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Is My Loved One Hiding a Substance Abuse Issue?

By |2019-09-25T16:00:52-05:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , |

Despite the immense stigma surrounding substance abuse, drug use is an all too common issue for both Americans and Canadians. In the US, the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 24.6 million Americans aged 12 and older had used an illicit drug within the past month during 2013. According to the National Institute on Alcohol [...]

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4 Important Steps You Must Take Now If You Have Relapsed

By |2019-06-10T15:13:53-05:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , |

A relapse, regardless of whether you believe or have been told it to be a simple, unavoidable part of recovery or not, is a setback, of that there is little doubt. In fact, it is not the relapse itself that affects your chances of a successful recovery from addiction, but how you actually respond to such [...]

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The Effects of Meth Addiction

By |2018-11-19T19:23:44-05:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Detox, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Methamphetamine (also called meth, ice, crystal, or chalk) is a highly addictive man-made stimulant / drug that comes in the form of a white, odourless crystalline powder. The drug is typically snorted, smoked or injected and, infrequently, ingested orally. The effects of meth usually last 6 to 8 hours but can last much longer in some [...]

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Top 5 Benefits of Exercising During Addiction Recovery

By |2018-11-13T21:04:58-05:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Exercise, Fit & Fab, Fitness|Tags: , , , |

Are you a recovering addict, looking for ways to keep yourself on the path of sobriety? If so, one of the best things you can do as a recovering addict is to exercise. Yes - whether you were once an avid gym rat or you haven’t run a mile in years, exercise can be extremely beneficial [...]

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What's Different about Non 12-Step Rehab and Recovery Programs? 

By |2018-09-15T22:27:41-05:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , |

When researching rehab facilities, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the wide variety of choice. Some centers may not offer what you’re looking for whereas others may be a perfect fit for your particular needs. Many people immediately think of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous when deciding on rehab options, mainly because they both stem from [...]

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Why Aftercare Promotes Long-Term Sobriety

By |2018-08-25T13:13:58-05:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , |

When someone attends an addiction treatment program, they can often be concerned about the prospect of returning home. Although achieving sobriety is challenging when in rehab, it can often be more so when patients return to the everyday environments they associate with substance abuse. So how do rehab centers provide support during the transition from rehab [...]

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Ibogaine: Important Things You Must Know About This Addiction Treatment

By |2018-04-28T20:18:31-05:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

There has been an increase in the overdose rates related to opioids in the United States; with heroin overdose rates increasing from 5,000 in 2010 to 15,000 in 2016. Other dangerous opioids, such as Fentanyl which caused 20,000 overdoses in 2016, are also on the rise. What are opioids? Opioids are simply defined as a type [...]

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10 Ultimate Destinations for Addiction Recovery

By |2018-02-08T16:29:29-05:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Culture, Healthy Living, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , |

Addiction in any way and of any kind is bad--and during these turbulent times, drug and alcohol abuse is a very common occurrence in the general population. Dr. Vikram Tarugu, a substance abuse recovery expert, spoke to us regarding the recovery from drug and alcohol rehab centers in the vicinity of Florida. Based on the information [...]

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Four Tips to Make 2018 a Year Without Alcohol Abuse

By |2018-01-31T16:58:02-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Featured, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

As we begin the new year, you or a loved one may be struggling with a dependency on alcohol. You may be looking for Alcohol Detox California that can help you to overcome the difficult challenges that come with a dependence on alcohol. While it can be difficult to cope with an addiction or reliance on [...]

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5 Tips to Choose the Right Drug Rehab Center

By |2017-11-23T01:10:22-05:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |

People tend to take the route to rehab with high hopes of sobriety and health again. But for some, this dream doesn't last long as they find themselves back in the shackles of addiction once again. While there are various factors for why a person can relapse, even after completing a good amount of time in [...]

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Letting It All Go: What to Expect on Your Road to Addiction Recovery

By |2017-04-19T01:07:37-05:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Featured, Healthy Living|Tags: , |

Making the decision to overcome your substance addiction is a huge step that many people are afraid to take. They are scared of what life will be like without the feeling their drug of choice gives them, no matter how much it’s hurt them and others in the past. But like all negative things in your [...]

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Dealing With An Addictive Personality

By |2017-03-25T07:01:55-05:00March 25th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , |

We've all heard someone who commits a lot of time, energy, and money to a certain activity say that he or she has an addictive personality. While that person may have a compulsion or simply a habit, it's not necessarily an addictive personality. An addictive personality is a complex psychological condition that compels the person to [...]

The Value of Building Self-Worth

By |2017-03-24T06:00:12-05:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: Business, Culture, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

In life, we have lots of people who care for us. Spouses, parents, kids, friends, co-workers, and countless others love us and think about our well-being. But their involvement is never enough by itself. We have to believe and accept that we truly are valuable, whether or not others care about us. It's then and only [...]

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Addiction: The Many Paths Taken To Get There And How To Get Better

By |2017-02-15T20:43:14-05:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

No, no one sets out to become an addict. However, many people believe that the path they are on could never led to substance abuse. The thing is though, anyone and everyone is susceptible to becoming an alcoholic or drug addict if just put in the right set of circumstances. The biggest issue is that many [...]

Throwing a Lifeline to an Addict 

By |2017-01-05T12:44:40-05:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Judge tenderly, if you must. There is usually a side you have not heard, a story you know nothing about, and a battle waged that you are not having to fight.” – Traci Lea LaRussa I seriously doubt that anybody, anywhere, at any time ever said “I want to be an addict!” Prescription drugs can be [...]

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Addiction and Herbal Therapy: Using Ancient Remedies to Ease Your Journey to Recovery

By |2016-12-03T22:22:42-05:00December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living, Natural Remedies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Addiction to any type of substance can be a real burden not only to those addicted, but to their loved ones as well. Relying on alcohol or drugs to get through the day is a dangerous health hazard that can put lives and relationships in jeopardy, and getting help can be expensive.   The good news [...]

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How to Manage Your Life If You Have an Addictive Personality

By |2016-09-20T22:52:53-05:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Health & Wellness, Healthy Living, women's health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

All too often, the life of an addict is a roller-coaster ride of bad behavior, suffered consequences, denial, regret, recommitment, relapse… Rinse and repeat. After going on for years, if not decades, it ends in a predictably tragic manner. If you have an addictive personality, it doesn’t have to end that way for you. There are [...]

Addicts Often Become Violent When They Are High

By |2016-09-20T00:56:22-05:00September 20th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

There are reports of celebrities, including Zac Efron entering a drug and alcohol rehab facility to overcome a dangerous addiction. Some celebrities and private individuals are able to hide their addictions for many years, but unfortunately, their spouses are aware of the problem. When someone is using mind-altering substances, their personality changes, and they may do [...]

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What Are the Top 5 Signs of Painkiller Addiction?

By |2016-02-18T17:00:41-05:00February 18th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

An innocent prescription for painkillers from the doctor can lead to a darker problem that is growing in this country. Opioid painkiller addiction is steadily on the rise. The American Society of Addiction Medicine state in their study on addiction for the year 2013 that "1.9 million Americans live with prescription opioid abuse or dependence, while 517,000 [...]

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Should You Use Drug Test Kits in the Home?

By |2016-02-04T18:09:11-05:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Family, Health & Wellness, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s not a nice thing to think about, but drug use amongst young people is a reality parents these days have to face. Drug test kits are available for home use, but should you make your kids take the test? As much as it won’t be an easy thing to do, there are actually several good [...]

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Holistic Approaches to Addiction and Recovery

By |2015-11-10T22:20:33-05:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

It’s true that being able to recognize and admit that you have an addiction is the hardest step to overcoming that addiction. It is also true that recovering from that addiction and leading a sober lifestyle can also be incredibly difficult. Luckily, there are techniques you can try and steps you can take to ease the [...]

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Addiction Alert: Spotting the Signs and Finding a Solution

By |2015-11-05T16:12:54-05:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Addiction, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Admitting to an addiction can be a long and painful process before you actually get to the point where you are prepared to admit that you may have a problem and need help. Addressing and dealing with an addiction of any kind often involves getting the support from friends and family to help spot the warning [...]

Dealing with Substance Abuse in a Marriage

By |2015-09-21T15:43:37-05:00September 21st, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , |

Marriage is one of the most beautiful dedications of love that a couple can make, but that dedication doesn’t promise problem-free living. In fact, marriage is often described as a roller coaster of highs and lows that takes unwavering strength and commitment to help make it through. And, if you suspect that your spouse may be abusing drugs or [...]

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4 Great Reasons to Use an Addiction Referral Service

By |2015-04-14T17:59:13-05:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Concerned about addiction problems? Many caring addiction referral companies can help you start over and beat your addiction. Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Do you or someone you know need help dealing with addiction? There are many companies out there that can help you overcome your drug or alcohol addiction problem. Your First [...]

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