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The Path from Prescription Drugs to Addiction

September 25, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Opioid addiction is sweeping the western world in record numbers thanks to the easy availability of prescription painkillers. These painkiller addictions are gateways to street drugs like heroin, which is far more dangerous. Read more

Family Communication Dynamics and Addiction

September 22, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The most important asset that a person in addiction recovery has is their family, which makes family communication dynamics extra important for families overcoming addiction. Read more

Affluence May Be a Barrier to Recovery

September 21, 2017 in Addiction Advice

There are many challenges to overcome in active recovery from addiction but affluence may be a barrier to recovery, as its affects are quite unique to a small population and often difficult to properly identify. Read more

The Challenge of Admitting Addiction is a Problem

September 20, 2017 in Addiction Advice

The first step to dealing with addiction is to admit that you have a problem, but the challenge of admitting to an addiction problem can be a major hurdle for folks with severe substance addiction. Read more

How to Move Past Fear in Recovery

September 20, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Fear is a significant motivator in all aspects of our life but fear can be particularly debilitating for addicts in recovery. Learn to harness your emotions and move past fear in recovery. Read more

What to Expect from a Loved One in Recovery

September 18, 2017 in Addiction Advice

When a family has a loved one in recovery, it's important to understand the treatment process and how to prevent relapse triggers from creeping in. Learn what to expect in recovery and offer as much support as possible. Read more

Learn the Neuroscience of Impulse and Addiction

September 18, 2017 in Clinical Insights

Much of addiction and its effects are centered in the brain where evolutionary wiring clashes with modern day drugs and abundance. Learn the neuroscience of impulse and addiction to understand the mechanisms of recovery. Read more

The Deception of Substance Use

September 18, 2017 in Addiction Advice

Substance abuse and active addiction can be difficult to overcome when the user is in denial or otherwise rationalising his or her behavior. Moving past the deception of substance use is the first step in getting clean. Read more

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