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5 personality traits to avoid to achieve sobriety

The decision to fight an addiction is a major development in a patient’s life. For him/her, the entire phase of recovery is full of overwhelming emotions that can effortlessly swing the person back to the same place from where he/she had started the journey of sobriety. Besides such emotions, even toxic relationships and people can […]

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Signs of a relapse around the corner

It is quite natural for a person who has taken up the challenge of recovering from substance abuse to face painful symptoms while trying to leave behind a life of drugs or alcohol. To be able to cease one’s habit of abusing substance abuse is far from any easy goal, it can be considered as […]

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Are there similarities between video games addiction and substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a common problem among teenagers. Lately, a lot of American teens are getting hooked on abusive substances owing to factors, such as wide exposure, peer pressure and easy availability of drugs. Reportedly, there has been a downward shift in the minimum age of developing addiction among American teens. Addiction is a chronic […]

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Fathoming effects of China White

China White is a potent designer opioid and as the name suggests, was originally produced in China. Being similar to the synthetic painkiller fentanyl, which is a prescription painkiller that is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States has classified China White as illegal. Like […]

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Understanding brain asymmetry in drug use

Drugs can perform a multitude of functions that can aid in the recovery of an individual. Some drugs can alleviate the symptoms of mental disorders, fasten the healing of wounds, provide important minerals to the body, fight the cancerous cells, control fertility and so forth. They enter into the body and breakdown into several elements […]

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Dealing with insomnia during withdrawal from substances

One of the most common symptoms affecting individuals in recovery or withdrawal from substance abuse is insomnia. During this period, individuals may find it difficult to maintain regular sleep cycles for several weeks, months or even years. In particular, the initial period of withdrawal can be extremely stressful and irregular sleep patterns worsen the suffering. […]

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E-cigarette explosion costs Idaho man his teeth, leaves him with second-degree burns

On the morning of Saturday, January 14, 2017, Andrew Hall, of Pocatello, Idaho, lost seven of his teeth and suffered second-degree burns on his face after his vaporizer pen blew up in his face. Hall, 30, was getting ready for work and enjoying a vape when the device went off suddenly, leaving him with shocking […]

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Smoking is injurious to health- Part 4: 5 serious and fatal diseases

Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of deaths in the United States. Smoking doesn’t kill people immediately, it ruins the health of the smoker slowly, over time and eventually leads to the person’s death. Smoking is associated with a number of diseases and can affect any part of the body. As a part […]

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Commonly abused licit drugs: Prescription and OTC drugs

The dangers of getting addicted to controlled drugs are well-known. However, it is also possible to get addicted to over-the-counter (OTC) drugs or certain non-controlled prescription drugs that treat medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and other bacterial infections. To an extent any medication that has psychoactive effects, i.e., mind-altering properties can be […]

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Importance of aftercare plans in addiction treatment sustenance

The life after rehab can be perilous with the transition from a completely controlled setting to the big wide world being mind-numbing. During the process of recovery in a rehab, they live in a protected and supportive environment free from any temptations to go back to the substance of abuse.

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