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Is Sobriety Worth It?

When one says they are getting sober, they typically mean they are giving up alcohol or substance use. However, sobriety is much more than that. It is a lifestyle change that requires commitment and dedication. To maintain sobriety, one must be willing to work hard and make sacrifices. It is not an easy task, but …

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Drug Rehab Activities

A residential rehab should feel like a home away from home, with plenty of activities and socializing to help keep patients engaged in their treatment. Such activities should provide patients with tactile and positive experiences to help them feel good about themselves and their treatment progress.When patients feel good about themselves, they are more likely …

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BAC Level For Blackout

Blacking out should not be considered a normal aspect of drinking. Blacking out from drinking is a sign that you are drinking too much and putting your health at risk.Blackouts, or alcohol-induced amnesia, are often caused by binge drinking or drinking to extreme intoxication. Blackouts can be dangerous because you may not remember how much …

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How Does Virtual Recovery Work?

Individuals struggling with addiction have various options for maintaining sobriety after completing an addiction treatment program. In the past, this often meant attending in-person meetings. However, many in recovery are now turning to virtual treatment programs thanks to technological advances. This new paradigm in addiction treatment offers those in recovery a much easier way to …

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What Are the Emotional Effects of Alcohol?

People drink for different reasons: relaxation, recreation, self-medication, etc. The reason why a person may continue drinking is because of the emotional effects of alcohol on the brain. Alcohol can often induce momentary feelings of pleasure or happiness. The occasional user may drink a bit to wind down with friends after a stressful day.However, the …

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How Addictive is Alcohol?

According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly 15 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. In addition, over 85,000 people die from alcohol each year. A CNN report revealed that alcohol is one of the most addictive substances in the world, alongside heroin, cocaine, nicotine, and barbiturates.But how …

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How Do I Know If I’m a Drug Addict

It can be difficult to know if you are a drug addict. Many people deny that they have a problem, even when their drug use is causing them serious harm. If you are worried that you may be addicted to drugs, getting help as soon as possible is essential. There are many signs that can …

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Debunking Common Myths About Drugs

Drug use is often glamorized in movies and TV shows, tied to cultural norms, and accepted in many segments of society. As such, it is easy to see why people believe myths about drugs instead of finding out the facts. Peer pressure and clever marketing often influence a person’s views about drugs, thus leading them …

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Why Loving an Addict Can Be Dangerous

It’s no secret that loving an addict can be dangerous. In fact, it may be one of the most dangerous things you can do. But why is it so dangerous? And what can you do to protect yourself and your loved one? More importantly, what if they need a substance abuse treatment program?The first thing you …

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