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Category: Addiction

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26 January

Could the impulse to abuse drugs be part of your genetics? Recent research suggests that it might be. According to a recent NCBI study, researchers have discovered a gene variant that appears to promote impulsive behavior, such as that related to drug abuse. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, discovered a variant of the gene […]

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24 January

If you have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol, you enjoyed some type of benefit or reward from their use. There might have been a sense of euphoria or relief that came from substance use, prompting you to continue the behavior. What Is Contingency Management?  Contingency management is a type of behavioral strategy that is […]

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23 January

The world has become heavily reliant on technology in recent years. Digital technology has become prevalent. There may be a growing application for technology in the world of addiction treatment. Technology such as apps, virtual reality and online access provides people with additional ways to get the help they need to better manage a substance […]

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23 January

Have you recently been out with a friend and thought he or she acted a little “off?”  If so, you might have attributed it to your friend having a bad day, or maybe an extremely good day.  But, what if there’s another reason. Would you be able to tell if your friend is high? Sometimes, […]

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21 January

Recovering addicts are particularly susceptible to nutrient deficiencies for several evident and biological reasons. Healthy eating will help correct these and certainly improve your odds of maintaining sobriety. Here, we will explain how nutrition affects recovery. Nutrition affects recovery from addiction by giving your body and mind time to improve and heal faster. It also helps […]

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20 January

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that relapse rates for addiction are between 40 percent and 60 percent. This is very similar to relapse rates for other chronic diseases like hypertension, asthma, and type I diabetes. Relapse is very common and a natural part of addiction recovery. That being said, there are several things […]

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19 January

As parents of teens, many of you may have overheard the terms honey oil, wax, dabs, budder, shatter, or black glass.  These terms don’t refer to a new brand of candy or soft-drink.  Instead, they are street names for marijuana concentrates that are becoming more popular among teenagers recently.  Surprisingly, about one in four teens admit […]

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19 January

Alcohol is a normal part of society and a rite of passage to those who are over the age of 21. However, this doesn’t preclude the fact that many people develop a problem with alcohol consumption.  According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, roughly 15 million Americans had a problem with alcohol […]

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18 January

Drug addiction is hard on the body in many ways, but some drugs, like crystal meth, can be particularly damaging to the teeth. The term ‘meth mouth’ has become popular due to the severe and long-lasting damage that crystal meth effects can do to oral health. The drug itself inhibits saliva production and damages tooth enamel, while the […]

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17 January

Most people today have a generalized idea about addiction. They understand that there are far too many addicts in the world.  But, the majority of Americans don’t spend much time thinking about the subject, unless a family member becomes addicted. At that point, they want answers about what to do for their loved one.  The […]

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