Day: August 1, 2018

Addiction
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Tips to Quit Smoking

Most smokers understand that smoking isn’t healthy for them and those around them and they want to quit, but quitting isn’t easy. It is especially difficult if you have been smoking for years and are addicted to nicotine. Beating a substance use disorder requires dedication and perseverance and while some days may be tougher than […]

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5 Widespread Myths About Marijuana

Marijuana has been the most popular illicit drug in the United States for decades. There are a lot of debates about the safety, science, and legalization of marijuana, but these debates often include both truths and misconceptions as well. There are a lot of misconceptions about marijuana and sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate between the […]

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What Can Happen If You Smoke Too Much Marijuana

While many people assume that smoking marijuana is risk-free, that isn’t really the case. One unwanted side effect is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). CHS causes vomiting and pain in heavy marijuana users and there are an estimated 2.7 million Americans who suffer from it. It used to be a rare condition, but because of the […]

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The Serious Health Risks That Arise from Drug or Alcohol Addiction

It can be hard to identify the point where recreational drug or alcohol use crosses over into addiction, even for professional counselors and doctors. But it isn’t hard to recognize the damage that these substances can cause to a person, a family, or a community. Drug Addiction There is no one exact cause of drug […]

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Is Your Job Pushing You to Addiction?

According to data published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2015, there are some industries where alcohol or drug use are more prevalent that in others. While not necessarily a surprise, it’s interesting to see which people are more likely to develop a substance abuse problem and understand why. Looking […]

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How to Recognize If a Loved One Is Affected by Addiction

Addiction is pervasive, influencing all areas of one’s life. While those suffering from addiction may often try to hide it, there are certain signs that friends and family can watch for that may indicate an addiction. Here are 10 signs that your loved one may be suffering from a substance abuse issue and that it’s […]

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