Common Symptoms of Addiction

Each year, tens of thousands of people die from alcohol and drug addictions, and even more overdose but survive. One of the biggest causes of this is a lack of education about the symptoms of addiction. With so many people who are uneducated about addiction, it’s difficult to get help until it’s far too late.…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

If you want to end an alcohol addiction, you’ll have to work through withdrawal. This can be a difficult process, but it typically lasts less than a week. Once you complete an alcohol withdrawal, you’ll be ready to tackle true recovery. Explore some of the most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms as well as the most…

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Adderall Side Effects

Adderall is one of the most drugs that medical professionals most often prescribe for narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, Adderall side effects can be devastating. In some cases, the side effects of Adderall can severely diminish a patient’s quality of life. Increased blood pressure, dizziness, heightened anxiety and insomnia rank among the most…

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5 Tips for Staying Sober

If you’re wondering if your drinking has gotten out of control, chances are it probably has. Most people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction only recognize the problem once it begins to affect their lives negatively. While it can be difficult to overcome alcohol abuse and addiction, you can make changes in your life…

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The Side Effects of Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is a powerful and dangerous narcotic painkiller. Although it’s a prescription medication, people often abuse it. An addiction to hydrocodone isn’t without consequences. Take a closer look at some of the most dangerous side effects of hydrocodone addiction. Drowsiness and Sleep Problems Some of the most common side effects of a hydrocodone addiction are…

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Various types of psychotherapy are central to addiction rehab. These take place between a therapist and a program participant. One type of therapy tackles inaccurate thinking and negative behavioral patterns. What is cognitive behavioral therapy and how can it help you to overcome addiction? What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a…

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The Effects of Drugs on Your Life

Drugs can negatively impact your life in a number of ways. Most people are familiar with the health concerns, but drugs can affect more than just your health. The effects of drugs are financial, psychological and emotional, impacting your happiness, your mental health, and your relationships. The Effects of Drugs on Your Career Drugs change…

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What is a Halfway House?

The key to staying sober, especially in early recovery, is having a very strong support system to help you. One of the best ways to do this is to enter a halfway house with other men or women who are staying sober as well. This is a valuable option for anyone transitioning from the inpatient…

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain?

Everyone has seen someone who’s had too much to drink at some point. These people often stumble, slur their speech, and perhaps even vomit. In some cases, they black out and aren’t able to remember most of the night. This leads a lot of people to wonder, “How does alcohol affect the brain in the…