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Am I a Codependent? 5 Ways Living With an Addict Has Made YOUR Life Unmanageable

Maintaining an intimate relationship can be hard enough without the added chaos that addiction brings. Addiction, by its very nature, breeds chaos, confusion and emotional unrest. Likewise, someone who’s living with an addict stands to experience a similar version of this addiction lifestyle. Under these conditions, it’s not uncommon to fall into patterns of codependency ….

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Popular 12 Step Programs Used in Drug Rehab

Although most drug rehabs use a general 12 step program for all abused substances, there are a few that use specific programs for treating specific addictions. If you are looking for a drug rehab, you will want a 12 step program that fits your addiction needs. Look through the following list and give some real ….

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How to Beat the Post Holiday Blues without Turning to Alcohol

The post holiday blues are a very real thing. The letdown after the holidays can cause depression, anxiety, and stress. All of these are triggers for turning to alcohol. In fact according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, these stressors are the reason most people relapse into alcohol and drug use. Fortunately, there are ….

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8 Things You Don’t Want to Hear About Addiction but Must Face Head On

Addiction isn’t an easy disease to cope with. It undermines all areas—personal, familial, public, financial, and professional—of a person’s life. At times, it may seem that facing another negative consequence of addiction is more than you can bear, but accepting the facts may actually be a great way to enable you to fight back. There ….

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4 Myths About The Elderly And Substance Abuse

When someone tries to picture what a person with substance abuse looks like, most think of someone who is young, possibly even a teenager. Rarely do people think that the elderly would be associated with substance abuse, but it can be quite common. The NCBI states that substance abuse is becoming more and more prevalent ….

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How Meditation and 12 Step Programs fit Together

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 12 Step or community based programs are often one of many valuable treatment methods for alcohol and drug addiction. An important part of any addiction treatment is being able to focus on addiction treatment. An excellent way to focus is through meditation and meditative techniques. Combing treatments ….

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12 Steps or Standard Treatment: What’s the Difference?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are many different forms of treatment. Since each addiction is different, various forms of treatment are necessary. Each person has his or her own needs and desires. What works for one person might not work for another. Two of the most popular types of treatment are ….

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