How Understanding The Stages of Alcoholism Can Help With Recovery

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The nature of addiction and alcoholism shouldn’t be a mystery, especially when it comes to recovery. That’s why educating oneself about the stages of addiction will make it possible to find the solutions to achieving lifelong sobriety. The challenge of understanding addiction has faced the recovery community for decades. There are a number of theories […]

How Common Are Eating Disorders Among The Elderly?

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  When we think of eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, often it’s the image of a young woman that immediately comes to mind. We think of an eating disorder as an issue that affects teenagers and young adults. But the truth is that it can be a struggle for older adults and even the […]

5 Ways for Recovering Addicts to Improve Their Wellness

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When someone suffers from addiction there are numerous aspects of their life that can begin to depreciate, causing them to be unhealthy mentally, physically and spiritually. Substance abuse can cause people to neglect important areas of their everyday life making it harder for them to experience wellness. In recovery, improving wellness not only helps addicts […]

Socializing Sober: How To Form Meaningful Connections With Others

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One of the most satisfying aspects of recovery is getting the opportunity to form close relationships with others. Surveys show that friendships are viewed as one of the most important indicators of a happy and fulfilling life. Scientific studies also back up this claim with proof that friendships and other relationships make us healthier and […]

Fighting Alcoholism in Russia

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Addiction to alcohol does not disciminate. It can affect everyone of every ethnic group imaginable. At the same time, the cultural context can affect the way addiction is manifested in people’s lives. Culture plays a role in how public your addiction is, and how your behavior is understood and treated by the community, and social […]

Heroin and the Risk of Suicide

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The mortality rate is high for people who abuse heroin and not just because of the risks of overdose. While taking the drug is dangerous and possibly fatal in itself, heroin users are also more likely to commit suicide because of issues of depression and the drug’s effect on their mental state. Heroin is highly […]

Overcoming Complacency in Recovery

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At some point during their journey of recovery, every addict reaches a more comfortable place where they feel more confident about their ability to remain sober. They have already faced many challenges and overcome numerous obstacles to get where they are and they may feel satisfied with what they’ve accomplished. There is nothing wrong with […]

Why Diabulimia Is On The Rise, And What Can Be Done About It

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The term diabulimia describes the type of eating disorder found among those with type 1 diabetes and bulimia nervosa. The first officially reported case of diabulimia was in 1983 and was used to describe a patient who skipped or limited their insulin doses in order to experience weight loss. These individuals often have many of […]