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Most Addictive Drugs

More than 21 million Americans battle some type of drug addiction. While there is an endless array of prescription and illicit drugs – more popping up every day – some drugs have a more powerful effect than others. Let’s take a closer look at the most addictive drugs out there and where to find a prescription…

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Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning can produce side effects that are harmful and even deadly. If you drink large amounts of alcohol in a single sitting, then you may experience multiple immediate symptoms of alcohol poisoning. For instance, you may not be able to breathe, or you could end up in a coma. Your body temperature and heart…

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine or coke is a stimulant derived from the coca leaves. This recreational drug is commonly snorted, inhaled or dissolved and injected into the veins. Cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the world, second only to marijuana. Due to its addictive nature, it is important to recognize the signs of cocaine addiction…

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The Benefits of Animal Therapy

Interacting with animals comes with several benefits for humans. Studies have demonstrated that animals reduce the body’s stress response, leading to reduced blood pressure and anxiety. Conventional therapy combined with an animal assisted therapy program, is very effective in substance abuse treatment. The animal therapy benefits include improving mindfulness, greater self-confidence and a stronger bond between…

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Celebrating a Sober Fourth of July

July 4th is the day we commemorate the Declaration of Independence. It is a day of parades, fireworks, and bar-b-ques. For many people, it is also a struggle to remain sober from drug or alcohol abuse. In this article, we will talk about effective ways to celebrate a sober fourth of July. The Stress of…

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Characteristics of Reliable Drug Rehab Centers in NC

Tackling drug dependency requires professional support, but finding a reliable and reputable drug rehab program can be challenging. While there are plenty of programs out there, narrowing down the options might be overwhelming. Not all rehab centers are equal, and the strategies and results can vary wildly. Keep in mind these characteristics of the best…

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The Connection Between Women and Addiction

Both men and women have an equal degree of risk for developing substance abuse or addiction. However, there may be very different reasons behind the development of these problems between the two genders. The information below touches on the connection between women and addiction. Facts About Women and Addiction While women are just as likely…

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Ever Heard of Intuitive Eating?

We are born as natural intuitive eaters. As babies we cry, eat, and then we’re done until we feel hungry again. As we grow up we are innately able to balance our intake. However, when rules and restrictions are set around food we lose that intuitive ability. We learn to clean our plates. We learn…

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Women in Recovery: Tips for Success

Women and men experience addiction at nearly equal rates. But did you know women in recovery experience their own set of unique challenges? Women and Addiction Women often begin using addictive substances for very different reasons than men. As a result, their treatment solutions should aim to address the unique factors that led to the…