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Category: Addiction

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02 September

Alcohol has significant short-term and long-term effects on the body’s organs, including the liver. The liver serves critical purposes, and one of its main roles is to help break down substances and eliminate toxins from the body. Excessive and long-term alcohol consumption can overwhelm the liver and hinder its ability to filter alcohol, damaging liver […]

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01 September

Alcoholism is a chronic and severe disease affecting nearly 15 million Americans aged 12 and older yearly. Whether you’ve been addicted to alcohol for days, months or years, it can affect your entire body, from how you look and feel to how you act and everything in between. In fact, one of the most impacted parts of […]

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30 August

Do you have a parent or another family member who has dealt with drug or alcohol addiction? Are you noticing yourself exhibiting similar patterns and behaviors that could be problematic? Find out what could potentially lead to a bigger issue before you’re following in their footsteps. GENETIC FACTORS According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse […]

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29 August

Detox is a crucial step in the rehabilitation process, but it can be intimidating for some. One of the biggest concerns is not knowing how much time to allocate to the detox process. In most cases, it’s best to research and discuss options and expectations ahead of time. So let’s go over some highlights and […]

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26 August

Addiction transference is a condition in which a person addicted to one particular drug gets addicted to another while recovering from the previous drug. It is also called cross-addiction and it is a much more serious problem than being addicted to one drug. The reasons for this multiple addiction condition are many. Sometimes, people tend […]

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25 August

From backyard BBQs to graduation parties, there are always a slew of summer gatherings to go to. Oftentimes, these celebrations involve alcohol. You want to attend, but you know you are going to be offered drinks, asked questions why you won’t partake, and perhaps egged on to suck it up and do a shot. When […]

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24 August

Withdrawals are a difficult but necessary step in any recovery journey. Symptoms can be scary and traumatic, leaving many to wonder if halting their substance use can lead to death. That’s why it’s important to learn how to categorize the different types of withdrawals and identify the dangers. The conditions listed below are characteristic of […]

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22 August

“Me time” is a popular buzzword that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Unfortunately, the open-ended nature of this cultural mandate leaves some people susceptible to developing bad habits rather than good as they work to manage their daily life and figure out what me time means to them. As a result, addiction may not be […]

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