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How to Overcome Addiction

How to Overcome Addiction

When people think of the word “addiction,” they probably envision an alcohol or substance abuse problem. In ...
The Detox Timeline for Heroin

The Detox Timeline for Heroin

The duration, intensity, and resolution of heroin withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person, and are usually ...
Why Do the 12 Steps Work So Well for Treating Addiction?

Why Do the 12 Steps Work So Well for Treating Addiction?

An extremely common method to treating addiction, 12 step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous work as a defined ...
Can Someone Develop a Tolerance to Meth?

Can Someone Develop a Tolerance to Meth?

In short, yes, it is possible to build up a tolerance to meth. A tolerance is not synonymous with addiction, ...
Treating an Addiction to Stimulants

Treating an Addiction to Stimulants

Whether it's an illicit substance or a prescription medication—stimulants can boost alertness and cognitive ...
Finding a Family Drug Intervention Specialist

Finding a Family Drug Intervention Specialist

Addiction causes problems not only for the addicts themselves, but for their entire family and group of loved ones.
What is Rapid Opiate Detox and How Does it Work?

What is Rapid Opiate Detox and How Does it Work?

Rapid Opiate Detoxification is a process by which opiate receptor antagonists are used to cleanse opiate receptors ...
Growing Up Around Addiction

Growing Up Around Addiction

Children who are raised in an environment where one or both parents are alcoholics may be three to four more times ...
10 Ways to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse

10 Ways to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse

Protective factors have been outlined by experts which are designed to teach parents how to promote positive ...
Teens from Wealthy Families Prone to Substance Abuse

Teens from Wealthy Families Prone to Substance Abuse

Shame and stigma can follow teens with addiction and substance use disorder. A teen may not be ready to admit how ...
Coping with Cocaine Withdrawal

Coping with Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine produces a euphoric sense of joy along with an intense high caused by a release of dopamine in the brain. ...
Enabling is Not Helping the Addict in Your Life

Enabling is Not Helping the Addict in Your Life

The difference between helping and enabling is significant in that enabling can harm a person with addiction more ...
How to Overcome Addiction

How to Overcome Addiction

When people think of the word “addiction,” they probably envision an alcohol or substance abuse problem. In ...
The Detox Timeline for Heroin

The Detox Timeline for Heroin

The duration, intensity, and resolution of heroin withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person, and are usually ...
Why Do the 12 Steps Work So Well for Treating Addiction?

Why Do the 12 Steps Work So Well for Treating Addiction?

An extremely common method to treating addiction, 12 step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous work as a defined ...
Can Someone Develop a Tolerance to Meth?

Can Someone Develop a Tolerance to Meth?

In short, yes, it is possible to build up a tolerance to meth. A tolerance is not synonymous with addiction, ...
Treating an Addiction to Stimulants

Treating an Addiction to Stimulants

Whether it's an illicit substance or a prescription medication—stimulants can boost alertness and cognitive ...
Finding a Family Drug Intervention Specialist

Finding a Family Drug Intervention Specialist

Addiction causes problems not only for the addicts themselves, but for their entire family and group of loved ones.
What is Rapid Opiate Detox and How Does it Work?

What is Rapid Opiate Detox and How Does it Work?

Rapid Opiate Detoxification is a process by which opiate receptor antagonists are used to cleanse opiate receptors ...
Growing Up Around Addiction

Growing Up Around Addiction

Children who are raised in an environment where one or both parents are alcoholics may be three to four more times ...
10 Ways to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse

10 Ways to Reduce Teen Drug Abuse

Protective factors have been outlined by experts which are designed to teach parents how to promote positive ...
Teens from Wealthy Families Prone to Substance Abuse

Teens from Wealthy Families Prone to Substance Abuse

Shame and stigma can follow teens with addiction and substance use disorder. A teen may not be ready to admit how ...
Coping with Cocaine Withdrawal

Coping with Cocaine Withdrawal

Cocaine produces a euphoric sense of joy along with an intense high caused by a release of dopamine in the brain. ...
Enabling is Not Helping the Addict in Your Life

Enabling is Not Helping the Addict in Your Life

The difference between helping and enabling is significant in that enabling can harm a person with addiction more ...

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