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Marijuana Maintenance

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While it may be hard to deny certain medical uses and benefits of medical marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is little to no research about the trigger effect that marijuana may have on addicts/alcoholics in recovery. Some undesirable side effects of marijuana include increased heart rate, appetite and sensory perception …

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Prescription Drugs


Those abusing prescription drugs are no different than those who are addicted to heroin, cocaine or any illegal drug. An addict that uses prescription drugs may come to be depend on them which can result in negative consequences. When an addict uses prescription drugs the medication can change the brain chemistry, making it less effective …

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Addictive Thinking

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Impaired impulse control, combined with a relative inability to process consequences, can accurately sum up what is often referred to as addictive thinking. These types of thought patterns can lead to a lack of trust in one’s self and others, then to increased isolation. Reward and negative reinforcement factor importantly in behavioral and addictive motivation. …

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Finding A Higher Power

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It’s common, and often times necessary, for people on the journey of addiction recovery to desire a connection with a higher power. Sometimes, simply strengthening and refining our relationship to the house of worship from our upbringing can fulfill our need for connection with a higher power. In addition to rehabilitation treatment and support received …

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Relapse Treatment Oceanside Malibu

There are many points of view on a relapse. One school of thought says that relapse may be part of the recovery process. It has also been stated that relapse occurs only when the commitment to being clean and sober is weaker than the desire to use again. Yet others claim that relapse is a …

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OTC Drug Abuse

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Over-thе-соuntеr (OTC) drug аbuѕе tаkеѕ рlасе аt an alarming rаtе, аnd many fаіl tо rесоgnіzе thаt a рrоblеm еvеn еxіѕtѕ untіl іt is too late. Duе tо thе рrеvаlеnсе оf thіѕ іѕѕuе, іt іѕ іmроrtаnt fоr еvеrуоnе tо hаvе thе facts оn еxасtlу how these аddісtіоnѕ take рlасе,ѕіgnѕ a lоvеd оnе mау bе ѕtrugglіng with …

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