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Help For Alcoholics in Recovery During The Holidays

With the holiday season just around the corner, many alcoholics are fearful for what can seem like the least joyous time of the year. The common saying, “Eat, drink, and be merry” seems to keep everyone’s spirits lifted, but knowing how much you have accomplished in the past year in conquering your addiction can leave […]



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How Does the Passing of Prop 47 Affect Addicts?

As debate continues to stir regarding the recent passing of Proposition 47, it has come into question how this will affect the world of treating addiction. Also known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, many Californians are displeased with the passing of this proposition. However, as the war on drugs experiences a significant blow, […]



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The Road to Recovery: Cutting Ties with Negative Influences

The majority of individuals who have undergone addiction treatment or are in need of treatment have experienced the constant pull of a friend who will not allow them to grow. These negative influences in your life may be the reason why you are unable to kick your addiction. While recovery involves the combination of a […]



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The New Face of Heroin Addiction

There is a new face of heroin and it hits way too close to home for comfort for suburban families. Heroin tendencies have transferred from inner cities and impoverished neighborhoods to white suburban neighborhoods. Where affluence used to mean stability, it now means drug experimentation. The National Institute on Drug Abuse concluded that 156,000 individuals […]



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About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

According to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) PTSD, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, is caused by the exposure or experience of a traumatic event. A traumatic event is described as sexual violence, serious injury or death of a family member, friend or loved one. PTSD can cause excessive anxiety, intense stress, nightmares […]



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Exploring Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is all about keeping the mind in the here and now, or in other words being present in all the elements of everyday life. As noted by mindfulness practitioners, sometimes refer to it as sitting, for on the surface that’s all there is to it. One sits in a comfortable position, and focuses […]



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Depression Management Without Medication

With winter right around the corner, now is a good time to start some new behaviors to help ward off depression. Depression is often misunderstood as simply being extremely sad, but the fact is depression is a condition with serious emotional effects. According to the centers for disease control and prevention, it is estimated that […]



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Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

Is sharing a few drinks while pregnant with family and friends on a special occasion okay? ” There is no known safe amount of alcohol or safe time to drink while pregnant.” – Centers For Disease Control and Prevention Dr Tara Allmen, ObGyn, suggests avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. There are numerous studies that have determined […]



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Detecting Opioid Addiction in Older Adults

Despite common belief, addiction is a nondiscriminatory disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, color, race, ethnicity, financial status, or gender. Addiction can take place in a wide range of forms, including prescription medication addiction. Of the large majority of the United States population suffering from chronic pain, many of those individuals are prescribed […]



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How Long Does It Really Take To Kick Addiction?

So, how long does it really take to kick addiction? Like most illnesses, addiction recovery timelines are directly dependent on the individual at hand. Many considering seeking treatment are more concerned with how long they will have to commit to such treatment programs, as opposed to the results. There is truly no clear definition for […]