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Gratitude and Drug Addiction Recovery

By Jessie | June 30th, 2021

Gratitude does not depend on what a person has or the material possessions they own. But it relies on the willingness to seek thanks for the things that mean the...

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Reasons People Leave Treatment Early

By Jessie | June 22nd, 2021

One of the most predictive factors of someone building a successful recovery is their length of time in treatment.  Because addiction is fundamentally about compulsive behavior, people need time to...

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Is Nicotine a Stimulant or Depressant?

By Jessie | June 18th, 2021

Nicotine is the main “psychoactive” ingredient in most tobacco products. Its function is to speed up the communication between the brain and the body and enhance the chemical effect of...

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Mindfulness in Recovery

By Jessie | June 14th, 2021

You may be wondering how mindfulness can help therapeutically. You are not alone — the reaction of many people, when introduced to mindfulness, is "Is that it? How is that...

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Does Detox Tea Work?

By Jessie | June 3rd, 2021

As of late, social media sites and apps are filled with influencers promising individuals that they have a magical cure that can make them skinnier, healthier, smarter or a combination...

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Top 7 States with Highest Opioid Abuse Problem

By Jessie | May 27th, 2021

In the 90s, the pharmacology industry came out with an alternative to barbiturates: prescription opioids. This class of drugs was said to be less addictive than barbiturates and still help...

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Addiction Warning Signs

By Jessie | May 24th, 2021

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or...

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Is Alcoholism Genetic? Examining a History of Alcoholism

By Jessie | May 21st, 2021

You’ve probably heard it said one’s DNA is so complicated that it could stretch out to the sun and back 61 times; this is true. Genetics are simple and complex...

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Teen Addiction Treatment Facts

By Jessie | May 17th, 2021

In the United States, it may seem like drinking and doing drugs is a teenage rite of passage. Yet, the fact is that drinking and doing drugs at a young...

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Alcohol Cravings : How to Beat Them

By Jessie | May 10th, 2021

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people from all walks of life. Experts have tried to pinpoint factors like genetics, sex, race, or socioeconomics that...

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