Finding Freedom in Sobriety

Addiction is a disease that controls our lives entirely. Where we go, what we do, who we surround ourselves with, all become dictated by our disease. We often come to a point where we feel trapped. No matter how hard we try, our addiction and perceived need for intoxication pulls us into a seemingly inescapable…

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How Effective is Treatment for Opioid Addiction?

Going to treatment is just the beginning of living a rewarding and happy life in sobriety. Many people attempting to recover from addiction and alcoholism make several attempts before they are finally able to live a life of sobriety. However, as opioid overdose rates skyrocket and the drug becomes more lethal with the introduction of…

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Understanding the Difference Between Pleasure and True Happiness

In a recent Esquire Townhouse discussion, Russell Brand explained, “Happiness lies beyond the superficial stimulation of pleasure, and the reason I think this is a significant point is people can sell you pleasure, no one can sell you happiness. Happiness you resource within.” Many of us confused the two concepts to the point of self-destruction.…

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How Dangerous is Alcohol?

Alcohol may be presumed a safe form of intoxication based on its legal status. However, alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. An estimated 88,000 men and women due from alcohol-related causes each year. Alcohol lowers inhibitions and cognitive functions, making intoxicated people more likely to engage in reckless…

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What are the Health Consequences of Anabolic Steroid Use?

Anabolic steroids are drugs or hormonal substances similar in composition to testosterone. They are used as a means of promoting muscle growth and increased athletic performance. Injection is the usual route of administration of anabolic steroids, either intravenously or intramuscularly, but there are also pills for oral administration of the drug. Steroids my increase muscle…

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Improve Your Mental Health by Living with Less

A simple life is a happy life. When we have too much going on in our lives, we can easily get overwhelmed. However, if we can learn to embrace a life of simplicity, we will find our stress and anxiety melt away. Removing unnecessary things or distractions can aid us in creating a happier life…

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What are the Health Dangers of DXM?

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a synthetic drug used as a cough suppressant in many over-the-counter medications. When used at recommended dosage levels, DXM has few adverse effects. DXM is subject to abuse, however, and causes a variety of severe side effects at higher doses. DXM abuse carries a high risk of potential health consequences to both…

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Understanding Powerlessness Over Drugs and Alcohol

The disease of addiction is such that willpower is not enough for us to overcome our dependence on substances. Many of us had made countless promises and resolutions to stop drinking or using, and we truly intended to keep those promises, but we inevitably returned to drugs and alcohol. Despite the loss of friendships, relationships,…

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What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic and long-acting narcotic analgesic often used to treat opioid addiction. Although methadone is an opioid, the mild and gradual onset is supposed to prevent users from experiencing euphoric effects and deter a user from using illicit opioids such as heroin. However, methadone is often abused and prolonged methadone use has been…

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