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addiction

What Using Heroin Can Do to Your Body

The effects of heroin on the body are reciprocal: the greater the intensity of the pleasure, the greater risk of negative...

alcohol

Is Alcoholism Inherited or Learned?

For years, alcoholism was seen by many as a family trait that was passed down from generation to generation mercilessly, often...

journal

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution of Recovery

New Year’s resolutions are broken almost as often as they are kept. Addiction relapse in recovery is also all too common....

life

Overcoming Substance Abuse: Finding Strength to Change Your Life

The decisions we make when life is easy are merely decisions. It is the decisions we make when we are in...

brain

How Your Brain Becomes Addicted to Substances

How many of us have thought that substance abuse was our fault, or even our choice? How many of us tell...

cocaine

Breaking Free of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine’s original use was for medicinal purposes but is most used for recreational purposes. Because it is a stimulant, people try...

holidays

Surviving the Holidays without Alcohol

Whether the holidays are a happy time or a lonely or sad time, or perhaps some of both, the alcohol flows...

new life

Saying Goodbye to Alcohol

When alcohol controls our lives more than we do, it is time to say goodbye. When our health, relationships, work, legal...

holidays

Recovery During the Holidays in 2020

The holidays can be a difficult time to be sober. Traditional social gatherings often have an excess of alcohol and other...

outpatient

Letting Outpatient Treatment for Addiction Work for You

When the subject of going into rehab for a substance use disorder is brought up, the typical thought process usually involves...

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