Is Your Pride Standing in the Way of Your Recovery?

Here are four ways that your pride may be getting in the way of your recovery. To get better, you need to be aware of these issues and check them.   Recognizing that you have a problem Denial is the step most people stay at. They refuse to recognize that they have a problem, even…

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The Challenges of Alcohol Detox

Because alcohol is legal, many people underestimate its addictive power. We also tend to neglect just how challenging withdrawal from it can be. What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal? Withdrawal from alcohol can be incredibly challenging. Detox involves many physical and mental symptoms including: Anxiety Shakiness and tremors Sweating and fever Seizures Visual or…

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How Medicine Can Become an Addiction

For many people it starts innocently enough: an injury or chronic pain. So how does this turn into an addiction? Prescription to Addiction Let’s meet our hypothetical friend Terry. Terry could be any gender, any ethnicity, and of any social class–though there are definitively certain groups affected by the opioid crisis more than others. Terry…

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The Nature and Nurture of Addiction

We often hear people describe certain things as being in their genes. While it’s true that our genes describe many of our attributes, it is rarely the case that something has a specific one. Usually traits are expressed by a combination of genes. This means we are unlikely to ever find a specific “addiction gene“.…

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