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Ways To Fight Addiction In the Midst of a Pandemic

What a time we’re living in. A pandemic is upon us, there are riots in the streets, and the stock market is collapsing. 2020 has been a rough year for all ages and people groups, and one group in particular has had an especially difficult time: recovering addicts. If you identify with this, it’s ok to feel that way. Many aren’t aware of the stress and anxiety you’re facing... ❯❯❯

What to Look for in Your Florida Detox Center

Congratulations are in order--you’ve made the tough decision and are looking for help for your drug or alcohol addiction! The next decision should be easy, right? Well, if you’re struggling to decide where to start your drug and alcohol addiction detox, asking yourself some important questions might help. Why a Florida Drug & Alcohol Detox Center? If you’re not a Florida... ❯❯❯

Drug Detox And You, Are You Ready For A Change This 2020

If you or someone you know is suffering from or at risk of an alcohol addiction, take the next step and reach out to a specialist. The (WHO) World Health Organization reports that in 275 million individuals worldwide in the year 2016 used an illicit drug. While not everyone that uses a drug will end up being addicted to it, only some do. This addiction to drugs and alcohol influences millions and... ❯❯❯

How Does Gambling Effect Relationships?

America’s love affair with gambling began long before Bugsy Siegel ever opened the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in 1946. Gambling has been traced back to China in 200 BC. It is the quintessential equalizer because anyone with a bet down has the same chance of winning. Unfortunately, the house always wins in the end. Gambling is an extremely addictive habit that bankrupts hardworking people... ❯❯❯

Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Addiction is a chronic illness in which the afflicted individual cannot control certain behaviors in spite of the negative consequences they bring. Drugs affect the “reward system” in the brain, which causes a surge in the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is responsible for giving people a euphoric or “high” feeling. A drug addiction is a severe, chronic condition that... ❯❯❯

Does Medicare cover addiction

Substance abuse and addiction are two serious, usually undetected issues among older adults. Addiction usually goes undetected in seniors since many symptoms from common senior conditions are similar to substance abuse. However, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has confirmed that at least 17% of seniors 60 and older suffer from alcohol and/or prescription addiction. There... ❯❯❯

A Beginner’s Guide to Vaping CBD

What is CBD? CBD is the liquid form of concentrated Cannabidiol, which is part of the plants in the cannabis family. The cannabis plant family includes hemp and marijuana, and CBD oil can be extracted from both plants. Although it is not currently approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration), studies have shown that cannabidiol has all the medical properties, and none of the other... ❯❯❯

There Are Multiple Options For Recovery

It is challenging to find an addiction treatment option to treat every addict since they all come from different backgrounds and cultures. At A Forever Recovery, they have put together a handful of programs patients can choose from be it the faith-based, the 12-step program, holistic, cognitive, etc. Since everyone is different, a one-program-fits-all approach is tough to impose. At A Forever... ❯❯❯

5 Signs You Have an Alcohol Addiction Problem

A whopping 15 million adults, or 6.2% of the population, in the USA, develop an alcohol abuse disorder by the age of 21. Nearly 87% of adults have stated they tried alcohol by the age of 18, 70% had a drink in the past year, and 56% drank alcohol in the past month. It is no wonder that alcohol is one of the most abused substances in the country. Alcohol is accessible and socially accepted in all... ❯❯❯

Common Risk Factors That Contribute To Both Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

It is not uncommon for individuals who live with mental illness to develop a drug addiction or vice versa—for those with a drug addiction to receive a mental illness diagnosis. In fact, findings reveal that as many as one in four individuals who have a serious mental illness also live with a substance abuse disorder. In youths, that number is much higher. Though there are fewer studies... ❯❯❯