Tag: Addiction Treatment

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29 July

Are you one of the tens of millions of people who fail to get enough sleep? Or who gets to sleep but then doesn’t feel well-rested in the morning? If you’re pursuing a better night’s sleep, one of the factors you might want to check out is the effect of alcohol on that elusive good […]

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29 July

Methamphetamines are extremely addictive, and the withdrawal symptoms are severe, which makes it hard to quit. And as if meth addiction, itself, wasn’t bad enough – new research shows that most meth addicts are also struggling with many health problems, behavioral issues and sometimes life-threatening hardships. Meth abusers are likely to find themselves in serious […]

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26 July

Benzodiazepines, sometimes called benzos, are a class of psychoactive drugs that act as a depressant to lower brain activity. They are often prescribed to treat conditions like anxiety, sleep disorders and seizures. The most prescribed benzodiazepines include Valium®, Xanax® and Klonopin®. Unfortunately, these medications carry a shockingly high potential for abuse, addiction and overdose. When […]

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20 July

If you’ve glimpsed at a newsstand, browsed a bookstore, or read a wellness publication online in the past few years, you’ve no doubt heard of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation is a mental practice where you train your mind to focus on the “now.” It can be practiced anywhere in just a few minutes, whether you […]

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19 July

Are you looking for counselling? Would understanding more about the different types of counseling help you? This is a guest post by Tracie Johnson. Working with a counselor should be a healing process. If you feel as though therapy is stressful, you might not be attending the right types of sessions. Therapy exists in various […]

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16 July

Perhaps you’ve reached out to a recovery center because you’re ready to fight your substance use disorder. This is a hard decision to make, and now, you have to tell your employer about it. Many substance users convince themselves that they’re okay because they continue to have a job. It’s estimated that 70% of substance users hold […]

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16 July

People with substance abuse disorder lie not only to their loved ones but also to themselves. They may feel obliged to cover up their conditions and to deal with guilt and shame because telling the truth about their illness has consequences. That is why many struggle with dishonesty, thus perpetuating their addictions. Lying becomes normal, […]

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08 July

Sobriety is a challenging journey that people can work through successfully with the right effort. The opposite can happen if you don’t have the support you need from loved ones and the proper network in place. On your journey, sober shaming is one thing you may need to worry about because it could lead to a relapse. During […]

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05 July

Each year around this time, I like to look back on my life and think about the lessons I learned throughout my sobriety. On May 22, 2012, I checked into a Narconon center for my alcohol addiction. Little did I know back then that the course of my life would completely change by just that one decision. […]

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02 June

Chances are, if you are reading this, then either you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. One of the saddest things about addiction is that it impacts everyone connected to the struggling person. Addiction is a condition that does not discriminate and can destroy someone’s life regardless of their age, gender, or economic status. Addiction […]

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