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I’m An Alcoholic And Need Help

August 20th, 2019
I'm An Alcoholic And Need Help

You’re No Longer In Denial…That’s Good If you’re ready to ask for help for your alcohol addiction, you’ve already taken the most important step towards recovery. Too many people who suffer from alcohol addiction deny…

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Taking Court-Ordered Breathalyzers For A DUI

August 20th, 2019
Taking Court-Ordered Breathalyzers For A DUI

Even a single incidence of driving while under the influence can lead to the necessary use of a court-ordered breathalyzer. Research has shown the use of court-ordered breathalyzers cuts recidivism rates by more than 65…

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Common Recovery Sayings In Alcoholics Anonymous

August 20th, 2019
Common Recovery Sayings In Alcoholics Anonymous

“One Day At A Time” Stress is the biggest relapse trigger for many people in recovery. One of the most well-known mantras of AA, “One day at a time,” refers to the focus, patience, and…

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Borderline Personality Disorder And Alcohol Blackouts

August 20th, 2019
Borderline Personality Disorder And Alcohol Blackouts

In many cases, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by remorse, shame, or guilt in the frame of suicidal thinking. In cases of borderline personality disorder, blackout drinking may result when a person intends to…

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Teenage Alcohol Abuse Statistics

August 20th, 2019

Alcohol abuse is defined as the habitual misuse of alcohol, or drinking to excess. Alcohol abuse is also a type of alcohol use disorder—when a person’s drinking causes problems in work, school, or at home….

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The Financial Cost Of Addiction: What Is Addiction Costing You?

August 14th, 2019
The Financial Cost Of Addiction What Is Addiction Costing You?

Drug and alcohol addiction does not come without costs: costs to health, relationships, as well as financial cost. Addiction can cost a person thousands of dollars each year, depending on the type of substance abused,…

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7 Tips To Hosting A Sober Party When You’re In Recovery

August 12th, 2019
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7 Tips to Throw a Party and Stay Sober When You’re In Addiction Recovery Attending a party while you’re in addiction recovery can be a challenge, let alone hosting your own party. The great thing…

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Sober Outdoor Adventures For You And Your Pet

August 8th, 2019
Sober Outdoor Adventures For You And Your Pet

A dog is truly man’s best friend, and that holds particularly true for people in addiction recovery. Your pet stays by your side through thick and thin, never judging, always accepting you exactly the way…

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8 Signs You Need Alcohol Addiction Rehab Treatment

August 8th, 2019
8 Signs You Need Alcohol Addiction Rehab Treatment

More than an estimated 15 million individuals struggle with an alcohol use disorder in the United States, and approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol each year. While these statistics are alarming, only a small percentage…

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What To Do If An Alcoholic Refuses Addiction Treatment

August 8th, 2019
What To Do If An Alcoholic Refuses Addiction Treatment

Currently in the U.S., approximately 17 million adults have an alcohol use disorder. This means that one in 10 children live in a home with a parent who drinks too much. It can be challenging…

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Alcohol Intolerance – Causes, Symptoms, And Addiction Treatment Options

August 7th, 2019
Alcohol Intolerance – Causes, Symptoms, And Addiction Treatment Options

Alcohol intolerance is an inherited metabolic disorder that will cause unpleasant sensations and digestive upset. When alcohol is consumed, those who have alcohol intolerance will experience a variety of symptoms that tax their bodies. Combining…

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Cocaine And Sex: The Effects Of Cocaine On Sex Drive

August 7th, 2019
Cocaine And Sex

People who use cocaine often report an increased sex drive in addition to the more standard cocaine effects, such as euphoria, confidence, and increased energy. This strong desire for intimacy can lead to impulsiveness and…

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The Promise And Peril Of Pain Management

August 6th, 2019
The Promise And Peril Of Pain Management

A Unique Perspective As a physician, I am in a somewhat unique class in that I prescribe both opioid pain management as well as opioid addiction medicine through my Data 2000 Waiver license to prescribe…

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5 Serious Risks Of Cocaine Abuse

August 5th, 2019
5 Serious Risks Of Cocaine Abuse

Risks Of Cocaine Abuse Cocaine is a highly addictive central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. Cocaine is one of the most common recreationally abused illegal drugs in the country. Many people do not realize the dangers…

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What Does Heroin Do To Your Body?

August 5th, 2019
What Does Heroin Do To Your Body

Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug. Heroin can cause serious harm to the body, including addiction, overdose, brain damage, infection, and chronic medical conditions. While abusing heroin in any way can cause addiction and…

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