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Alcohol Abuse and Relationships

Unfortunately, the association between alcohol and relationships is often detrimental. Alcohol abuse is a real problem that can negatively affect marriages, romantic relationships, families and drive wedges between individuals. People who depend on alcohol commit actions such as misuse of finances, ignoring the children, causing physical fights, threatening the happiness and health of those around…

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How Meth Damages Your Teeth

Methamphetamine is a strong stimulant that is highly addictive. Users consume meth, commonly known as glass, speed, ice, or crystal, through snorting, smoking, injecting, or swallowing pills to achieve the sought after feeling of euphoria and intense pleasure. However, methamphetamine can cause severe health consequences such as; permanent brain damage, high blood pressure, anxiety, irregular…

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Five Relapse Prevention Techniques

The biggest challenge you may face in your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is staying clean after completing your addiction rehab program. Regardless of your intention to stay on track, the smallest trigger may potentially derail your efforts. However, the right relapse prevention techniques give you a fighting chance at a sustainable recovery. You…

Addiction Recovery – The Many Ways to Remain Abstinent

Once people stop using, the challenge is to stay stopped, and for most that involves engaging in the process of recovery. Many people need a support or mutual-aid program to accomplish this. The most popular support groups for addiction are found in the various twelve-step programs. Twelve-step programs—Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and others—are…