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drug addiction signs

30 Early Signs Your Loved One is Struggling with Drug Addiction

You have probably been wondering for a while, but until you hear them admit it, you can’t tell for sure. Recognizing the early signs of drug addiction can save many lives. However, knowing if someone has an addiction problem is not […]

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Antidepressant Medication: Types, Function, Addiction, and Side Effects

In most cases, when adults suffer from serious, persistent depression, they are given antidepressants as a first form of treatment. Antidepressants are a type of medication designed to treat clinical depression and prevent it recurring. They’re also used to assist with various […]

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heroin addiction

Understanding Heroin Addiction – Signs, Symptoms and Effects

Heroin is an opioid drug extracted from the Asian opium poppy flower, is highly addictive, highly dangerous, and illegal. First, the substance is derived from the opium plant, refined to morphine, and modified to heroin.
According to National Institute on Drug […]

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alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol Withdrawal – Symptoms, Stages, Treatment and Prevention

What is Alcohol Withdrawal?
When you stop drinking for a while, your body experiences certain symptoms. The process happens if you’ve been drinking every single day within the last few months or years, and you suddenly stop or lower your drinking. Now, […]

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12 Step Program: History and Process

The 12-step program is a set of tools for spiritual growth that has saved millions of individuals worldwide. Adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, there are many 12-step programs for a wide range of addictions and compulsive behaviors […]

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alcohol abuse

Alcohol Abuse vs Alcoholism – The Key Differences

Many people don’t know there is a difference between alcoholism and alcohol abuse. And one may question, does it matter?
 
When a loved one has a ‘drinking problem’ we try to convince them to seek help. It is crucial to ask […]

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Opiate and Opioid Addiction Overview

Statistics show that between 26, 4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide. In the United States, opiate an opioid addiction has become a national epidemic. These drugs are easy to get hold of, are readily prescribed, and very […]

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