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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When the Going Gets Tough, Read These 30 Tough Life Quotes

It can be surprising how much “get through it” quotes can help uplift and inspire you during tough times. Here are 30 tough life quotes. Choose one (or a few) for a motto, memorize it, and repeat it to yourself when the going gets tough. 1.“Most of the important things in the world have been [&hellip…

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Conquering Life: 9 Life Skills Activities for Adults in Recovery

The 9 life skills activities for adults in recovery are: Build healthy relationships. Worship and/or meditate. Start healthy habits. Maintain a clean environment. Manage stress. Follow a budget. Learn how to communicate. Reduce boredom. Find a job.   These life skills for substance abusers will teach you how to get life back on track after [&hellip…

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