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What Does Dual Diagnosis Mean?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2014 | by bill

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with a “dual diagnosis”, then it is important that you fully understand what that means and what steps are necessary to take next. The term “dual diagnosis” can also be interchanged with “co-occurring disorders”, which means that there are two disorders occurring at the same Read more

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How to Fight an Alcohol Addiction

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2014 | by bill

Alcohol addiction is becoming an ever growing problem all around the world and it is important that you get the help that you need right away. If you or a loved one are currently struggling with an alcohol addiction, it is important to do your research and understand exactly what it going on so that Read more

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Does Smoking Marijuana Really Kill Brain Cells?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2014 | by bill

Scientists have proven that smoking marijuana does kill brain cells, along with posing many other harmful health risks. What many marijuana smokers do not know is that marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke does. Heavy marijuana smoking can also lead to bronchitis, brain abnormalities, and can even lead to Read more

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The Importance of a Relapse Prevention Plan in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2014 | by bill

While in Addiction Recovery you will be faced with challenges that will test you so that you are better prepared to face problems outside of recovery and not relapse. During this process, you will also learn a lot about yourself and learn your strengths and weaknesses. One of the best things that you and your Read more

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How to Let Go of Anger in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2014 | by bill

Holding on to anger or hatred throughout addiction treatment can be toxic and dangerous to your recovery. One of the things that you will learn in the early stages of addiction recovery is how to let go of the past and cope positively. You will begin to learn the importance of having positivity and optimism Read more

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How To Overcome The Victim Mentality In Addiction Treatment

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2014 | by bill

While in addiction treatment, it is important to change your old behaviors as well as your old pattern of thinking. It is common for an addict to have the victim mentality. Feeling as if you are a victim and that everyone is out to get you, may be what caused you to fall into addiction Read more

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Depression during Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2014 | by bill

Depression is a common side effect of addiction recovery and can be accompanied with feelings of shame, guilt, and resentment. Almost all addiction treatment programs address these feelings and offer effective ways that will allow you to move forward on your road to recovery. It is important that you speak to your counselor about not Read more

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Getting Help For Your Alcoholism

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2014 | by bill

Excessive drinking and binge drinking is increasingly becoming a problem in The United States. Consequences can range from personal issues, to issues with family, and even legal problems. Rising alcohol use has made many people start to question whether or not they have a problem with drinking. If you have to ask yourself, “I can’t Read more

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The Difference Between OxyContin And Oxycodone

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2014 | by bill

Although OxyContin and Oxycodone are both in the opiate family, they are not the same exact drug. Both are used for pain relief and are the most frequently prescribed pain pills by doctors. Many people think that OxyContin and Oxycodone are the same thing, but there are many differences between them. 1. OxyContin’s main component Read more

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The Importance of Positive Thinking in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2014 | by bill

Positive thinking during addiction recovery is an essential part to living a sober and clean lifestyle. You cannot have a positive life with negative thoughts. Although addiction recovery is filled with ups and downs, it is important to remain positive at all times and to surround yourself with other positive peers in your recovery group. Read more

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