Category Archives: Health and Wellness

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Drugs And Violence: What To Do If An Addict Becomes Violent

Have you ever heard of the supervillain “Florida Man”? While not actually a villain, it’s a phenomenon where people in Florida, do illegal and sometimes violent things while on drugs. Humor aside, it’s not uncommon to see a link between drugs and violence. Some drugs are more likely than others

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The New You: 15 Amazing Life Skills Topics You’ll Cover in Rehab

When you’re recovering from a substance abuse disorder, success isn’t defined by achieving sobriety—it’s defined by maintaining it over time.  According to statistics from the NIDA, relapse rates for substance abuse are as high as 40-60%. Some rehab centers focus entirely on detox and abstinence. But if you want the best

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Tempting Tinctures: 7 Worst Prescription Drugs for Recovering Addicts

When you’re a former drug addict, it’s crucial you don’t get back into your addiction. But there are times when you need medicine. Unfortunately, the medicine doctors prescribe isn’t always beneficial. 15 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription drugs. This number is higher than any drug abuse number, including extremely

Enabling

What Does Enabling an Addict Look Like?

It’s estimated that one out of seven people will face addictions in their lifetimes. Out of these, only ten percent of them will seek treatment for the addiction. The road to recovery is paved with failed good intentions. Are you helping your loved one with his addiction or enabling him to continue

Abuse and Addiction

11 Foods to Add to Your Diet for Detox

In the USA, overdoses are the top cause of injury-related deaths. If you’re cleaning up your act and on a drug detox, you’re clearly taking the right steps in saving your own life. During what is likely to be one of the hardest yet most rewarding periods of your life, you need

Stages of Recovery

The Stages of Recovery and What to Expect

If you decide that your drug or alcohol abuse issue needs help, take a moment to celebrate because you’re on your way to the first few steps to recovery. When it comes to drug or alcohol abuse, the road to recovery is a long and hard process. This entails a

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Dangerous Dr. Feel Good: Recognizing Adderall Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Worried about addiction in a loved one or yourself? Not sure if you’re reading the Adderall addiction signs right? You may be barking up the right tree because Adderall is a very addictive drug. Many people think: Oh, it’s prescribed by the doctor, how can it be bad? But Adderall abuse

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How to Stay Sober at the Bar with Friends

It’s Saturday night, all of your friends have invited you to the bar. You love hanging out with your friends like anyone else so you want to go but you’re also a recovering alcoholic who doesn’t want to hang out around the booze. Just because you want to stay away

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Drug Rehabilitation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Drug addiction is a great and terrible beast. According to experts, as many as 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  This carries a myriad of negative side effects. Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to unemployment and stress in your relationships. And if someone you

What Kind Of Nutrition Should A Person Do While Detoxing From Alcohol?

Alcohol is currently the most commonly used and abused legal substance in the U.S. As much as 25 percent of people over the age of 18 have participated in drinking to excess in the past thirty days. This is according to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Each