Rehab & Recovery Denial: I Can Do It On My Own

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Rehab & Recovery Denial: I Can Do It On My Own Convincing someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol to go to rehab or to detox is often a very difficult and touchy situation. Even harder sometimes, is convincing someone to stick with rehab, detox, or recovery in a structured setting. Although there are lots of reasons why an individual will refuse to go to detox or rehab, or attempt to leave before they are ready, all of the reason are just a means to an end – which includes not recovering from addiction...

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Memory and Addiction

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Memory and Addiction A recent study was published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Washington State University researchers. They indicated that found a mechanism in the brain that enables memory in the process of drug addiction. This is important because the discovery opens a new area of research geared at discovering a therapy that could alter or stop this mechanism in addiction; making drug addiction less addictive. Turning off the tool that creates these powerful memories will hopefully lessen the impact and...

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Take Care of Yourself when Helping Others in Recovery

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Take Care of Yourself when Helping Others in Recovery Sometimes, when helping others in recovery, individuals forget about their own needs too much and suffer themselves. It is really important to take care of yourself when helping others in recovery. Supporting someone else takes vast amounts of time and emotional energy. Most of the time, financial pressure is involved as well. Often, those taking care of the individual in recovery let themselves fall to the bottom of the list of priorities. Thinking that you...

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Drug Rehab During the Holidays? 5 Reasons

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Drug Rehab During the Holidays? 5 Reasons There are many reasons why checking a loved one into a drug rehab facility is a good idea. However, research points to 5 reasons why admitting your loved one to a drug rehab facility during the holidays is the perfect time. Even though families often feel that being around loved ones for the holidays will help individuals struggling with addictions, in fact, the opposite is true. The holidays can be filled with financial and emotional weight, stress, and risks of overdose...

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ADHD and Video Game Addiction Connected

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ADHD and Video Game Addiction Connected A recent study found that individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are very likely to develop video game addiction due to using video games to escape from the effects of ADHD. The study, which was conducted at the University of Bergen in Norway, was published in the Journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, of the American Psychological Association. Each of the 20,000 participants in the study answered questions about their video game behaviors and...

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Links between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

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Links between Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse A recent study published by CASA (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse) has shown a strong link between substance abuse and eating disorders in women. Other studies show that at least half of women with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or drugs compared with only 9% of the general population (Columbia University, 2003). Further, both those with eating disorders and those struggling with substance abuse share risk factors and personality...

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