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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…

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When Your Kids are Struggling with Drugs

It’s hard enough to deal with a family member’s addiction when that person is an adult. When the person is younger, it can feel unbearable—especially if you are that person’s parent. The truth is that kids are exposed to drugs and alcohol at much younger ages than we were. Worse, the drugs that they are…

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Nicocigs Advertisement Banned by ASA

by Jenny Richards Since 2003, the general advertisement of cigarettes has been banned and now electronic cigarettes seem to be suffering the same fate with the recent announcement that e-cigarette brand ‘Nicocigs’ must change and adjust their advertisement accordingly. According to news.uk.msn, the advertisement produced by Nicocigs, which was headlined with the phrase ‘kicks butts’…