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Four Top Leading Environmental Causes of Addiction

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2014 | by bill

Most research about the cause of addiction is focused on a combination of genetics and environment, but recently it has been discovered that environmental factors alone may be responsible. The four top leading environmental causes of addiction are: 1. Abuse 2. Peer Pressure 3. Stress 4. Parental Involvement Positive coping skills and proper psychological care Read more

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Health Risks When Using Spice

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2014 | by bill

Many people think that because Spice aka synthetic marijuana is legal, that it is safe. What many people do not know is that Spice is one of the most dangerous drugs on the market right now. Spice can cause permanent psychosis, along with a number of other health risks which include: -Heart Attack -Increased Heart Read more

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Helping an Addicted Loved One

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2014 | by bill

Learning that a loved one is suffering from addiction is never easy. Sometimes it is hard to spot the signs and symptoms of addiction, but the most important thing to look out for is daily use of any alcohol or drug. This could mean that there is a psychological dependence present and they will need Read more

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The Power of Prayer in Recovery

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, recovery on September 2, 2014 | by bill

One of the first things that you will learn in recovery is the importance of prayer and the impact that the belief in a “Higher Power” can have. You must have faith, a belief in something greater then yourself, and a spiritual path to follow on your road to recovery. Once you find this, you Read more

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The Addiction Rehabilitation Process

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, recovery, triggers on August 26, 2014 | by bill

So you have committed to making a change and getting help, what is next? There are 4 Steps to the Addiction Rehabilitation Process. Step One: Intake. It is important to choose the best facility for you and your specific needs. At intake, you will be assessed and diagnosed based on your family history, the severity Read more

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11 Steps Leading to a Relapse

Posted in Addiction, cravings, recovery on August 25, 2014 | by bill

Relapse is a very common part of the drug and alcohol addiction process. It is important to fully know and understand these 11 signs, symptoms and steps of the Relapse process: Step 1: Change in Attitude Step 2: Elevated Stress Step 3: Reactivation of Denial Step 4: Recurrence of Post-acute Withdrawal Symptoms Step 5: Behavior Read more

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Robin Williams Addiction

Posted in Addiction, Celebrity Addiction, drug abuse on August 19, 2014 | by bill

We were all in shock when we found out about Robin Williams death, but it was not suicide that got him, it was his life-long battle with addiction and depression. Robin Williams talked openly about his struggles with alcohol and cocaine. After his best friend John Belushi died from an overdose, Robin Williams stopped everything Read more

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

Posted in drug abuse on August 13, 2014 | by bill

Sometimes it is not easy to recognize that you or a loved one are struggling with abusing drugs.  It is important to pay attention to the many signs and symptoms that drug abuse and addiction can bring.  Here are some things to look out for: -You are experiencing problems in your relationships. -You are neglecting Read more

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Healthy Relationships & Recovery from Drug Addiction

Posted in Addiction on August 11, 2014 | by bill

After you fully commit to your sobriety and recovery, the next step is to say goodbye to any old harmful relationships and build new healthy ones. Here are some of our tips for purging the toxic relationships from your life. Since not everyone has the ability to move to a new city and start completely Read more

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Avoiding Triggers Post Rehab

Posted in Addiction, recovery on July 24, 2014 | by bill

As strong as an ex-addict’s will to recover may be, the draw of relapsing is often even stronger. What helps separate those successful in recovery from those that aren’t is the ability to recognize relapse triggers, and avoid them accordingly. While numerous triggers exist and they differ dramatically from addict to addict, here’s a look Read more

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