Why You Shouldn’t Let Fear of Rehab Get in Your Way
It is not easy to come to terms with the fact that your use of a mood-altering chemical has reached problem levels. This is particularly true for those who are using legal substances such as alcohol or prescription medication. However, until there is acceptance that there is a problem, you will not be able to move on and get your life on an even keel again. There are many reasons some individuals find it hard to admit to having an addiction. One is that they are ashamed or embarrassed and are wo...

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Where Did Drug Addiction Start for You?
If you have found yourself struggling to cope without drugs, then you may be wondering where did drug addiction start? It is easy to fall into a cycle of drug abuse without even realising, particularly with prescription medication. Most people assume that prescription medication is safe to take because a doctor prescribes it, but this is not always the case. In fact, prescription medication can be harmful and addictive when abused. The trouble is that most people are just not aware of what is...

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What Addiction Treatment Therapies Are There?
To overcome an addiction, the affected individual must first be in a position to accept that the problem exists; this is often not the case though. Far too many addicts live in denial for long periods and this denial prevents them from getting the help they need. Until these individuals are ready to accept a need for addiction treatment therapy, they will be unable to move forward. But what is addiction treatment therapy? Treatment for addiction depends on the type of addiction and the needs ...

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What Is Alcohol Rehab – How, What, and Why
As alcohol is a legal substance and a huge part of modern society, it is difficult for many people to see it as anything other than a substance to be enjoyed with friends and family. However, when this chemical substance is abused, it can cause great harm to many lives. Those who are regularly drinking more than the recommended weekly allowance of fourteen units are putting their health at risk as well as increasing the likelihood of developing a crippling addiction. It is important to point out...

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What Is Depression – All You Need to Know
The term ‘depression’ is often bandied about by those who are feeling down or are in a bad mood, but it is actually a mental health problem that can severely affect the life of those who suffer from it. It is perfectly normal to feel down or sad from time to time, but when those feelings of sadness or low self-esteem continue for extended periods they can begin to interfere with daily life, which can have a severe impact on the affected person’s ability to be happy. Those who often ask the...

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What Is Ecstasy Addiction?
Ecstasy, like many other illegal drugs, can lead to addiction in some people. There are many users who will never develop an addiction to this party drug, but for others, it can totally ruin their life. And even those who do not go on to develop an addiction to ecstasy, the drug could be putting their life at risk every time they use it. So, what is ecstasy addiction and how does it develop? What Is Ecstasy? It is important to know a bit more about ecstasy before tackling the subject of addict...

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Who Is Affected by Drug Addiction and What Are the Consequences?
With so much stigma attached to drug addiction, most people believe that it is an affliction rather than an illness. Even though addiction is a recognised illness of the brain, it is viewed by most in a bad light. Negative stereotyping has helped to forge opinions and many believe that those affected by addiction are ‘bad’ or ‘weak’ individuals. This is not the case. So, who is affected by drug addiction and what are the negative consequences of this illness? Why Do Some Individuals Dev...

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We Discuss What Is Involved in Alcohol Detox
The first step on the road to recovery is deciding to get clean; for most people, this is not an easy decision. For those who have been abusing alcohol for a long time, it will be necessary to complete an alcohol detox before any other treatment can begin. It is vital to get the chemicals out of the body before the process of rehabilitation can start; this can be challenging for many affected individuals. If you are ready to turn your back on alcohol for good, you are probably wondering what is ...

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Why Is Alcohol Addiction a Disease?
There are many people in society who see alcoholism as a moral failing or a consequence of bad behaviour when it is, in fact, an illness of the brain. Some refer to addictions such as alcoholism as a disease because of the negative impact it has on the lives of those affected. The idea of alcoholism being referred to as a disease may go against the grain for some people who would prefer it to be known as an illness. One thing is certain though; alcohol addiction can destroy the lives of those di...

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A Look at What Causes Cocaine Addiction
It is common for some people to assume that everyone who uses illegal drugs such as cocaine are automatically going to go on to develop an addiction, but this is not always the case. It is true that cocaine is a highly addictive substance but there are some individuals who manage to use it recreationally without ever becoming dependent on it. So what causes cocaine addiction and who is affected? It is important to remember that anyone can be affected by addiction. No matter what gender, age, ...

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