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Quitting Cold Turkey: When It Can Be Harmful

by Maurine Anderson Quitting cold turkey—for many who are looking to remove certain habits from their lives, this is the go-to method for eliminating those habits. Some will tell you that they have had great success with quitting their bad habits cold turkey, while others will tell you that quitting cold turkey is highly ineffective…

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Addiction: Not Just a Problem for Young People

by Sara Stringer When we think of addiction, we typically view it as a young person’s problem. And while it’s true that addiction is common in teens and young adults, this disease affects older individuals in staggering numbers. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, substance abuse among the elderly is one of…

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Medications Used for Detox and Recovery

by Sara Stringer One of the prevailing myths about substance recovery and detox is that the process is completely drug-free. That people go into a rehab center, and that the staff takes away everything that could be potentially addictive, including cigarettes and even candy. From that point on, the patient spends the rest of his…

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Transitioning Advice: Reclaiming Your Life after Drug Rehab

by Sara Stringer One might assume that after completing a drug rehab treatment program, that the problem of addiction is no longer a concern. However, what must be understood is that the road to recovery is often a lifelong process. Learning to stay sober after treatment while transitioning back into the “real world” takes determination, patience,…

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Addiction Recovery: Staying Sober after Treatment

by Sara Stringer Addiction is a serious disease that is associated with life-threatening complications. And, because of the dangers of prolonged substance abuse and addiction, seeking treatment is essential to physical health, psychological well-being and overall quality of life. However, rehabilitation isn’t always easy. For example, many individuals suffering from addiction have a hard time staying…