16 October

What About Outpatient Treatment For Meth Addiction? Methamphetamine, or meth, has become one of the most widely misused substances in the US. Studies suggest over 1.5 million Americans have used meth in a given year. Unlike some drugs, meth can cause addiction after just one or two uses. The long term medical effects of using meth can be […]

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14 October

Are you keeping secrets? Do you wnat a better understanding of why your child is keeping secrets? You are not alone if you have been keeping a few secrets. Michael Slepian of Columbia University says that most people have at least one secret. On average, people have about 13 secrets. There is so much secrecy […]

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12 October

Physical activity offers many health benefits for individuals in recovery. Even gentle movement can release endorphins, those feel-good hormones that help ward off stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether you’re new to exercise or have a regular fitness routine, setting fitness goals can keep you on track as you work to improve your overall well-being. Setting Fitness […]

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11 October

Having been in addiction recovery for nine years, I have had the opportunity to help others and inspire many people. I don’t say this to sound arrogant but only to share one of the excellent parts of overcoming addiction. On the other hand, I have also had several experiences where people have said some unhelpful […]

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09 October

There’s been a concerning rise in instances of marijuana being laced with other mind-altering substances. Much of the time, users do not know this when they buy the drug, which is worrisome as there are serious risk factors associated with using marijuana that’s been laced with other drugs, risk factors like overdose, even death. In […]

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08 October

Words matter—especially the words we tell ourselves. Negative statements about our appearance, intellect, and value remain with us for years and have the power to shape our self-concept. If you tell yourself you’re worthless, you will soon believe that lie. And that type of thinking has no place in recovery. Here, we explore the value […]

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06 October

Individuals who have a recurring problem with alcohol or drug abuse are trapped in a cycle of addiction. They stop abusing substances for a period of time — weeks, perhaps even months — before stress, anxiety, emotional pain, or an event that serves as an emotional trigger causes the cycle to start up again. The […]

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05 October

When it comes to the addiction recovery process, several unrealistic expectations can occur early on. People in early recovery often go through the “honeymoon stage” where everything seems great, and life will always be incredible now, etc. This phase usually occurs after the withdrawal “existential crisis phase,” where everything seems terrible, and they think they […]

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