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What is an Addiction Problem?

What is a Drug Addiction Problem?

What is Addiction? Both the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association consider addiction to be a disease. Also referred to as severe substance use disorder, addiction is a brain disease exhibited by compulsive use of substances or behaviors. Individuals …

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What is Percodan?

What is Percodan?

Overview of Percodan The Food and Drug Administration classifies Percodan is a Schedule II Controlled Substance. This means that while the drug has an accepted medical use, a high potential for abuse also exists. Percodan is only available by prescription …

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Finding Addiction Treatment

Do You have a Substance Abuse Problem? This is a question only you can answer, however input from a medical professional or licensed drug and alcohol counselor can prove to be invaluable. Also referred to as substance use disorder, the …

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Symptoms of Addiction | Looking

Symptoms of Addiction

What is Addiction? Addiction, also referred to as substance use disorder, is a disease of the brain that manifests by compulsive use of substances or behaviors that continue despite negative consequences. Addicted individuals have a powerful urge to use substances …

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Taking the Road Less Traveled

Taking the Road Less Traveled

There are many paths that we may take in life, some intentional, and others that we end up on because of other choices we made. The road to substance use is most likely one of the latter for most of …

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How Can We Feed Our Recovery?

How Can We Feed Our Recovery?

Recovery is all about stopping substance use, right? Actually, recovery is about healing holistically—mind, body, and soul—not simply abstaining from substances. Within our recovery, we will address all aspects of our being, and learn new tools and habits to become …

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Why Is Sleep So Important in Healing?

Why Is Sleep So Important in Healing?

Substance use takes its toll on our bodies in so many ways. But one of the things that impact us as much mentally as it does physically is sleep dysfunction. From the absolutely frustrating and mentally taxing insomnia to being …

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Mindfulness Meditation: The Workout for Your Brain

Mindfulness Meditation: The Workout for Your Brain

Many people have discovered the benefits of mindfulness meditation. It is a tool that is used by people who want to relax or get clarity, and it is a tool used by people with mental health issues, and everyone in …

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Destigmatizing Substance Use

Destigmatizing Substance Use

There is something about human nature that makes us judge everything. That tastes good. That tastes bad. He/she/they look amazing. I look awful. We compare and judge and create stigmas throughout our society. Beliefs such as celebrities have perfect lives. …

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Why Do I Feel Grief in Recovery?

Why Do I Feel Grief in Recovery?

Absolutely, we made the right decision in choosing recovery. Our lives were in shambles, and we were barely functioning the way we were. Yet now we are conflicted, feeling down and longing for our substance-use days, or at least the …

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