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Recognizing Alcoholism in Young Adults

Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs among young adults due to its acceptance in most societies. In most instances, people take this drug for recreational purposes in social gatherings. However, prolonged usage of this drug can lead to physical dependence, whereby one cannot control their consumption. Recognizing alcoholism in young adults can be…

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12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a program created in 1953 to provide a safe space for anonymous addiction recovery. At the time of the founding, the body aimed at focusing on drug users addicted to narcotics. However, the program expanded, and it now focuses on recovery from forms of drug addiction through the 12 steps of…

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How to Deal With Seasonal Depression

Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that causes a person to feel depressed during specific seasons of the year. This condition may influence your mood, energy levels, appetite, and sleep. Seasonal depression mainly affects people during winter, but in rare cases, one may experience it during summer. Learning how to deal with seasonal depression at…

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Maintaining Motivation in Recovery

During the early stages of recovery, most people are highly motivated to stay sober. However, maintaining sobriety is a psychologically and physically demanding endeavor. Sustaining your motivation is key to staying committed to your recovery. However, as time passes, your motivation levels could quickly decrease, ultimately increasing the chances of relapse. This post offers you…

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Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

Drug abuse often leads to nutritional deficiencies, which take a toll on the body. Drug users have minimal levels of minerals, vitamins, fats, and essential amino acids. These depleted levels negatively affect not only their physical health but their psychology as well. Combining nutrition and addiction recovery is crucial as you improve your general well-being…

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Understanding the Dangers of LSD

Different drugs have varying effects on the body when abused. These effects vary further depending on the person taking the drug, often determined by their general health and body size. The impacts of drug abuse are either psychological or physical, making you either feel or act differently. One popularly abused hallucinogen is LSD. However, most…

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Benefits of Family Therapy

The family you are born into determines the first environment you will interact with as you grow. That environment will shape how you view the world, ultimately affecting who you become and how you interact with others. Drug addictions negatively impact every aspect of your life, putting a strain on the family and loved ones.…

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Benefits of AA

Recovering from an addiction is a journey that you cannot undertake on your own. You will need the services of professionals to help you with the recovery process. Recovery does not stop at the alcohol treatment facility. The post-treatment phase, where you rejoin the general population, is still part of the process. That’s why it…

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How to Recognize an Anxiety Attack

Experiencing occasional anxiety is normal for human beings. But when this feeling is persistent and often uncontrollable, you may have anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorder is a mental illness that affects close to 40 million people in any given year. The term anxiety disorder refers to several psychiatric disorders that cause extreme worry or fear in…

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