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Month: August 2016

Are Substitute Addictions an Inevitable Part of Recovery?

Some people who recover from one chemical addiction or compulsive behavior will develop a different addiction while in recovery from the first one. Simply put, substitute addictions, also known as cross addictions, occur when a person “replaces” one addiction with another. Why are some people more successful in recovery, while others may bounce from one …

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Could ‘Amnesty Boxes’ Help Curb Music Festival Drug Overdoses?

Much ado was made about nothing this summer when a video surfaced online of Malia Obama *maybe* smoking a joint at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. While there are legal and health consequences for marijuana smokers, it’s hard to imagine the media being interested in the video if the young woman didn’t have the …

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Barriers to Women Seeking Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction can affect anyone, anywhere — regardless of gender, race or economic standing. It’s a vicious disease loaded with harmful repercussions that can take a physical, psychological, financial and social toll on the person struggling. Unfortunately, centuries of public misconception, stigma and public intolerance have plagued the topic of addiction and made …

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