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6 Signs of Addiction You Shouldn’t Ignore

6 Signs of Addiction You Shouldn’t Ignore

We all like to feel that we are in control. Even when we do things that seem dangerous or counter-productive, we want to convince ourselves – and others – that there isn’t a problem. But are we lying to ourselves? Addiction is a slow, silent thief. It steals our time,...

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Eye Damage Caused by Alcohol Addiction

Eye Damage Caused by Alcohol Addiction

Many people are aware that alcohol addiction has a damaging effect on many parts of the human body, such as the liver, pancreas, and stomach. But most do not know of the damage that excessive drinking can cause to the eyes, including permanent impaired vision....

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Celebrate Recovery: An Overview

Celebrate Recovery: An Overview

Incorporating your faith into your recovery journey can help you stay sober. A Bible-based, Christ-centered, 12-Step recovery program, Celebrate Recovery (CR) is designed to help people struggling with addiction, hurt, or pain of any kind while reconnecting with God....

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Sober Summer Activities

Sober Summer Activities

The weather is warm and the sun is shining. Sometimes people in recovery, especially those in early recovery, wonder if it is really possible to enjoy the summer without drinking their favorite drink or using their drug of choice. Actually, the opposite is true. Being...

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9 Personality Traits Linked to Addiction

9 Personality Traits Linked to Addiction

A Connection Many psychiatrists used to believe that people who were more prone to drug or alcohol addiction, also known as substance use disorder, shared a common addictive personality. However, throughout the years, researchers have been unable to prove that to be...

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Fentanyl: An Overview

Fentanyl: An Overview

A Potent Drug According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), fentanyl is 80-100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Originally developed as a skin patch for pain management of cancer patients, this potent synthetic...

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Using an Interventionist

Using an Interventionist

In Real Life Often in movies or TV shows, someone with an addiction problem is suddenly confronted by friends and family members during an intervention. In real life, the decision to work with an interventionist and present concerns about a loved one's addiction...

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