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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…

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Exercise and Its Astounding Impact on Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction is deadly, and beating that addiction can be tough. Even with the aid of a rehabilitation center, people in recovery can still relapse. This is where exercise comes in. Incorporating a fitness regimen into the recovery process can help reduce the chances of a relapse. Exercise helps reduce the chances of…

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Is There Such a Thing as a Casual Cocaine User?

When asked about their use of cocaine, you or someone you know may have insisted their use is only casual, and therefore not dangerous. The truth is that cocaine is a dangerous drug; so dangerous that it can be addictive or fatal in the smallest amount or first use, whether it’s smoked or inhaled. A…

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5 Benefits of Living Life Free from Hangovers and Withdrawal

Whether you’re just beginning your recovery journey or have been on it a while, there’s no doubt that you’ve experienced some ups and downs. A common struggle during substance abuse treatment is feeling that being successful at achieving lifelong sobriety is impossible. No matter where you are in your journey to recovery, remembering these benefits…

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How a Sober Living Facility Is Different from a Halfway House

As someone who has committed to getting sober, you are likely considering your treatment options. Among them will be halfway houses and sober living homes, which are two very different facilities. Understanding the differences between them can help you answer the question “Which rehab centers near me are the best choice?” What Is the Purpose…

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When Happy Hour is No Longer a Happy Place: The Healthy Alternatives

Happy hour at a favorite bar can mean letting off steam, meeting new people, or simply just forgetting a tough day at work, and all for a lower price. But, for some, going to a bar for happy hour is never a good idea. Although millions indulge in this pastime, a rapidly growing number of…

Finding Firm Ground: You Don’t Need to Hit Rock Bottom to Embrace Recovery

The phrase “hitting rock bottom” has its origin in digging a hole so deep that it hits bedrock and can go no lower. There is a popular belief that addiction treatment will not be successful until the person struggling with addiction has lost everything and has no more resources to lean on for food, shelter,…

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Can I Benefit from Inpatient Rehab Even Though I Have Young Children?

Part of the problem for addicts, especially single parents, is being able to overcome their addiction while at the same time providing care and support for their young children. Unfortunately, for the addict and children, it can make rehab much more difficult. Parents are faced with many temptations that could cause a relapse. They might…

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Why There’s Nothing “Casual” About Drug Use

Even so-called casual drug use can have long-term and damaging effects on your health, brain, independence, freedom, future, and life. Whether it is having an occasional episode of binge drinking or popping more prescription painkillers than prescribed, there are numerous ways one can go from “casual” drug use to addiction. Many casual drug users believe…