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Reasons Willpower Is Not Enough to Overcome Addiction +

Reasons Willpower Is Not Enough to Overcome Addiction

Wе аrе ѕurе уоu hаvе hеаrd реорlе ѕроut оut thе аdvісе thаt ‘аll уоu nееd іѕ wіllроwеr’ tо overcome addiction. Thіѕ аdvісе іѕ uttеrlу іnсоrrесt. Aftеr аll, addiction іѕ а dіѕеаѕе, not а сhоісе. Onе саnnоt ‘wіll’ аwау thе dіѕеаѕе оf addiction іn thе ѕаmе wау оnе саnnоt ‘wіll’ аwау оthеr dіѕеаѕеѕ ѕuсh аѕ саnсеr

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Common Myths About Addiction +

Common Myths About Addiction

Unfortunately, there are countless misconceptions about both addicts and how addiction works. Here are a few misconceptions and the truths that lie behind them:   Myth: Addiction is a Choice Ignorant people love to argue about this and will do so until they’re blue in the face. They’ll say that it was originally the now-addict’s

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College Culture and Substance Abuse +

College Culture and Substance Abuse

How College Culture is Encouraging Substance Abuse College is a new starting point in a lot of young people’s lives. It is a time when teenagers transition into adults, and they finally get a taste of what it is like to live away from their parents. This new found independence, brought about by college life,

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Addiction Awareness: The Most Commonly Abused Drugs +

Addiction Awareness: The Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Addiction Awareness: The Most Commonly Abused Drugs Substance abuse and addiction are multifarious issues with challenges that are made more difficult to combat because of the prevalence and availability of drugs and alcohol. With the onset of alcohol and drug abuse occurring at startlingly earlier ages, addiction touches more than two-thirds of American homes. In

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Behavioral Changes in a Drug Addict +

Behavioral Changes in a Drug Addict

Behavior Changes in a Drug Addict Before a person starts using drugs, they will typically exhibit behavioral patterns that most people would consider normal. This normality will be established over many years of getting to know that person and what they are like. This is especially the case if the person who becomes a drug

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How to do Drug and Alcohol Intervention +

How to do Drug and Alcohol Intervention

Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction is hard on friends and family members. Unfortunately, people who are stuck in the cycle of addiction do not always realize that they are causing others to feel pain. An intervention provides a person’s loved ones with an opportunity to voice their concern and share their painful experiences in the hope that it helps to stimulate a desire to seek treatment.

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Addiction is the psychological and physical need of an individual to continue using a drug or substance that has been shown to be harmful or dangerous.  It can cause an individual to compulsively seek the drugs they are using regardless of the harmful and sometimes fatal results that using them may have. Addiction is also characterized by the inability to stop using the substance on one’s own. It can change the way the brain operates, disrupting the normal hierarchy of desires and/or needs. What must be remembered is that addiction is a chronic disease that will last a person’s whole lifetime. Many times, a person will go into recovery, only to be threatened with multiple relapses down the road. Despite the fact that addiction is primarily a chronic illness, the hopeful news is that the condition can now be treated and managed. Rehabilitation that consists of medication and behavioral therapy is considered to be the most promising form of recovery.