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How I Knew I’d Hit Rock Bottom

November 18th, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How I Knew I’d Hit Rock Bottom

The worst day of my life was a Tuesday. That’s important. It’s important because nothing is supposed to happen on a Tuesday. You’re supposed to get up, maybe hit the gym, go to work, come home, and eat dinner with your family. It’s supposed to be entirely predictable. But on a Tuesday, I was arrested …

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What Is Dopamine Fasting?

November 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How I Knew I’d Hit Rock Bottom

Dopamine fasting has made recent headlines and has been steadily trending in the tech world, specifically in the tech capital Silicon Valley but with mixed reviews. Essentially, dopamine fasting is abstaining from anything that produces dopamine for a designated period of time. The right balance of dopamine is fundamental for both physical and mental health. …

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How the College Environment Can Lead to Addiction

August 16th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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Young adults tend to begin a pattern of substance use while they are in college. It is a period of time when they are away from their family and surrounded by their peers, many of whom have reached the legal drinking age. There may be many reasons why young adults in college drink or experiment …

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The Six Stages of Alcohol Recovery

July 22nd, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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Everyone experiences recovery differently, but in general there are certain phases that a person goes through when they are getting ready for and going through the process of recovery. People don’t always go through these phases in the same sequence and they may skip back and forth between stages as they struggle with the ups …

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How to Recognize Cocaine Abuse

July 5th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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  Often times people that develop drug addictions can become very adept at hiding them and we may not know for sure if our loved ones have an addiction. When you suspect that someone in your life may be addicted to a stimulant like cocaine there can be certain signs and symptoms to look for. …

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Food Addiction and Changing Your Relationship to Food

June 25th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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  The idea that binge eating is a type of addiction like any other, is a relatively new concept in understanding this behavior. Researchers are now aware that compulsive overeating affects the pleasure center of the brain in a similar way to alcohol and other drugs. Highly palatable foods that are rich in sugar, fat …

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How Environment Can Influence Drinking Behavior

June 20th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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  Alcohol addiction is not something that occurs simply because of moral failure or a lack of self-control. There are a number of different influences in a person’s life that can ultimately lead them to binge drink. In addition to biological reasons such as genetic vulnerability, there are numerous environmental influences that can contribute to …

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How Harmful is Blacking Out?

May 17th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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  There is a noticeable difference between someone who is having a few social drinks with friends and a person who is binge drinking alcohol. A number of different physical symptoms tend to appear when someone is binge drinking such as stumbling, slurred speech and blacking out. These are typically signs that their alcohol consumption …

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The Connection Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

April 27th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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There are many different factors that can play a role as far the reasons why someone develops an addiction. There may be genetic vulnerability, certain personality traits, health issues and situations that can cause a person to become addicted. One of the common problems that is seen among people that struggle with addiction is an …

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Sleep Problems in Early Sobriety

April 13th, 2019 - Leave a Comment
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There are certain symptoms that tend to come up when people are going through the recovery process after quitting an addiction. There are plenty of physical and emotional issues that accompany withdrawal, cravings and living life as a sober person. One of the most common complaints experienced during the early months of sobriety is insomnia …

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