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Long Term Effects of Addiction

It should not come as a surprise that each and every day, people die from the effects of chronic addiction to a drug or to alcohol. Regardless of whether the addiction relates to alcohol or drugs, addiction to substances kills thousands of Americans (of all ages) each year and touches millions of lives in some…

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Can Methadone Help You Overcome Opioid Addiction?

Another year goes by, and the opioid crisis rages on. Opioids have taken the world by storm in part because they’re frequently prescribed for chronic pain. Folks tend to underestimate the addictive potential of prescription drugs. After all, their doctor said they’re okay to take. How can they do harm? The reality is all opioids…

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Understanding an Addict: The 4 Key Warning Signs

For many, understanding an addict is often easier said than done. Their behavior is often unpredictable and destructive. They seem to care only about using. For someone on the outside, this disregard for the rest of life can be frustrating, even infuriating. It’s not surprising, then, that many people lose patience with addicts. In your…

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Intervening with an Intervention

Watching your loved one struggle with addiction is heartbreaking. Addicts that are in the throes of addiction often do not realize or refuse to acknowledge their substance abuse. They do not fully comprehend what they are doing to themselves because extensive drug use has literally changed their brain chemistry. So, what do you do when…

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Preparing for an NA Meeting

Narcotics Anonymous, regularly referred to as NA, is an organization that caters to men and women that are struggling with addiction to drugs other than alcohol. It is rather similar to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), but it welcomes all those struggling with any type of substance addiction, including alcohol. NA meetings For anyone preparing themselves to…