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Does Forced Addiction Treatment Work?

As much as we would all like a clear-cut and decisive path to how we can help an addict hit bottom, no such thing currently exists. Some addicts will hit bottom fairly early on in their addiction, and it may simply be caused by family or legal problems. They do not need to lose everything … Continued

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Stop Being in Denial of Your Loved One’s Addiction

Having a loved one who suffers from addiction can be incredibly difficult to deal with. It is similar to what a person experiences whenever someone they love has an illness, but with addiction, those people closest to the individual actually begin to suffer from certain characteristics that mimic that of addiction. For instance, individuals who … Continued

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Why Addiction and Codependency Often go Hand in Hand

Addiction is an illness unlike any other. It is one of the few illnesses that convinces the person afflicted that it does not exist, causing a denial that is not often seen in other regards in life. It causes a number of social and legal issues that are not present among other illnesses and to … Continued

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How You Can Benefit from Going to Al-Anon

The roots of what would eventually become Al-Anon were planted in the kitchen of Bill and Lois Wilson’s house in New York City back in the 1930s. During this time, Alcoholics Anonymous was just taking shape and Bill would regularly hold “meetings” in their house in order to help spread the message of recovery he … Continued

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Why is Naloxone in High Schools?

It may come as a surprise to some people that Naloxone is now available for usage in many high schools throughout the country. For those of you who do not know, Naloxone is the drug that counteracts the effect of an opiate overdose. It has been used by first responders for a few decades now … Continued

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How to Avoid Being Manipulated

A trait attributed to many active addicts and alcoholics is manipulation. People who are in the throes of their addictions are known to be able to manipulate just about any person or situation in order to get what they want. This is not to say that they enjoy doing this, but it comes with the … Continued

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