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How Adderall Abuse Can Lead to Psychosis

By Nicole Arzt

Research continues to indicate a relationship between Adderall misuse and psychosis. Continue Reading

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How Sleeping Aids Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By Nicole Arzt

While these medications can provide some immediate relief, they can also lead to long-term substance abuse. Continue Reading

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What the Vietnam War Teaches Us About Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Compared to any preceding war, substance use among troops in Vietnam saw the highest psychoactive drug use in the military. Continue Reading

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Is the Addict Still the Same Person?

By Elizabeth Seward

When your loved one’s relationships at home, work, school and elsewhere suffer on account of their addiction, it’s not uncommon... Continue Reading

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10 Things a Normie Doesn’t Understand About Addiction

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Addiction is more complex than non-addicts could ever imagine. Continue Reading

How Dopamine Affects the Addictive Brain

By Tess Chedsey

Dopamine, the brain's pleasure center, plays an important dual role in the development of addictive behavior. Continue Reading

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Anger and Addiction: A Deadly Combination

By Patrick Biegler

Anger is not a comfortable emotion to experience, and recognizing when it occurs is crucial for every recovering addict. Continue Reading

The Myth That Addicts Have No Control

By Tess Chedsey

There are reasons why some don't choose to control their impulses. Understanding those reasons could go a long way toward recov... Continue Reading

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Benadryl: A Potentially Deadly “Legal” High

By Jennifer Wezensky

Benadryl, an antihistamine typically used to relieve allergy symptoms, is a commonly abused medication that can be purchased at... Continue Reading

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Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

Healthcare professionals treat Fibromyalgia symptoms with prescribed medications that are most often painkillers of some kind. Continue Reading

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Cross-Tolerance: A Real Issue and How to Prevent It

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

It may be necessary for a patient who is in recovery to share with his or her doctor the potential for cross-tolerance before m... Continue Reading

6 Alternatives to Try Before Opioids for Chronic Pain

By Audrey Beim

For those who are suffering from chronic pain and are trying to stay away from opioids as much as possible, here are 6 non-pres... Continue Reading

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Digital Drugs: Can Binaural Beats Really Get You High?

By Audrey Beim

A new and disturbing form of addiction has hit the landscape bearing potential for serious consequences. Continue Reading

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3 Sobering Truths About Chemical Dependency

Chemical Dependency is a disease that has three defining characteristics. Continue Reading

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3 Areas to Address When Treating Transgender Patients

By Rudolph Hatfield

Research suggests that these issues also need to be dealt with in order to fully help a transgender patient recover from substa... Continue Reading

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