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What the Vietnam War Teaches Us About Addiction

By Tess Chedsey No content available.

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 No content available.

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

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.

Because they are able to drink as much or as little as they want without consequence or issues with stopping, there are many th... Continue Reading

How Dopamine Affects the Addictive Brain

By Tess Chedsey No content available.

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

Anger and Addiction: A Deadly Combination

By Patrick Biegler No content available.

Typically, we are inclined to see anger as immediate and ourselves as out of control. An alternative view is to see anger as en... Continue Reading

The Myth That Addicts Have No Control

By Tess Chedsey No content available.

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 No content available.

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

5 Practical Ways to Deal with Temptations

By Colleen Marlett No content available.

There is no blueprint for recovery, but here's a little something to help guide you. Continue Reading

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Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction

By Lisa OBrien No content available.

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 No content available.

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 No content available.

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

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

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4 Drugs That Destroy the Libido

By Elizabeth Seward No content available.

A person’s sex drive is a mysterious thing. To keep the engine going, avoid the following prescription meds. Continue Reading

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3 Areas to Address When Treating Transgender Patients

By Rudolph Hatfield No content available.

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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