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Why Declining Mental Health Can Lead You to Drug Addiction

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Mental health decline can have several causes. It can be the result of physical or emotional trauma, exposure to violence, or even just the stresses of daily life. Whatever the reason, though, declining mental health can lead you to drug addiction.   Addiction is a disease that affects both your mind and your body. When you’re struggling with addiction, your …

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6 Helpful Resources For Those Battling An Addiction

Addiction is a challenge for many people in recovery. If they fail to find appropriate resources to help in recovery, most people go back to addiction. For this reason, persons affected by addiction must get quality resources like outreach and education, access to treatment, counseling and behavioral therapies, and medically assisted detoxification, among others. Outreach and Education Outreach and education …

How To Beat Cross Addiction

If a person suffers from cross addiction, it means they display at least two or more addictive behaviors. These addictions are often alcohol and drugs, but can also include addictions to food, sex, gambling, and other compulsions.   Cross addiction happens when someone stops using or decreases the use of an addictive substance or behavior and starts using a new …

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Tipsy No More: Kickstarting Your Alcohol-Free Life

At the end of a busy and stressful day, the only thing you may want to do is to lie on your sofa in front of the telly with a glass of wine or a bottle of beer in your hand. You may feel as if a dose of alcohol is what you truly deserve to wind down for the …

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Sober Curious: What It Is and How to Do it

According to research, the UK is the only European country that saw alcohol consumption rise at the start of the pandemic. It is thought that this occurred as the UK was more stressed than other countries as the nation experienced higher death tolls and financial instability. This is in line with previous reports of Britain getting drunk more often than …

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Why Fentanyl is so dangerous

The synthetic painkiller Fentanyl has been showing up on the party circuit of both coasts in the US. The powerful drug has been implicated in the deaths of Prince, Mac Miller and Tom Petty, among others. The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, …

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Hitting Rock Bottom: How to Overcome Addiction

If you struggle with an addiction, you should know that you’re not alone. Addiction is a problem that many people face in different phases of their lives and knows no boundaries in terms of race, sex, or economic status. Fortunately, addiction doesn’t have to be a life sentence, and there are active steps that you can take to overcome your …

How the Pandemic Increased Risks for Suicide and Substance Abuse

Throughout the pandemic, a lot of things happened. We made banana bread for four straight months. We invented dances. We engaged in discourse on the internet about everything from star signs to politics. Unfortunately, there was another item that happened. Rates of suicide and overdose rose dramatically.   The pandemic had and continues to have a massive impact on the …

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Four Steps for those in Addiction Recovery to Change Their Lives

Addiction recovery is one of the hardest things that addicts will ever have go through in their life, but there are five key steps that will help them get through it and change their lives.   Before someone in addiction recovery starts on these steps, they need to make sure they have received the right help from qualified medical staff …

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How to help someone with drug addiction and depression

Two of the biggest illnesses in today’s society are drug addiction and depression. These problems often go hand in hand. Many people with depression use drugs to boost their mood and alleviate feelings of sadness. Unfortunately this often creates a vicious cycle.    A person takes drugs or deals with their depression, but the drugs soon become a problem and …