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What is Self Control in Addiction?

  Is there a way to exercise more self control when in addiction recovery? Are there strategies that an individual can implement to prevent them from relapsing? Yes, there are. There are ways to resist cravings and overcome negative thoughts, and remain in self control when going through a rough patch in recovery. How Belief […]

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Can I Have a Sober Summer and Still Have Fun?

Summer can be associated with drinking and letting loose. In reality, summer has nothing to do with drinking, any more than the holiday season does. It is possible to have fun in summer without getting drunk. However, it often seems like everywhere one goes in summer such as beaches, barbecues, picnics and parties, alcohol is […]

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Can You Get High on Heroin?

  Heroin can create extreme euphoria and a deep sense of well-being. The addictive properties and side effects are well documented. Learn more about whether heroin can get a person high and how it works. Psychoactive Ingredients Heroin is derived from morphine which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of certain […]

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Steps to Protect Emotional Health Against Family Dysfunction

  Growing up around alcoholism can create dysfunction in the way a person behaves and responds to the world. Coping it with in an emotionally healthy way is important to keeping safe boundaries. Learn some of the steps to protect emotional health. Emotional Health Emotional health is a way of doing things that helps individuals […]

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Importance of Family Support in Addiction Recovery

Learning to cope with addiction in the family can be a difficult thing. Taking one’s own journey to healing requires support and courage. Learn more about how to move through fear to take the step towards recovery. Moving Past Fear A powerful motivator, fear can motivate people often in the wrong direction, away from things […]

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The Challenges of Affluence in Recovery

Affluence as a barrier to recovery can be a multi-faceted issue. The term affluence refers to having an abundance of property, money or material goods. A person of affluence can still face several obstacles and barriers to seeking both treatment and recovery. Learn more about how this can become a barrier to recovery. Denial Denial […]

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The Neuroscience of Impulsivity and Addiction

Sensation-seeking and substance abuse have long been linked. It is unclear whether changes in individual’s neuroanatomy who use drugs are due to abuse, a new study looks at the possible links and ramifications. Looking at Impulsivity Impulsive behaviors are part of everyone’s character. Some people consistently act on a whim while others take time to […]

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Are Eating Disorders Related to Food Addiction?

Eating disorders can cause serious complications over time. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders are most commonly discussed when looking at people who struggle with food. Learn more about whether eating disorders are related to food addiction. Relation to Addiction Eating disorders are related in some ways to addiction. Some of the causes […]

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Is My Teen Playing Too Many Video Games?

Teens who have challenges limiting video game or screen time may struggle with impulse control disorders such as compulsive gambling, sex or shopping. Researchers spend time looking into what scientifically defines problematic gaming and came up with some general criteria to follow. Learn the signs of addiction and how to identify them in a teen. […]

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Pornography Addiction and the Brain

Research has been conducted about how pornography affects the brain. More than ten years ago, porn was deemed an ‘erototoxin,’ the theory being that the brain itself may be damaged while watching porn. Speculation ensued that future brain studies may reveal a surge of neurochemicals and hormones were released when someone watches porn and has […]

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