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How to Overcome Codependency

It is a natural human function to gravitate to one another, as human beings are extremely social and emotional. As humans get more comfortable with one another, relationships form, many of which are deep and long-lasting (e.g. a lifelong best friend, a spouse, a parent, etc.). But when a relationship
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Substance Abuse in College Students

For decades, college has been synonymous with the experimentation of drugs and alcohol. College-aged students are often experiencing their first taste of freedom and adulthood when they start college, especially when they are living on campus. They no longer have parental supervision, they are living amongst their peers, and they
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What are the Benefits of Inpatient Rehab?

Residential treatment, or inpatient rehab, is the highest level of treatment offered to those who are struggling with the disease of addiction. Generally, inpatient rehab is most effective for addicts and alcoholics who: Are physically and/or psychologically dependent on drugs and/or alcohol  Have made previous attempts to stop drinking but
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Barbiturate Addiction and Treatment

Barbiturate addiction is dangerous, potentially life-threatening, and often requires professional treatment. Barbiturates are a group of depressants that are used to treat some anxiety and seizures disorders, but they are most commonly used prior to a surgical procedure as a way of sedating the patient. Even in a medical setting,
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Can You Die From Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin is one of the most dangerous yet popular drugs in the entire world. In the United States, it is widely abused by citizens from all corners of the country. It knows no bounds and does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, or sexual preference. If you or a
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5 Benefits of Outpatient Rehab Programs

When deciding which type of addiction treatment is right for you, it’s important to know that there are benefits of both outpatient and inpatient rehab. While some people might participate in an outpatient program after completing residential treatment, others rely on outpatient treatment alone. In the end, it’s important to
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Why Do People Become Alcoholics?

If you have a loved one who is suffering from alcoholism, you might wonder why some people become alcoholics and others can drink with impunity. After all, some people can have a glass of wine at dinner at night while others can’t stop drinking after they’ve had one. What is
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What is Crack Cocaine and Why is it so Addictive?

Crack cocaine is one of the most powerful drugs and one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. The drug is so potent and addictive that many people become addicted after just one time using it. Crack is a crystallized form of cocaine – a stimulant drug that is commonly
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6 Family Roles in Households Suffering From Addiction

It’s no secret that addiction devastates relationships and it is commonly referred to as a family disease. When people live in a household with an addicted family member, everyone else struggles to maintain balance in the home and cope with their loved one’s addiction. Not everyone copes in the same
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The 6 Most Addictive Stimulants from Strongest to Weakest

Stimulants are highly addictive drugs because they work directly on the area of the brain that regulates pleasure. When people abuse stimulants, whether strong or weak, the drugs increase dopamine production in the brain – leading to feelings of well-being and increased energy. Consequently, long term drug abuse can lead