Alcoholism

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Most Commonly Abused Street Drugs

Close to 10% of the United States population has experienced some form of a substance abuse problem. Alcohol and drugs are common in communities across the country. Knowing the most commonly abused drugs can help you identify substance abuse issues in yourself or a loved one. In turn, this can help you find appropriate treatment…

Knowing and Using Good Sobriety Advice

After months of dealing with substance abuse and recovery, you may be up to your ears in sobriety advice. When you still didn’t want to hear it, everyone advised you to cut down or quit. When you began to seriously consider quitting, everyone recommended a different approach. And still, everywhere you turn, people air their…

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How to Get Off Opioids

Codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone are common opioids. You might receive them as prescriptions from your doctor. Maybe you started using them in an off-label way for the high. Now, you need help figuring out how to get off opioids. Find a Facility That Has a Chronic Pain Care Program A good-quality opioid addiction treatment center…

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How to Find a Galveston Drug Rehab

Once you have come to terms with your addiction, it is time to get the help that you need. It can be hard to know what to look for in a rehab facility.  What should you look for in a Galveston drug rehab facility? When you look past the polished cabinets and beautiful surroundings, do…

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What is a Typical Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline?

Would it surprise you to know the possibility of alcohol withdrawal acts as a deterrent for some people wanting help? It’s true. Some people choose to keep drinking instead of having to deal with harsh alcohol withdrawal symptoms. In reality, alcohol withdrawal does have the potential of causing problems. Just the same, that should never…

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Do I Need a Rehab Program for Women Only?

Many people face one big question when deciding on rehab treatment today. That is, do I need rehab programs for women or men only? Is a gender-specific program the right one for my best chance of long term sobriety? Do I Need Rehab Programs for Women Only? That question of, “Do I need rehab programs…

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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Over a third of substance addicts are estimated to also have some level of mental illness, according to 2014 statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The commonality of mental illness and substance abuse gives those concerned about addiction more of a reason to bring awareness…

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Finding the Best Rehab Center in Galveston TX

It takes more than looking through internet search results to choose the best rehab center in Galveston TX for your drug problem. You have to consider specific factors to narrow down a list of potential places first. Then, you should investigate each rehab to determine which one will meet your needs. Understanding the detox and…

What is Step 6 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Six of the 12 Steps: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “All these defects of character” refers to, of course, all the “wrongs” that came out privately in Step Four and were confessed in Step Five of the 12 Steps. In the relief of getting things out in…

man uses cooking as one of his substance abuse substitutes

12 Substance Abuse Substitutes

Among common reasons for substance abuse are boredom, feelings of personal worthlessness, and lack of purpose in life. To understand the importance of substance abuse substitutes, switch “desperate to retreat into an artificial high” for “hurried” in the following quote from philosopher Eric Hoffer, and you have a truth perfectly applicable to any of the…

Recognizing the Symptoms of Alcoholism

Don’t underestimate the danger of alcohol. Although it’s a legal drug and ridiculously easy to buy, it carries a high addiction potential. Are you currently struggling with the symptoms of alcoholism? Here’s how you can find out. Don’t Let Definitions Trick You into a False Sense of Security When talking about the symptoms of alcoholism,…

Learn how to relieve neck pain without drugs

How to Relieve Neck Pain Without Drugs

Using opiates to treat neck pain is risky business, and it is not a viable long-term solution. People quickly become addicted to these medicines, and they can hinder people from living a full and happy life. People wonder how to relieve neck pain without the use of addictive chemicals, but have a hard time finding…