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The 3 Gateways to Drug Addiction

It is very rare that a person tries heroin or cocaine as the first experience with drugs. Instead, most people who do try drugs have already been using a “gateway drug” for some time leading up to that point. A … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Life Taken Too Soon Because of Addiction

On Saturday the 1st of February, America went to bed looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday the next day, but on the 2nd the nation awoke to the tragic news that one of its favorite actors had been found dead … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs

According to a 2011 report by CNN Health, there are 22 million Americans who are addicted to illegal drugs in the United States and all around the world. Addictions vary from gambling, food, and sex, but probably the one which … Continue reading

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How Children are Affected by Drug Addicted Parents

With over 30 million Americans currently struggling with substance abuse or alcoholism, it is shocking to remember the byproduct and repercussions of such a deadly epidemic. Economically, at a state and federal level, the price of addiction manifests through lost … Continue reading

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How to Judge the Most Dangerous Addiction

Every addiction is different, every person addicted to drugs is different. How can one addiction be compared to another to determine which one is the most dangerous addiction? The list of potential addictive substances is long. There’s cocaine, crack cocaine, … Continue reading

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Recovery From Addiction Does Not Have to Be Infinite

There are some addiction rehab programs that require a commitment of years. When a person uses support groups for recovery, it may be necessary for that person to commit to years of frequent meetings. A therapeutic community may require years … Continue reading

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Brandon’s Pain Relievers Lead to Addiction

As a teen, Brandon was a BMX rider — bicycle motocross or stunt riding — and that led to him tearing ligaments in his knee. The injury resulted in his being prescribed opiate pain medication and that started him on … Continue reading

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Kate’s Way Out of Drug Addiction

Kate was young, attractive and almost elfin. She had a pleasant briskness to her movements and spoke quickly and clearly. She was once again studying marketing and graphic arts after a lapse of several years since her last days in … Continue reading

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What to do When Someone You Love Needs Drug Rehab

There’s no way of telling who is going to need addiction treatment. When a child is growing up or in his or her teens, there’s no definite sign of who will be an addict or who will not. Addiction claims … Continue reading

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More on – Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

If you are researching or studying the subject of addiction, you will come across many statements that addiction is a disease. Many professionals and government agencies present this statement in the guise of a proven theory. The idea can be … Continue reading

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