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Self-Esteem Problems In Early Recovery

So many individuals in active addiction work extremely hard to make it seem like their lives are in perfect order. Addicts may look like they have it all to someone on the outside. But, for most dealing with addiction, shame and guilt come with the territory. In reality, it is hard to maintain self-esteem when […]

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What Opiate Withdrawal Is Really Like

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His name is Mike and for years he was part of the approximately 30 million people around the globe that abuse opiates (according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse). Though he’s been sober nine months now, he still remembers his addiction, and even more so, the withdrawals, all too well. Mike is one of […]

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Secrets of Marijuana

Common misconception paints marijuana as an entirely harmless herbal substance; one used for recreation, and one resulting in very minor and insignificant changes in functionality – both mental and physical. Many proponents even vehemently claim that marijuana has the potential to help cure addiction. They vow that it a harmless alternative to other, more chemically […]

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What is Narcan, and How Does it Work?

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Over the course of the past several years, the national number of opioid-related overdose deaths have skyrocketed to deeply upsetting and unparalleled rates. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the number of total deaths has quadrupled since 1999, with more than 15,000 opioid-related deaths in 2015 alone. The most commonly abused […]

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Am I an Addict?

Am I an Addict? Addiction is a powerful and baffling disease; a physical, mental, and emotional disease marked by psychological symptoms such as pathological lying, denial, and unrelenting self-deceit. Addiction is also a highly progressive disease – one that may initially show up in the form of a bad habit, and steadily escalate until it […]

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