• 5 Ways Addiction Drains Your Bank Account

    Paying for an addiction can quickly send you into financial ruin.

    Paying for an addiction can quickly send you into financial ruin.

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    Addiction is costly in every sense of the word. Drug or alcohol dependency already comes at a high price, costing you friends, jobs and family members. But this is a disease that also drains you of monetary status. In fact, floating an addiction can quickly leave you penniless. Quick Calculations Let’s say you have 15 [...]

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  • For Better or Worse: Fighting Addiction as a Couple

    What role does a spouse play on the road to recovery?

    What role does a spouse play on the road to recovery?

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    Addiction doesn’t only affect the person who’s using – it also affects his or her loved ones. Take my mom, for example. She remarried over eight years ago to a man she believed to be her perfect match. The first couple of years were great, according to her, until she realized his alcohol consumption was [...]

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  • Letting Go: How Grief Keeps Us Shackled to Addiction

    Don't let grief prevent you from getting - and staying - sober.

    Don't let grief prevent you from getting - and staying - sober.

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    About six years ago, my life hit rock bottom. After a series of personal and professional hardships, I picked up a bottle of pinot grigio, not knowing how else to cope. Alcohol was my crutch; it was a way to escape my miserable and lonely life. Life Turns Upside Down One night, I met up [...]

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  • Eat Up: 7 Super Foods to Support Recovery

    Replacing vital nutrients and vitamins is essential during recovery.

    Replacing vital nutrients and vitamins is essential during recovery.

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    Some believe a person in early recovery should splurge on junk foods, fats and sweets. But why fight two dragons when slaying one is enough? Addiction and Nutrition Substance abuse directly affects basic nutrition and wellness…and not in a good way. Alcohol impedes the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, opiates affect digestive health and stimulants [...]

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  • Study Highlights a Deadly Result of Benzo Abuse

    Can benzo abuse really increase the odds of committing homicide?

    Can benzo abuse really increase the odds of committing homicide?

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    There’s no doubt that prescription drugs affect the way users think and feel. Whether it’s an anti-depression medication to help improve mood, an anti-anxiety pill to calm nerves or a painkiller to ease chronic pain, these drugs have an enormous impact on our bodies and, therefore, our decision making. Not all of the effects are [...]

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Eat Up: 7 Super Foods to Support Recovery

Replacing vital nutrients and vitamins is essential during recovery.

Some believe a person in early recovery should splurge on junk foods, fats and sweets. But why fight two dragons when slaying one is enough? Addiction and Nutrition Substance abuse directly affects basic nutrition and wellness…and not in a good way. Alcohol impedes the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, opiates affect digestive health and stimulants [...]

Study Highlights a Deadly Result of Benzo Abuse

Can benzo abuse really increase the odds of committing homicide?

There’s no doubt that prescription drugs affect the way users think and feel. Whether it’s an anti-depression medication to help improve mood, an anti-anxiety pill to calm nerves or a painkiller to ease chronic pain, these drugs have an enormous impact on our bodies and, therefore, our decision making. Not all of the effects are [...]

5 Subtle Signs of an Eating Disorder

In today’s media landscape, we are bombarded by marketing campaigns and advertising tactics that commonly rely on unrealistic ideals of beauty to sell a brand’s wares. Unfortunately, this practice has proven to be societally destructive. Dying to be Thin According to the National Eating Disorders Association, the rate of eating disorders in the U.S. has [...]

Ancient Bongs Discovered with Traces of Drugs Inside

Archaeologists unearthed two golden bongs from a Russian dig site.

It’s safe to say that drug use is hardly a new phenomenon. Tobacco was used as a ritual substance by Native Americans long before Western settlers ever got hold of it in the 16th century, while the opium that some are addicted to today was first cultivated by Sumerians in 3400 B.C. Real-life proof of [...]

7 of the World’s Most Unique Rehab Centers

Here's a look at some of the world's most unusual drug rehab centers.

Most rehab facilities offer group therapy, individual counseling sessions, holistic therapies, physical education and perhaps a medically supervised detox center. Some facilities may have more programs and perks than others, but they’re all set up to accommodate clients looking to leave drugs and alcohol behind. And then there are “different” inpatient treatment centers – ones [...]

Seattle Vending Machines Stocked with…Weed?

People are divided on the idea of selling pot out of vending machines.

Vending machines are most commonly known for selling candy and soda, but marijuana appears to be on that list now as well. With states like Washington now permitting marijuana for recreational use, some “ganga-preneurs” have decided that vending machines would allow users to more easily pick up the pot products they want. Pot on Demand [...]

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