Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction Video

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This video helps show how important human connection and how that relates to addiction. We highly recommend watching this.

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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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Addiction Recovery Success Story of Chris – Video

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Chris’s story is so powerful. Watch this video and hear his story. Turning Point Center saved him from a life of addiction.  

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What Are Bath Salts

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What are bath salts? Many have heard that bath salts can be addictive and used like drugs. Most of us don’t really understand how. Bath salts are synthetic cathinones — synthetic drugs chemically related to cathinone, a stimulant found in the khat plant. Khat is a shrub grown in East Africa and southern Arabia, and people sometimes chew its leaves for their mild stimulant effects. However, when variants of cathinones are synthetic, the effects can be much stronger and more dangerous. Bath salts are...

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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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Men and Body Image: Steroid Abuse

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Men and Body Image: Steroid Abuse New research by both the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Harvard Medical School indicates that many young, non-athlete men are using androgenic-anabolic steroids (AAS) and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs. Androgenic-anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of testosterone, the male sex hormone. Many believe that they can avoid unwanted side effects of steroid abuse by taking them in various ways (such as combining steroids, stopping and restarting...

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