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How to Raise Your Dopamine Levels WITHOUT Drugs

July 19, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Understanding how to raise your dopamine levels helps to treat depression, one of the core contributors to addiction. Controlling the release of dopamine is and making those dopamine receptors happy is important to maintain a healthy balance in one'...
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Seven Things Recovering Addicts Want You to Know

July 17, 2018
Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
What Recovering Addicts Want You To Know Recovering addicts are often looked upon with consternation, largely due to misconceptions or generalization. If you ever had the opportunity to sit and talk with someone in this position, here is what recove...
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Recovery and Dating: What You Need to Know

July 12, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships
Dating Someone In Recovery Dating isn't easy at any stage of life. Dating during recovery brings with it a set of challenges on both sides of the relationship. Imagine this scenario: you've been dating for awhile when one day, you find someone wh...
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Millennials, Marijuana and Brain Damage

July 10, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Many years ago, in the 1930s cult classic Reefer Madness, marijuana users were portrayed as violent hooligans.  More recent (and more scientific) examination of marijuana and brain damage suggests that for young people, there are concerns. Stud...
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What Are the Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders With Substance Abuse?

July 5, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Some of the most common co-occurring disorders found in chemically dependent people include mood and anxiety disorders. An even higher percentage of people with severe mental illness also have co-occurring disorders that are substance abuse related. ...
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Recognizing The Risk Factors For Addiction

July 3, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sobriety
It's been said that most people are predisposed to certain traits or activities. Some people might have bouts with depression, some might have anger issues or some people might be temperamental. Others may have difficulty with anxiety. Still others m...
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Methadone vs Suboxone vs Vivirol: Which is Right for You?

June 30, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Generally speaking, there are currently three types of medications that are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved to combat opioid addiction: Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol. These medications come in different forms: pills, dissolvable films a...
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Six Ways to be Supportive of a Significant Other Who is in Recovery

June 26, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
To support an addict in recovery means that friends, loved ones and family members must come together and develop a plan. Most important to the success is the attitude and support of an addict's spouse or significant other. The recovery can be a l...
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How to Say Goodbye to Toxic Friends While in Recovery

June 24, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Sobriety
The challenges of maintaining sobriety are hard enough without the burden of a toxic friends. Anything that reminds you of your past is a potential relapse trigger. Having toxic friends in your circle exposes you to powerful of relapse triggers. R...
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