No Addiction: What is the Truth?

No Addiction: What is the Truth? There are many addicts who are in complete denial. They may not be aware or just have convinced themselves in some way or another that they do not have an addiction. If you are trying to convince yourself that you don’t have an addiction, there is a hindering truth [...]

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Combined Drugs and the Potential for Harm

Combined Drugs and the Potential for Harm Combined drugs have a serious potential for harm. In fact, most lethal drug related deaths involve more than one drug. The risk of dangerously combining drugs increases during intoxication when judgment is impaired and inhibitions are lowered. Also, people who have been addicted for some time are at [...]

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Drug Overdoses–Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoids)

Drug Overdoses--Spice (Synthetic Cannabinoids) Drug overdoses involving Spice or synthetic cannabinoids have been on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitor drug poisonings from U.S. hospitals and clinics and have recently given reports that show a steady increase every year since 2010. This is notable since the drugs first appeared in the [...]

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Why Addictions Can Last so Long – Understanding the Progression

Why Addictions Can Last so Long – Understanding the Progression   Many people wonder why addictions can last so long. If you’re not battling an addiction, this aspect of it can be challenging to embrace, and so we, as outsiders begin to think of people with this affliction as, “just an addict.” It’s important to [...]

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How did You Wind up Addicted, but Nobody Else Seems to Be?

How did You Wind up Addicted, but Nobody Else Seems to Be?   Do you ever ask how did you wind up addicted when it seems like nobody else you started drinking or using with is anymore? Why did they just get to walk away from the addiction but you’re stuck here dealing the best [...]

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Recognizing Addiction’s Downward Spiral

Recognizing Addiction's Downward Spiral There are some big warning flags that point to addiction's downward spiral starting in one's life. The early signs of addiction are rarely very obvious, though. Particular signs and symptoms differ a bit between age groups. When adults or young adults being using alcohol or drugs, there's usually no home supervision [...]

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Synthetic Cannabinoids and Related ER Visits

Synthetic Cannabinoids and Related ER Visits Synthetic cannabinoids or spice have proven to be among the most dangerous drug trends of recent years. They are man made chemicals that are sold mixed onto some legal material. They are sold on herbs that are legal materials and marketed as legal products not for human consumption. This is [...]

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What Is Addiction? Some Basic Information

What Is Addiction? Some Basic Information What is addiction? That's a question many have and are somewhat shy about asking. Talk of addiction is everywhere these days. It makes sense because we have an addiction epidemic in our country, but still there is often a lot of confusion about what addiction really is. Here is some [...]

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Beginning Your Recovery Journey – What Comes First?

Beginning Your Recovery Journey – What Comes First?   Beginning your recovery journey is often filled with unknowns. How do you know that you’ve embarked on the process of getting clean and sober, and are there signs that you’re really ready to get clean and sober? What should you expect and, most importantly to many, [...]

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Addictive Behaviors: What to Know?

Addictive Behaviors: What to Know? When someone displays addictive behaviors, it is not as obvious as many people may think. There are many people that believe the only ones who go to an addiction rehab center are those that drink or use drugs all the time. Just because someone doesn’t look like they have an [...]

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