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Dealing with Addiction Triggers

No matter if you’ve been sober for a day or for months, you are already aware of the work involved. Not only are you renewing your commitment to sobriety every day, but you’re probably experiencing triggers, which can make it very difficult not to use again. Here’s how to deal with them. Get to Know…

Who Seeks Addiction Treatment?

No matter how much we want to deny it, substance abuse is a problem that is only getting worse. Almost 20 million Americans are substance abusers, and over 72,000 people die from drug overdoses. Even worse, over 90 percent of addicts don’t get treatment. A large part of this is because addicts have to seek…

How to Make Amends During Recovery

When you’re in the fog of drug abuse addiction, it’s not uncommon to burn bridges and hurt people who care about you. Whether you isolated yourself from relationships, lashed out at friends and family, or chose drugs over those relationships, it takes a toll on everyone involved. Thankfully, a substance abuse treatment plan can help…

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Post-Rehab: Dos and Don’ts

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re completely detoxed from a harmful substance and you’ve completed substance abuse treatment. The next step is life after rehab. Adjusting to sober post-rehab life can be quite the challenge. Recovery is a life-long journey, and knowing how to shape your success after rehab is critical. Keep reading…

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Post-Rehab: Dos and Don’ts

After undergoing rehab, your road to recovery is just beginning. Did you know that 40 to 60 percent of addicts will go through the various stages of relapse? Post-rehab, many addicts find themselves back in the cycle of addiction. Life after addiction treatment is confusing, especially as you face conflicting emotions. You’ll be excited about…

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How Exactly Does Meth Affect the Body?

Methamphetamine is known for its initial strong and pleasurable rush, followed by a long-lasting euphoric high. Just one use of the drug can have many negative effects on the body. However, without outpatient detox, the deep depression users experience when the high wears off causes subsequent use and, therefore, compounded effects. Accelerated Cell Aging and…

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What Causes Drastic Changes in Appearance from Meth Use?

Methamphetamine use produces an intense and pleasurable rush. However, some of the long-term effects of meth use are the severe and lasting changes to both physical appearance and bodily function that it causes. Let’s explore how meth can change the body drastically even after just one use. What Meth Is Made Of Several highly toxic…

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The Strategy of How Cocaine and Crack Dealers Keep Their Patrons Addicted

Drugs are a lucrative business. A White House report revealed that, between 2000 and 2010, Americans purchased approximately $1 trillion of illegal substances.1 When you’re in the drug-dealing business, you can’t advertise on TV or in the newspaper as other businesses do. Yet, like any other business, you have to know your products, and then…

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Are You an Enabler? 8 Common Traits

Addicts will do whatever it takes to get their next fix. This includes lying to and manipulating their families and friends. If you’ve ever been lied to or manipulated by people you love so they could help score their next fix, you might want to ask yourself if you’re helping the addicts stave off disaster…

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Common Cutting Agents Used for Cocaine and Crack

Because of the euphoric high, extreme focus, and confidence boost they give users, both cocaine and crack cocaine are highly addictive and very dangerous street drugs. Despite this, many manufacturers and dealers will often cut the drugs they make and sell with other drugs or chemicals, many so toxic that they’ve caused poisoning and death…