Getting Out of the Blame Game for Addicts

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Because there are so many complex layers when it comes to addiction, there are a number of distinct problems that addicts must face as they get involved in recovery. One thing that becomes an issue is the tendency to place blame. Addicts often get in the habit of blaming everything or everyone but themselves when […]

Drug Overdoses Cause Skyrocketing Death Rates of Young Whites

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Addiction does not discriminate. People from every walk of life, and every racial and ethnic group, both rich and poor, young and old all have the danger of succumbing to out-of-control and compulsive substance abuse. At the same time, factors such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, and other issues can affect issues such as the […]

Recognizing The 10 Most Common Symptoms of Addiction

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Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize drug addiction in someone you know. It can even be difficult to recognize when your own experimentation with drugs has crossed the line into addiction. The following are some of the most common signs of addiction and how to recognize them. If you observe one or more of […]

Law-Enforcement Assisted Diversion Programs Are Expanding

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Among many political figures, there is a general consensus growing that decades of an infamous “War on Drugs” have failed to reduce substance abuse and addiction. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1.6 million people were arrested on drug charges in 2009, or another person in jail every 19 seconds. Deeply punitive laws prohibiting […]

5 Ways To Help You Find True Happiness

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There would be virtually no danger of addiction to drugs or alcohol if those substances didn’t offer an often high degree of “fun.” However, before long, those feelings dissipate, so that it stops being as much fun as it used to. So you do more, and continue using compulsively, overdoing even when it hurts you. […]

5 Tips for Dealing with Insomnia in Recovery

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One thing that is very important, yet often hard to come by for people in addiction recovery is a good night’s sleep. Addiction can disrupt your body’s circadian rhythms and lead to dependence on a specific substance to help you fall asleep. Without the usual nightcap, people in recovery can struggle with insomnia for weeks […]

5 Steps You Can Take To Heal From Trauma

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Traumatic events are not something you can simply “get over.” If you have lived in an unsafe environment or a war zone, have been the victim of violence or abuse, or have been hurt or neglected by people you trusted, you can find yourself living with emotions that go beyond your natural ability to cope, […]

How Malnutrition Plays a Role in Depression

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There can be a myriad of factors which can cause or contribute to depression and one of the most surprising and complicated of them is malnutrition. Currently, 1 in 10 Americans is diagnosed with depression and efforts at achieving remission for the disorder have had limited success. A number of people may struggle to make […]

Phil Collins Opens Up About Alcoholism

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One of the most prolific solo artists in music has recently opened up about his struggles with alcoholism, how it almost ruined his family and career, and what he’s doing now to stay sober and healthy. 64 year old Phil Collins has sold more than 150 million albums as a solo artist, in addition to […]