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4 Steps to Rebuild Self-Respect During Recovery

Adderall is a medication that contains four amphetamine salts. It is considered a stimulant and is often prescribed by doctors to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. When used according to a medical doctor’s directions, Adderall can significantly improve quality of life and day-to-day interactions. However, Adderall abuse is on the rise and can have catastrophic, …

young men in recovery

Working with a counselor to combat dependency and become chemical-free is only part of the battle. Addiction is more than a reliance on outside substances, it is an uphill struggle against well-established habits that have formed over days, months, or years. The doubt, pain, and depression that coincide with breaking the addiction cycle often rear …

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While the way alcoholism is currently defined makes it difficult to determine how many alcoholics are in the United States, the statistics are revealing. According to how the DSM-V defines alcohol abuse disorder, 6.2% of adults have an alcohol abuse disorder. The more unsettling fact is that fewer than seven percent of people with alcohol …

My Best Friend Is Addicted What Do I Do

More and more people in the United States are suffering from prescription pain medication abuse. Far from being just a personal problem, substance use usually impacts friends and family as well. For example, children of parents with substance use problems are less likely to behave in an age appropriate manner, while parents of adult children …

Sober Living vs Halfway Homes

The process of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is challenging. For some people, it can be a long journey. If you find yourself struggling, you are not alone–and we don’t just mean that in the stereotypical way. Many people find themselves going back to old habits before considering themselves fully recovered.Don’t Give UpWhile the …