Tag: Addiction

Alcohol Is A Drug

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Roughly one out of 12 adults suffer from alcohol dependence and just about 10 people die every hour from alcohol-related causes. There are something like 17.5 million adult alcoholics worldwide. By learning about why some people become alcoholics, what causes addiction and why people become addicted, this number can be made smaller. Firstly, an alcoholic …

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How Drug Addiction Can Develop Over Time

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Drug addiction is difficult to treat because it is a chronic and relapsing condition like diabetes. Like diabetes, addiction begins with predisposition and personal behaviors at first and develops into a disease of the brain and body later in life. It is becoming appreciated that while addiction does not often manifest until adulthood, addiction begins …

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Staying In Recovery

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Recovery gives us the ability and skills to deal with the “normal” issues we face in life: loss of loved ones, loss of relationships, empty nesting, career changes, physical impairment, and grieving. Recovery is a process not an event. Life is a continuum of ever-deepening circles. Put those two ideas together and we begin to …

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Achieving Long-Term Recovery

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Once abstinent from drugs and alcohol, a recovering person will still have problems and struggles. We still continue to learn about ourselves with each year.  A changed life brings changed issues.  However, the good news is that we are also able to see the things that happen to us with just a tiny bit more …

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The Trauma-Addiction Bond

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Our experiences as children may consciously and subconsciously affect how we go through life.  Those of whom are in the addiction spectrum are different to others because we feel a greater amount of sensitivity, especially to trauma, when compared with the norm.  Addicts are sensitive people for the most part.  We may just be born …

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Drug Detox

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Drug detox & withdrawal is very common in substance abusers. Symptoms can present themselves in several ways including but not limited to stress sensitivity, sleep disturbances, memory problems, impaired concentration, emotional overreaction or numbness and cravings. Substance abusers in early recovery often struggle with situations which bring about stress. It is important to remember that …

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