Deep Dive: What Makes Heroin So Addictive?

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When people discuss addictive drugs, heroin seems to be at the very top of the list. It’s because people, and even experts, believe that heroin is so powerful and addictive that anyone who takes it is almost certain to develop dependence. In other words, taking heroin recreationally a few times can easily find a quick and deadly transition into addiction.

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Addiction Problems in the LGBTQ Community

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While society has made great progress with regards to the advocacies of the LGBTQ community, it can’t be denied that substance abuse and addiction are also big problems for them. Drug addiction poses great risks and dangers for people in the LGBTQ community.

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Your 2018 Addiction Recovery Checklist

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If you’ve made 2018 as your year of sobriety and recovery, then here is a helpful addiction recovery checklist that you can use.

The first year of recovery is one of the most difficult times for a recovering addict. The past and the addiction can still catch up to you and everyday can be a big struggle as you consciously battle against your cravings.

To help you out, especially as we roll into the new year, here’s an addiction recovery checklist that you can use. This addiction recovery checklist contains goals and challenges that you have to accomplish especially within the first year of your recovery. Read More

5 Things to Tell Yourself When You Want a Drink This Holiday Season

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For many drinkers, declining even a sip of alcohol can be a big challenge especially this holiday season . After all, what harm can it do? Having a drink this holiday season is in fact the norm as many people get together and celebrate over beers, wines, and cocktails. Read More

10 Reasons Why It’s Great to be Sober This Christmas

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It’s great to be sober this Christmas. And not just because you’re in recovery. There are many benefits to being sober this Christmas or in any other day of the year. Even those who are not recovering from addiction can learn a thing or two from these 10 tips. Read More

Coming Clean About Addiction: How to Tell Your Family

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Coming clean about addiction is no easy feat. It can even be as hard as actually coming clean and being sober. Still, there are those who may contemplate it. If you’re one of them, then here’s some helpful tips you may need.

Coming clean about addiction isn’t something people with substance abuse problem readily do. After all, admitting you have a problem can be very difficult. In fact, most people go on with their lives never admitting, even to themselves, that there is something wrong. For your family and friends who are concerned about you, this can be frustrating because they can that something really isn’t right. Read More

How to Enjoy Christmas Parties without Alcohol

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It’s that time of the year again and you probably have invitations to Christmas parties left and right. However, Christmas parties also mean there will be alcohol–and loads of it. So if you’re in recovery or trying to be sober, here are ways you can say “No” to alcohol while still enjoying your Christmas party.

If you haven’t touched a drink in your life, then it’s easy for you to say “No” to alcohol. However, if you’ve been a party animal before, always drinking, or known by your friends for being the drunken life of the party, then declining alcohol may not be such a simple thing. Read More

How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Addiction

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People with low self-esteem are often more predisposed to developing addictions. Find out what links low self-esteem with the addictive personality.

How you view yourself affects your life. If you have low self-esteem, this can affect how you accept the experiences and events in your life. Those who have low self-esteem usually finds it hard to experience genuine satisfaction and happiness in their lives. They also find it hard to appreciate the things that they have. This will make them have attention-seeking behavior for approval. They may also turn to abusing drugs and alcohol or engaging in addictive activities in order to seek solace. Read More

5 Addiction Delusions That Keep You From Getting Help

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Addicts have a knack at making themselves believe addiction delusions so that they can go on living their lives without consequence or treatment. They do this by rationalizing their habits, particularly their drug or alcohol use, or even behavioral addictions such as gambling. Read More

Sex Addiction in Women

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When we talk about sex addiction here in the country, most people envision men engaging in sexual and pornographic behavior. However, we don’t give much thought to the fact that sexual addiction affects women too.  Read More