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Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction

When dealing with addiction, as with any psychological affliction, a generalized, systematic approach must be used in order for a supporting industry to be able to develop around it.  However, we also know that individualized treatment is most effective due to the personalized nature of mental illness.  This overview will cover, then, the infrastructure of […]

The Full Serenity Prayer & Its Meaning

The Full Serenity Prayer & Its Meaning

Many people, whether involved in recovery or not, know of the Serenity Prayer due it’s large cultural impact. It is a simple prayer full of meaning that many of us can relate to and find comfort and inspiration in. Although the first stanza is generally said aloud at meetings or to oneself as a type […]

Quitting Cold Turkey

Quitting Cold Turkey

Addictions can really take over, thereby robbing us of the ability to meet our potential in life. These days, when life is so busy, stressful and fast-paced, many of us do take refuge in our addictions, as they seem to provide us with solace (at least, at first). In time, addiction inevitably turns dark and […]

Addictive Personality Disorder

Addictive Personality Disorder

When the term Addictive Personality Disorder comes to mind people instantly think that it means being addicted to an illicit substance and they quickly start wondering if they or someone they know suffers from this condition, as we are all apt to do when we learn of a new medical condition.  Having a substance abuse […]

10 Things Not to Do to an Addicted Loved One

10 Things Not to Do to an Addicted Loved One

There are lots of things you will naturally do or not do when your loved one comes up against the predicament of substance abuse and addiction.  We all naturally react in some way, usually fear, anger, rejection, desperation, etc.  But do these negative emotions and actions support our friends and family or do they push […]

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