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Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

September 26th, 2016

Holly Parker, Ph.D. places addiction in a larger human context, calling for compassion, understanding, and support. Her argument? The stigma linked to substance addiction is a form of social denial about just how human it is to turn to alcohol and drugs to steer clear of what hurts. More here.

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

September 25th, 2016

12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.

The cost of meth addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

The cost of meth addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 23rd, 2016

Meth is one of the most expensive drugs to produce and to obtain. Moreover, it costs you and our society a lot more in indirect expenses. How much exactly? We outline the real costs of meth use and abuse in this infographic.

Can you get addicted to Vicodin?

Can you get addicted to Vicodin?

September 20th, 2016

Yes, Vicodin can lead to addiction. Read about what Vicodin's chemistry, what makes Vicodin addictive, and the ways you can avoid addiction...plus, more here.

Addicted to negative thinking? A BOOK REVIEW to help you

Addicted to negative thinking? A BOOK REVIEW to help you

September 19th, 2016

Dealing with negative stinkin' thinking in addiction recovery? Is it possible to restructure the perception you've built about yourself? Learn more on the causes of low self-esteem and techniques on how to get it back in this BOOK REVIEW!

Oxycodone

Oxycodone

September 18th, 2016

Why do people use oxycodone? Is it addictive? Everything you need to know about oxycodone is listed here:

2 Dissolving chronic pain with Open Focus™ when diagnosed with addiction

Dissolving chronic pain with Open Focus™ when diagnosed with addiction

September 15th, 2016

You may be familiar with painkillers and alternative pain management methods, BUT do you know about the Open Focus™ technique to treat chronic pain? Open Focus™ dissolves chronic pain and stress by shifting your focus of attention. Learn more here.

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

September 14th, 2016

Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.

How do you change unhealthy habits and behaviors? BOOK REVIEW

How do you change unhealthy habits and behaviors? BOOK REVIEW

September 12th, 2016

Want to eat healthy, exercise, quit smoking, cut down on drinking, or stop popping pills? Learn how "Changing to Thrive" can help you identify your current Stage of Change and how you can move forward at your own pace to increase happiness. More here in our book review.

When does an intervention work for a drug addict or alcoholic?

When does an intervention work for a drug addict or alcoholic?

September 11th, 2016

Do you view addiction interventions as opportunities to “gang up” on an addicted loved one? Here is why interventions, if done right, are exactly the opposite of an ambush!

2 11 ways to deal with a narcissistic boss in addiction recovery

11 ways to deal with a narcissistic boss in addiction recovery

September 10th, 2016

How can you know if your boss has narcissistic traits? Dr. Louise Stanger explains how you can work with a narcissist boss and deal with communication difficulties. More here.

Long term consequences of Spice on the brain (INFOGRAPHICS)

Long term consequences of Spice on the brain (INFOGRAPHICS)

September 9th, 2016

Using Spice or any synthetic cannabis products change the way your brain functions and can cause risky changes to your psyche, mood, and behavior. Check out our infographic on Spice's effects on your brain to learn more.

Talk therapy: Can/Should you find a therapist online? An INTERVIEW with Talkspace

Talk therapy: Can/Should you find a therapist online? An INTERVIEW with Talkspace

September 24th, 2016

Can online therapy help you deal with your addiction problems? Is it possible to chat with a therapist from your home? More about how you can find and talk to a therapist online, here.

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Adverse effects of methadone (INFOGRAPHIC)

September 16th, 2016

An infographic explaining the behavioral, physical, psychological, sexual, reproductive and other side effects of methadone abuse.

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Heroin withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal

September 13th, 2016

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