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16 Jan The Addictive Effects of Sugar

One of the most widely addictive substances abused by humans is not an illegal drug, it’s a common ingredient in almost every food we eat. Sugar is a household item that we accept as a normal part of our diets, but science is uncovering more...

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16 Jan Aiding in Recovery At Home

Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a process that requires a lifetime commitment. Seeking help through a rehabilitation program is an important first step in recovery but it is not the end of the journey. Once a former addict returns home from treatment,...

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28 Dec Preventing Teen Drug Abuse

Many of the issues surrounding teenage drug and alcohol abuse are the same as those related to adult substance abuse. Teens have access to and are using the same drugs that adults use. The warning signs, symptoms and side effects for teens and adults who...

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25 Dec Teen Drug Abuse: Common Drugs

As teen drug abuse becomes more and more of a problem, parents and other loved ones need to be aware of the challenges teenagers face. Knowing what kinds of drugs teens are most likely to use and their slang or street names can help raise...

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21 Dec Teen Drug Abuse

Many adults who are dealing with an addiction problem began their pattern of substance abuse in adolescence. Those who use drugs or alcohol as teenagers are at a greater risk for developing an addiction than those who begin using as adults. This is because drugs...

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19 Dec Types of Prescription Drug Abuse

A 2009 survey on drug use and health found that more than 16 million Americans had taken a prescription drug for a non-medical reason within the past year. This means that more and more people are using prescription medications outside of the supervision of a...

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15 Dec Eating for Recovery

In addition to many other negative health effects, drugs and alcohol can lead to malnourishment. Alcohol is full of empty calories that make a person feel full even though they are not getting any of the nourishment they need. Many drugs suppress a person’s appetite...

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12 Dec Addiction and Codependency

When a person is struggling with addiction, it is only natural for their family and friends to want to help. However, in some cases these loved ones can develop a codependency, which can hurt their self-esteem, the relationship, and delay the likelihood of the person...

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20 Nov Healthy Habits

One of the principles taught in the experiential portion of treatment at Therapia is the idea of replacing bad activities with good activities. Essentially, people in recovery are going to experience a void in their life where their addictive behaviors used to be. In order...

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