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Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true,…

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Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

When you think about addiction or substance abuse, you may forget about commonly abused prescription drugs. After all, people abuse not just marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and other illicit drugs. Millions of people also abuse prescription medicines throughout the world. It is important to know that prescription drug addiction treatment is available List of Commonly Abused…

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Common Reasons Teens Abuse Alcohol or Drugs

The teen years are often considered the most difficult period of a person’s life. After all, how often do you hear anyone over the age of 30 wistfully say, “Oh, to be 15 again…”? Probably never. It’s a vulnerable time of life as teens attempt to navigate the precarious bridge between childhood and adulthood. And…

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Statistics on Teen Substance Abuse

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, background, or gender, can develop a substance abuse disorder. While certain factors can increase your risk of developing an addiction, such as having a close family member with a substance abuse disorder, there is no known reason why only some…

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Mental Disorders from Drug Abuse

Legal, illicit, and prescription drugs all carry the potential for abuse. What makes addiction so difficult to prevent and treat is that it’s a progressive and incurable condition. The reason treatment is almost always necessary to recover is because symptoms like cravings and triggers occur long after your last use. Another potential hazard of addiction…

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction?

Substance abuse treatment programs use a variety of treatments, including evidence-based and holistic therapies, to provide you with the tools, education, and skills needed to recover. Holistic therapies, like mindfulness meditation, decrease stress and improve cognition. But can mindfulness meditation work for addiction? Substance abuse, alcoholism, and addiction can damage your relationships, health, and finances.…