Chantix Anti-Smoking Drug Dangerous!

The Food and Drug Administration is adding a new warning to Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix letting patients know the prescription can intensify the effects of drinking alcohol, sometimes leading to aggressive behavior or amnesia.

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What is Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge an addicted person’s self-control and hamper his or her ability to resist intense impulses to take drugs.

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Ecstasy

Ecstasy was originally developed by Merck pharmaceutical company in 1912. In its original form, it was known as “MDMA.” It was used in 1953 by the US Army in psychological warfare tests, and then resurfaced in the 1960s as a psychotherapy medication to “lower inhibitions.” It wasn’t until the 1970s that MDMA started being used as a party drug.

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How To Work Step 1

For a lot of people, walking into a treatment center or 12-step meeting for the first time is equivalent to working step one. The simple act of asking for help is, in and of itself, an admission of powerlessness and unmanageability. There is much more that an addict can do to fully work Step One.

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Suboxone - Finding Its Way Inside of Prisons

Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms through a tapering process

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Getting Treatment Without Rehab

Admitting that you have a problem and accepting the fact that you cannot stay sober on your own is only the beginning.  Alcoholism and drug addiction are illnesses that are often characterized by isolation. 

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Meditation May Reduce A Drug Users Relapse

Many people who undergo treatment for addiction will relapse and begin to use drugs again when their therapy and treatment has ended. Although, a new study suggests that meditation techniques may help prevent such a relapse. 

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Addicted to Meth

Methamphetamine is a powerful drug.  Also known as speed, meth, glass, crank, crystal, pow wow, just to name a few.  

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Alcohol Use to Recovery - Testimonial

When someone would say that I was an alcoholic, I would immediately laugh it off and go into denial mode because of the mental picture that I had interpreted of what an "alcoholic" was.

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What are Inhalants?

Inhalants are any gases or fumes that can be inhaled for the purpose of getting high. These include many household products—including glue, nail polish remover, gasoline, solvents, butane, and propellants used in certain commercial products such as whipped cream dispensers. 

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Fun In Early Sobriety - Making it Count

One of the most common problems for recovering alcoholics and addicts is learning to have fun without drinking or using drugs.  Many reasons people become addicted to drugs or alcohol are depression, boredom and detachment from life, which are all common factors. 

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What is an Eating Disorder?

Anorexia nervosa is an illness of obsessive self-starvation characterized by: refusal to maintain a minimally normal weight; intense fear of weight gain or being "fat," even when underweight; and distorted perception of the body or denial of the seriousness of the effects of extreme weight loss. 

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