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The Importance of Beating the Relapse Statistics

The relapse statistics for drug and alcohol rehab after a period of recovery shows that around 50 to 90% of people will relapse and carry on with their addiction.  Researchers have revealed that addicts that are not adequately supported during…
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The Addictive Personality - A Life Long Recovery

The addictive personality boils down to the process of buying into empty and false promises, the false promise of emotional security and the promise of relief, the sense of fulfilment and the false sense of feeling on top of the world. An addictive…
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Family Members Understand the Addiction Disease

Long term drug and alcoholic abuse causes physical damage such as neurological damage, mental health problems, liver disease, anxiety and depression as well as certain cancers. A family that has a member that is a substance abuser needs coping…

Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs including marijuana, cocaine and heroine.  The results have been unexpected and staggering with a drastic decrease in drug usage and drug related diseases over a decade later. Click here to read the…
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Family Member's Within the Addiction System

When it comes to the addiction system, the consequences, impact and incidence of addiction problems are well known, however what is less appreciated and known is the invisible and important role that family members play within the addiction…
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Russell Brand's 'My life without drugs' and Give it up for Comic Relief

A must read article by Russell Brand, 10 years sober from drugs and alcohol.  He paints a very real picture of addiction and how it affects the addict and families and loved ones of addicts. As he puts it, as you read this you either identify…

Substance Abuse - Replacing One Addiction with Another

Substance abuse patterns will often temporarily, or permanently substitute other substances for their primary addictive drug. Such addicts and recovering addicts will always have a number of excuses for their actions and may in some instances…

Recreational Drugs: New Threats You Should Know About

One may think when faced with the consequences of drugs, this is just scare tactics and that it won’t happen to them. If you believe that using recreational drugs or other won’t affect your health, school performance, family, social relationships…
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The Causes of Sex Addiction?

It is still poorly understood why some people and not others develop a sex addiction. Researchers have stated that it may be due to brain changes and other biochemical abnormalities which increase the risk. Some people have been treated effectively…