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. Table of Contents Drowsiness and Sleep ProblemsGastrointestinal ProblemsCognitive ConcernsThe Slowing Down of Vital FunctionsPsychological Side Effects…

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The Stages of Alcoholism [Infographic]

Drinking alcohol to excess harms your health. But because the substance is a powerful drug, far too many people form an addiction to it. A contributing factor is the somewhat laissez-faire attitude society takes of drinking and overdoing it. Across the five stages of alcoholism, risky behaviors or death follow individuals who grapple with it.…

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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? Table of Contents What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?Why Rehab Focuses on…

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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. Table of Contents The Effects of Drugs on Your…