Is My Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs?: The Top Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Is My Loved One Addicted to Prescription Drugs?: The Top Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

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The Top Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse Are you afraid someone you love may be addicted to prescription drugs? If so, read on to learn about the top signs of prescription drug abuse. Did you know that over 15 million people in the U.S. today abuse prescription drugs? What about the fact that prescription opioid abuse claims more lives per year than all illegal drugs put together? What does this mean for you? It means that if someone you know is abusing prescription drugs, they are in very real danger of death. If you think there's even a slight chance someone you know is abusing prescription drugs, it's imperative you find out for sure and stop it before it's too late. Learn how to spot the signs of prescription drug…
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What Happens After Rehab: 12 Tips for Sober Living

What Happens After Rehab: 12 Tips for Sober Living

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What Happens After Rehab: 12 Tips for Sober Living The battle against addiction doesn't end with rehab. These tips for sober living can help your maintain your healthy, sober lifestyle after your recovery. Of the 23.5 million people who have a drug abuse or alcohol problem, 2.1 million or just over 11% receive help in a rehab facility annually. What isn't as known is how many of these people experience a relapse after successfully completing a stay in rehab. Such statistics aren't tracked. But one thing is clear: for anyone trying to stay sober after drug or alcohol addiction, the temptation is always lurking. If you are a recovering addict, here are 12 tips to help maintain sober living after you return home from rehab. 1. Consider Living in a…
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Meth Withdrawal: What You Can Expect and How to Power Through

Meth Withdrawal: What You Can Expect and How to Power Through

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Meth Withdrawal: What You Can Expect and How to Power Through If you're struggling with a meth addiction, the thought of meth withdrawal is scary if you don't know what to expect. This guide can help. You can't deny it any longer: meth has total control over your life. You feel like you're in a place where you want to ask for help. But you're nervous about what to expect from the meth withdrawal process. You want to know what it will be like, and how you can handle it. In this post, we'll tell you exactly what you can expect out of meth withdrawal. We'll remind you of why it's so worth it to keep going, and also tell you where you can go to get the help you…
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8 Signs of Meth Addiction and How to Help a Loved One

8 Signs of Meth Addiction and How to Help a Loved One

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8 Signs of Meth Addiction and How to Help a Loved One Meth addiction can destroy lives, and the earlier you find and treat it, the less damage it can do. Here's how to notice possible meth addiction in a loved one. Over 21.5 million Americans struggle with some kind of substance abuse and/or addiction. Addiction is classified as a disease, and for good reason. It affects your mental, emotional, and physical health in intense and permanent ways. Not only does it affect the person struggling with addiction, but it severely impacts those around them. Studies show that families and close friends of addicts have disrupted relationships, attachment issues, "emotional chaos", financial troubles, and have an increased risk of developing a substance abuse disorder as well. So if you suspect…
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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction and Who Can It Help?

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction and Who Can It Help?

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What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Addiction and Who Can It Help? For someone who has mental health issues on top of a substance abuse disorder, dual diagnosis treatment is the answer. Here are the basics. Many times, people with mental illness to turn to drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication. Self-medicating is their attempt to gain some relief from their conditions. Many treatment centers focus on treating addiction. But, most treatment programs aren't capable of treating patients with a dual diagnosis. This can be especially frustrating for patients seeking dual diagnosis treatment. The 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that there are 7.9 million people with dual diagnosis conditions. If you're among the millions of Americans with a dual diagnosis, this post is for…
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The Link Between Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

The Link Between Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know

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The Link Between Alcohol and Anxiety: What You Need to Know Did you know that there's a strong link between problems with alcohol and anxiety disorders? Here's what you need to know about these two issues. Alcohol is a staple of American culture and business. People drink for many reasons, but the overarching idea is to have a good time and relax. With most things, though, alcohol has a dark side. One part of this side is the way the substance interacts with anxiety. Anxiety and alcohol have a complicated, comorbid relationship. There are situations where alcohol can provide relief from anxiety, so it isn't that it's impossible to drink responsibly if you have anxiety. That said, people should use caution when mixing alcohol and anxiety. We'll go into detail…
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Methadone Treatment for Heroin Addiction: Pros and Cons You Need to Consider

Methadone Treatment for Heroin Addiction: Pros and Cons You Need to Consider

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Methadone Treatment for Heroin Addiction: Pros and Cons to Consider Methadone treatment is a common strategy for dealing with heroin addiction, but it has its pros and cons. Here's what you need to know. As much damage as any illegal drug can do to your life, some seem to get a tighter grip on their victims than others. One that's particularly notorious is heroin. There are around 9.3 million people around the world today struggling with heroin addiction. Most of these people have tried to quit in the past but haven't been successful. The cravings and withdrawals are too much for many people to endure. One way some addiction treatment centers are helping is with methadone treatment. If you're considering methadone to treat your own addiction or a loved one's…
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Feeling Down? 10 Drug-Free Ways to Boost Endorphins

Feeling Down? 10 Drug-Free Ways to Boost Endorphins

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Feeling Down? 10 Drug-Free Ways to Boost Endorphins When you're living sober, you need to find other ways to enjoy your life and improve your mood. Try these great ways to boost endorphins. Committing to a sober lifestyle is hard, there's no doubt about that. Recovering from drug addiction is a life long journey. Some days will be a lot harder than others. One of the most difficult things about recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is finding things that can make you feel happier when you're having a down day. Other people (and the old you) may turn to drugs or alcohol as a crutch when feeling down. But there are much healthier ways to boost endorphins and feel happy, even on the more difficult days. Read on for…
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Jobs for Recovering Addicts: How to Get Your Career on Track After Rehab

Jobs for Recovering Addicts: How to Get Your Career on Track After Rehab

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Jobs for Recovering Addicts: How to Get Your Career on Track One of the most important ways to stay sober is to occupy your time and energy with a career. Here's how to find the best jobs for recovering addicts. Living with purpose is a cornerstone of the recovery process. That's why pursuing a career is one of the most beneficial steps a person can make. Careers not only develop purpose, but they also cultivate accountability, responsibility, management, communication, and more. In fact, the skills you learn in recovery overlap with the skills you gain from a rewarding career. Most importantly, you need a stable career that aligns with the goals of your long-term recovery plan. This means some jobs are more suited for people leaving recovery than others. Let's…
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Alcohol Addiction Quotes – Motivational Quotes

Alcohol Addiction Quotes – Motivational Quotes

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The lucky alcoholics who find their way into recovery will hear plenty of suggestions and certainly a plethora of pontificated advice. The programs of alcohol addiction are filled with slangy slogans and eye-catching acronyms. There are also a bunch of interesting quotes that while they may certainly confuse you, they'll get you to thinking. Here are a few quotes passed around between recovering alcoholics that you may find motivational in your own journey. It's the first drink that gets you drunk. This first quote has baffled many a newcomer staring at an alcohol addiction. Anyone with the slightest concept of biology or chemistry would immediately commence to emphatically debate the validity of this quote. How can the first drink, just one drink mind you, ever be the drink that gets…
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