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Articles about addiction, treatment, recovery, and more!

Understanding Stress and Ways to Cope

Understanding Stress and Ways to Cope

Everyone becomes stressed sometimes. Stress is a normal part of life and can be positive in short bursts, such as when it helps a person avoid an accident or meet a deadline. However, too much emotional or mental stress endured for too long a time becomes harmful. And...

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Managing Pain Without Opioids in Recovery

Managing Pain Without Opioids in Recovery

Managing Chronic Pain in Recovery Millions of people experience pain every day, whether from chronic conditions, such as backaches, arthritis, or headaches, or temporary conditions, such as accidents, injuries, or surgeries. Physicians often prescribe medications to...

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Bath Salts: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Bath Salts: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

In the world of illicit drugs, “bath salts” have nothing to do epsom salts or with taking a bath. Bath salts are man-made, designer street drugs that are psychoactive stimulants with a high potential for abuse. About Bath Salts According to the Journal of Substance...

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Risk Factors for Addiction

Risk Factors for Addiction

Risk Factors Increase the Odds Addiction is a chronic brain disease. It can happen to anyone regardless of social status, background, gender, race, or beliefs. Even so, some specific risk factors increase a person’s chance of developing a substance use disorder. The...

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Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment

Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment

You have completed your addiction treatment program and are ready to return to work. Even though you may be eager to start working again, you may also feel apprehensive. Keep in mind the achievements you have accomplished since your first day of addiction treatment....

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Addiction to Ambien

Addiction to Ambien

Can you become addicted to a medication that helps you sleep? Quite possibly. Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic drug prescribed for insomnia. While it is intended for short-term use, some people use it for long periods of time and in greater doses than prescribed,...

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The Dangerous Effects of Alcohol on the Body

The Dangerous Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Alcohol is a psychoactive toxic drug that can cause dependence and addiction. This mind-altering substance is a routine part of many people’s lives. Heavy drinking and binge drinking can increase a person’s risk of serious health problems. The damaging effects of...

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