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Know the Risk: What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

Know the Risk: What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

Scientist have been attempting to identify what the risk factors for addiction are for over one hundred years. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what causes addiction to take root. While the nature versus nurture debate has gotten the most attention...

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5 Lifestyle Habits To Avoid While In Recovery

5 Lifestyle Habits To Avoid While In Recovery

Some habits make drug or alcohol addicted individuals more likely to succeed in their alcohol and drug recovery. Then there are lifestyle choices that encourage relapse. In this article, we’re going to cover the big “dont's” of a healthy addiction recovery. Removing...

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Forgiving Drug-Dependent Parents

Forgiving Drug-Dependent Parents

Were your parents addicted to drugs or alcohol? Addiction runs in families and it can be hard not to hold grudges against your parents and have resentments. They had control over your life when you were at your most helpless. When parents struggle with drug addiction,...

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Opioid Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Opioid Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

The American Psychiatric Association defines opioid addiction as a continuous preoccupation to take more opioids despite negative professional and social consequences due to their behaviors. Addiction and drug dependence have physical, behavioral, and cognitive...

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How Stress Affects Health in Recovery

How Stress Affects Health in Recovery

A certain amount of stress in alcohol and drug recovery is inevitable. Stress can be motivating as long as it isn’t overwhelming. When stress is chronic, however, it can cause a host of health problems. The experience of being stressed is closely linked to a hormone...

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Cardiovascular Health Risks and Addiction

Cardiovascular Health Risks and Addiction

Substance abuse takes a toll on the heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system. Even caffeine affects blood pressure and circulation. Imagine what happens to the heart when you take cocaine or amphetamines! It isn’t just stimulants that are the culprit. Alcohol...

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Why the LGBT Community Faces Higher Rates of Addiction

Why the LGBT Community Faces Higher Rates of Addiction

Those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are more likely to deal with drug and alcohol addiction. According to statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, individuals who identify as LGBT are more than twice as likely as...

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Recovering from Methamphetamine Addiction

Recovering from Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive recreational drug that’s taken North America by storm over the last two decades. It can be sold as meth, speed, and crystal, among other names. For users of the drug, getting clean and sober is no easy task, but their lives depend...

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