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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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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Alcohol Abuse & The Effects on the Body

Since drinking is so common in many cultures and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking. The bottom line is how alcohol affects you.

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Marijuana - The Long Term Effects

There has been studies done using animal specimens as well as many humans where substantial evidence through research indicates that marijuana exposure during development can cause long-term or possibly permanent adverse changes in the brain. Specimens exposed to THC before birth, soon after birth, or during adolescence show notable problems with specific learning and memory tasks later in life.

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Adolesent Drinking - Personal and Peer Influence By Genes and Environment

Alcohol use typically begins during adolescence, within social contexts, and is often correlated with the drinking of one's peers. A new study of how a person's drinking is related to the alcohol use of their peers from early adolescence through to early adulthood has found that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the correlation between one's own drinking and peer drinking.

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the structure and function of the brain. It can be effectively prevented, treated and managed by medical, health professionals and other methods of treatment.

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Triggers, Relapse & Prevention

Triggers for relapse are classified as environmental, re-exposure and stress triggers.  Stimuli that cause a neuro-chemical response that immediately induces cravings for alcohol or drugs that may lead to a relapse for someone in recovery. 

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Exercising in Recovery

For recovering addicts and alcoholics the brain experiences a chemical reward, which can help to sustain prolonged sobriety through the release of dopamine and serotonin to the brain which can be damaged or lost during active drug and alcohol use.

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