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Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

The statistics are staggering. At just five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. consumed 75% of the world’s prescription drugs in 2010. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 54.2% of people taking prescription drugs got them from a friend or relative—not their physician. And 62% of teens surveyed said that they take…

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Nutrition and Addiction: Caring For Your Body During Rehab

Substance addiction can damage both the mind and body. Intensive outpatient and residential addiction treatment programs clients heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Detoxification and cognitive-behavior therapy help purge the body of substances and the mind of negative thoughts that cause destruction. As you’re “unloading” what’s weighing you down, you’ll also need to think about replenishing…

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Are Video Games Really Addictive?

While the American Medical Association has yet to identify gaming addiction as a diagnosable disorder, compulsive video game use has become a widespread epidemic. Stories abound on the web of gamers who have become obsessed, relinquishing normal life pursuits to continue playing. Anecdotes by self-identified gamers and their families have led scientists to conduct increasing…

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Mantras For Addiction Recovery

While the word mantra originated as a Hindu “sacred utterance,” people use mantras every day to guide their efforts at home, at work, and at school. The popular culture definition of mantra has evolved to mean repetitive slogan, personal truth, or structured thought. Adopting one or more mantras as part of your addiction recovery experience…

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Do You Have An Adderall Addiction?

Adderall is a prescription drug that brings proven benefits to those suffering from narcolepsy and attention disorders like ADD and ADHD. It has long been a “study drug” of choice for healthy high school and college students seeking higher GPAs, and now it’s making its way into a hard-driven workforce requiring long hours of focus…

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Specialized Addiction Recovery For Young Women

While men are more likely than women to become chemically dependent, women face unique challenges throughout their addiction and recovery. Biological, emotional, relational, and societal factors differ between the genders, so it’s important that addiction specialists understand the unique needs of female clients and gear recovery programs to meet those needs. To learn more about…

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Young Adults And Opiate Abuse

Opiates (also called narcotics or opioids) are a class of prescription painkillers with the potential to become highly addictive. Typically prescribed for post-surgical recovery or moderate to severe pain, opiate use has become an epidemic among young adults. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that the abuse of prescription medications is highest among 18…

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Nutrition & Exercise In Recovery

By the time an individual enters an addiction treatment facility, their addictions have likely taken a toll on their overall health. A large percentage of addicts are malnourished, and haven’t been getting proper nutrition in their bodies for some time. Many alcoholics get a large portion of their daily caloric intake from alcohol, which contains…

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Young Adults, Decisions and Consequences

Regret, guilt and shame are common sentiments experienced by young adults after a night of heavy drinking. The level of regret is often akin to the level of problems a young adult has amassed in their life as a direct result of drinking. For many, romantic relationships, friendships, grades or jobs suffer. Many can recover…