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Is Addiction a “Moral Failing?”

Across the broad field of addiction recovery, there are many opinions about what addiction really is. Does it really make much difference which definition is correct? It does. Different forms of treatment are based on these differing concepts and definitions … Continue reading

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Does Your Drug Rehab Program Focus on Life Skills?

There are all kinds of drug rehab programs in the world. Some have widespread popularity and others are isolated to just a few rehab centers. Like wilderness programs. You can find this type of rehab program with fair ease, but … Continue reading

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Newborn Babies – Some of Our Youngest Addicts

These are children who never reached out for a joint, a needle or a crack pipe. Their drugs came from a different source – their mothers’ blood, carried through the placenta and umbilical cord to the tiny, growing body. But … Continue reading

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What Are The Best Methods for Choosing A Drug Rehab

Choosing a drug rehab program for yourself or for a loved one can be an excruciating decision. Upon this decision may rest the success or failure of the attempt to get clean and sober, and it’s not a decision that … Continue reading

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5 Steps For Choosing a Drug Rehab

Choosing a drug rehab center isn’t like choosing a destination for your next vacation. It’s not the kind of thing where you can afford to take your chances and know that you’ll have another shot at it if your first … Continue reading

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America Finally Discovers One In Eight US Teens Misuses Pain Drugs

A new analysis of surveys done between 2007 and 2009 among American teens shows that one in eight US teens misuses pain drugs. This survey shows also that the age at which teens started abusing these drugs was younger than … Continue reading

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The Emotional Highs and Lows of Cocaine Abuse

There are specific and understandable reasons that drive people to abuse cocaine over and over again. These have to do with the short term effects the user considers desirable. Cocaine use produces a fast euphoria accompanied by a sense of … Continue reading

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Alternative Rehab for Addiction

When families help an addicted loved one through rehab after rehab with no success, very often they begin to look for a different solution. The traditional rehabs of 28 or 30 days do not give most people time to rebuild … 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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