Is Addiction Genetic – The Answer From Experts

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Is Addiction Genetic - The Answer From Experts An interesting fact that intrigues most people is whether there is an environmental impact on addiction or is addiction genetic? Just like many diseases are inherited through our genes, is there an addiction gene that predisposes one to turn to escapist mechanisms and substances? Is Addiction Hereditary? The answer to this question is yes. There is a link between genetics and addiction but it is not necessarily true for all cases. There are many children and grandchildren of people with addiction problems that never turn to alcohol or drugs themselves. However, science and research have noticed that there is a genetic predisposition to addiction. Factors in Addiction Predisposition The two factors that connect genetics and addiction are the fact that children whose…
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Top 10 Reasons Why Recovery Doesn’t Work

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When Recovery Goes Wrong Despite a drug abuser's best intentions, sometimes they relapse. The risk of relapse never truly goes away for an addict. They have to take life day-by-day. Understanding why addicts relapse can help further treatments and methods to be crafted to ensure that no one slips through the cracks when recovering from drugs. Here are ten reasons for what causes relapse in drug addicts. 1. Triggers Too often, someone who has gone through recovery is placed right back in the same situation that they came from. As such, triggers for drug use remain. The same pressures exist that drove them to drugs in the first place. Without the removal of those triggers, it's easy to relapse. 2. Addiction Addiction itself is a disease. While reasons for addiction…
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90 Days Sober: Tips for Success

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Sobriety is not a goal for you to check off a list. It's an ongoing decision that shapes the rest of your life. At Pathfinders Sober Living, we deeply understand how much patience and self-evaluation is required in order to stay sober. We also advocate evaluating sobriety through certain ranges of time, such as 90 days. These are our tips for success in our 90 Days Sober program. 1. Take it slow When you take part in our 90 Day alcohol detox or drug detox, you should try to not fixate yourself on the length. Hearing that something will last 90 days can be scary. Three months of sobriety could seem like a hurdle you'll never be able to overcome. We know that you can overcome it, but it starts…
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How Can I Prepare for Addiction Rehab?

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Preparing for the major changes in your life that help you obtain the successes we all long to achieve can make your stay at our rehabilitation facility much easier. When you set goals with your family to ensure they have access to all the tasks that need to be carried out while you are away, there is less worrying and pacing. When you have everything worked out with your employer, there should be no worries about starting fresh at a new job after your release. There are critical aspects of a stay in our rehab centers in Arizona that will go a lot smoother if you prepare in advance. Below, we have detailed five tips (from numerous drug addiction questions and answers) to help you focus on your inpatient drug…
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Signs of Relapse: Top 10 Signs Your Addiction is Creeping Back

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Addiction is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a “chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by repetitive drug use and abuse in spite of harmful consequences.” The word “relapse” is in the definition for a reason. Relapse is a part of many people’s struggle with addiction before they finally achieve lifelong recovery or succumb to the disease. Relapse can happen within the first few months of sobriety or many years after because there is currently no cure for addiction. Being knowledgeable about relapse signs and triggers will make it easier to manage your addiction. 1. Emotional Changes The first relapse symptoms that are typically noticed are changes in your overall emotional state. If you are becoming more depressed, anxious, and/or angry overall, you are more…
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