Healthcare Professionals with Addictions

A healthcare professional can become addicted to drugs or alcohol just as easily as anyone else. Pharmacists, nurses, doctors, veterinarians, and others in the healthcare field have easier access to addicting substances and the stresses and pressures of their professions make them susceptible to abusing them and other substances. Professional enabling, denial, and ease of […]

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Why won’t you Just Quit? Drug Addiction

  As a person’s drug or alcohol use develops into a full blown addiction, finances, relationships, health, and social obligations break down. Life becomes chaos. Loved ones intervene, imploring the addict to “just quit.” Unfortunately, it is too late to just quit. The body has become chemically dependent, or addicted, to drugs or alcohol. Abstinence […]

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Finding Peace within the Chaos of Addiction

The chaos of addiction can feel like you’re being swept down a river and unable to control where you’re going. Even the smallest of problems can seem like raging rapids. Perhaps you believe you’re in control of where the river is going. Or maybe you’re unwilling to admit that chemical dependency leaves you gasping for […]

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Legal Consequences of Addiction

Addiction changes a person’s mood, behavior, and personality. Often times these people make poor choices with legal consequences. Finding addiction treatment while in jail or an institution is difficult for most patients, but there are options for your loved ones. Whether he or she is involved in drug, property, personal, traffic, financial, or a combination […]

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Polysubstance Addiction

Identifying, Understanding, and Treating Polysubstance Addiction Polysubstance dependence is officially defined as abusing three or more substances for a period of 12 months or more. Clinically speaking, there is not one predominant substance being abused. Therefore, someone may not meet the diagnostic criteria for addiction to a particular, single substance, but would meet the criteria […]

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Living just for Today

Believing in oneself is an essential component to the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Patients in recovery will begin to look healed, and the their physical symptoms will subside. However, addiction is a lifelong disease and the potential to relapse is never gone. For this reason, those in recovery must have a proactive plan […]

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You Can Help

    Someone suffering from chemical dependency cannot stop using drugs or alcohol on his or her own. The addict may realize that the situation has spun out of control, but will not be able to change their ways by themselves. Addiction is a disease that needs medical treatment and a strong support system. You […]

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