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Turning Points/Rock Bottoms That Led Celebrities Into Recovery

One of the hallmarks of addiction is a persistent denial about one’s own condition. Many of us rationalized our behavior in order to feel better about how much we were drinking or using. “It’s only until I’m through this rough patch,” we might say. Or, “Everyone drinks/uses like this during the holidays.” If we’re lucky, …

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Heavy Marijuana Use Can Alter Puberty, Stunt Growth

New findings from a team of Pakistani scientists point to the potential for altered puberty and growth rates in adolescent boys with an addiction to the popular recreational drug marijuana. Researchers and public health officials are well-aware that, compared to adults, teenagers who consume marijuana have substantially higher chances of developing diagnosable symptoms of cannabis …

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What Is Psychological Addiction?

Psychological dependence, physical dependence and addiction are three separate but potentially overlapping problems that can affect a person who consumes street drugs, mind-altering medications and/or alcohol. Each of these problems has a distinct impact on your health and well-being. Let’s take a look at how they affect you when they appear separately or together. Psychological …

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How to Help a Pathological Liar Recover

Like many other behavioral health concerns, the success of pathological liar treatment methods relies heavily on the liar’s desire to change. However, the support of friends and loved ones during treatment can also play a crucial role in recovery from pathological lying. What Is Pathological Lying? A pathological liar is someone who doesn’t tell the …

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What Are the Side Effects of an Oxycodone High?

Oxycodone is a powerful opioid painkiller that serves as the sole or main active ingredient in widely used medications such as OxyContin, Percocet and Percodan. With or without a prescription, significant numbers of people abuse these medications in search of an oxycodone high. Unfortunately, this practice can lead to a range of serious side effects. …

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