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Is Addiction a Disease?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on May 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Is addiction a disease? The question may often arise for those dealing with a substance problem, or for those who have a relationship with an addict. The prevailing wisdom of current medical science is that yes, disease is a complex disease of the brain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is classified as a chronic and relapsing brain disease in which drug use becomes an involuntary habit despite all negative consequences that may ensue.

 

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6 Signs That You Are Enabling An Addict

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Apr 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Are you a parent of a son or daughter addicted to opiates-you may be enabling an addict and not even know. Or, perhaps you’re the spouse of someone who’s begun to spiral downhill on a path to nowhere due to frequent binge drinking that borders on a full-blown addiction. No Matter who you are, addiction always hits close to home.

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What Addiction Will Be Like In 100 Years

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Mar 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The world (including addiction) is always changing. There have been incredible fluctuations in various aspects including communication, transportation, and technology. There have been multiple drastic changes in the substance landscape with high chances of additional changes in the future.

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Top 10 Benefits of Inpatient Treatment For Addiction

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Want to know what’s so great about rehab and what to expect during  inpatient treatment? The advantages of sobering up in a safe, professional and caring environment are substantial. Read the top 10 benefits of  for addiction to find out now!

 

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Failure-To-Launch: Treatment Options For Addiction & Other Causes

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You’ve been the source of endless encouragement, unyielding support and “the rock” for your loved one who seems to depend on you for everything-potentially even beating their addiction. Is there a grown adult in your life who leans on you to manage basic, everyday tasks that he or she should be handling independently? Are you always bombarded with requests for money and wondering why your loved one has so much trouble holding down a job or being on time?

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The Worst Addiction Advice We Have Ever Heard

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It’s a good thing to get help for alcohol or drug addiction from a rehab center; it is also good to read addiction advice. The gesture symbolizes that you’re willing to get your life back on track and to gain control of your mind, body and spirit. Going through rehab is a gruesome experience so you need all the support you can get from family and friends.

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The Voice Within - How to Beat Addiction

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 How to beat addiction can be one of the most difficult tasks a person can overcome. Know that an addiction and detox hurts the body, people can die from withdrawal symptoms!

 It’s important to create daily, monthly, and yearly goals to track you success. Before deciding to detox your body from drugs, get rid of all the temptations around you. Have a relapse plan! On the recovery radio podcast, Michael Walsh discuss having a plan in case you relapse from drugs.

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Understanding the Stages of Denial To Support A Loved One 

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To be in denial is often blatantly obvious to loved ones or friends of an addict, but can also be not so clear to the person addicted to drugs or alcohol. There are three stages of denial, and it’s important to know what they are so that you can help your loved one acknowledge that a problem exists, take the first step to overcoming addiction, and stay motivated to a sober lifestyle long-term.

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15 Inspirational Quotes for Those Struggling with Addiction

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

Sometimes all we need is a little push in the right direction. We are lucky enough to have fifteen inspirational quotes that can help those struggling with addiction. Addiction is a tough and grueling process, but by supplementing with things like quotes for support, we can beat the culprit, whether it is drugs or alcohol.

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From the Mouth of a Psych Nurse-Not All Centers Are The Same

Posted by Heather Valsan on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

 

 

Have you ever seen something terrifying happen, but out of fear felt paralyzed, stuck, and unable to do anything about it?

For me, the answer is yes, and more than once. You see, in addition to being a writer, I’m also a Registered Nurse for an addiction treatment center. While that might not seem particulary scary, my experience is in Psychiatry, and professionals in this speciality understand that there is always a measure of risk and uncertainty.

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