6 Inspiring Stories of Addiction Recovery

Books can help in so many ways, and books about drug addiction recovery can be both educational and inspirational. The authors show courage in sharing their recovery stories, just as you are showing bravery in your own recovery journey.  If you are in need of some inspiration, check out these life quotes from Steps Recovery [&hellip…

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10 Interesting Facts About Drugs & Alcohol Addiction

There’s nothing fun about a drug or alcohol addiction. Situations involving addiction are often painful and difficult for families and friends of people going through the addiction. Luckily. there are services available for you or your friend or loved one. No one ever has to feel completely alone as they go through addiction recovery or [&hellip…

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Acknowledging and Releasing Guilt and Shame in Addiction Recovery

It is not easy to ask for help. Unfortunately, the stigma is that asking for help shows a sign of weakness when really it is an indication that you have great strength—enough to know there is a problem and that you need to work on a solution. Seeking help for drug addiction can be even [&hellip…

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Dating Advice for Those in a Relationship with a Recovering Addict

Recovering alcoholics and relationships can be a match made in heaven or a slippery slope into relapse. The person in recovery is ultimately responsible for deciding if they are ready to be in a relationship, but as someone dating a recovering alcoholic, you can aid in the journey by learning and understanding needs, as well [&hellip…

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How Long Does Benzoylecgonine Stay in Your Urine?

Benzoylecgonine is the major metabolite for cocaine, meaning it’s what is formed as cocaine is processed in the body. When someone is tested for cocaine, the drug testers are looking for signs of benzoylecgonine.  Cocaine is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs. It acts as a powerful stimulant that can cause users [&hellip…

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Who Is a Drug Addict & What Causes Addiction

Over the last few decades, drug abuse and addiction within the United States have been growing at an alarming rate. The increase in the rate of addiction for Americans has caused many health officials to become concerned, as roughly 9.5 percent of the population struggles with addiction. However, it’s not always easy to tell if [&hellip…

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What Does Alcohol Do to Your Veins and Your Circulatory System?

There are various studies that claim varying positive benefits of alcohol for humans. This, however, only refers to when people drink alcohol in moderation, meaning no more than two glasses of beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverage a day, depending on your weight and gender. On the other hand, it is very well-known that too [&hellip…

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The Hair Test and Other Methods of Evaluating Coke Use

Made from the leaves of the South American coca plant, cocaine is a stimulant that is one of the most addictive substances in the world. Because of this, very few people can be “one time” or recreational users. And if you are looking for employment, or are in a job that has a Zero Tolerance [&hellip…

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Your Weed Consumption: Marijuana Use or Marijuana Abuse?

Weed. Pot. Grass. Ganga. Dope. Mary Jane. Herb. 420. Hay. Rope. Almost as many names for marijuana and hemp – these terms themselves are broad classifications of cannabis – as there are uses for these incredibly versatile plants. The legalization and use of medical marijuana are on the rise, but some still have concerns about [&hellip…

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3 Drug Use Definitions: Recreational, Chronic, and Deviant

When it comes to drug use definitions, there are three:   Recreational: The use of a drug without medical justification for its psychoactive effects.   Chronic: The seeking for and use of a drug that is compulsive or difficult to control. Also called addiction.   Deviant: The continued and risky use of a drug despite [&hellip…

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