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Giving Tough Love to an Addict

There are those who are gifted genetically to resist addiction and it also helps that their environment makes the drugs less available than in order environments, such that they’re protected in both ways. You can learn to become an addict by your surroundings or peers…

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How to Help a Functioning Addict Who’s in Denial

A functioning addict, also known as a high-functioning addict or HFA, is someone who's addicted to drugs but is somehow able to function normally as a human being, thus it's more difficult for him to accept that he's an addict in the first place. They...
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Is Behavioral Addiction, same as Drug & Alcohol Addiction?

Are behavioral addictions the same as drug and alcohol addiction? The short answer is no. They’re not exactly the same that they're synonymous. The better question that should be asked, though, is whether having a behavioral addiction is similar to having a drug and alcohol...
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The Symptoms and Treatment of Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a prescription drug that has the generic name of benzodiazepine because it belongs to that family of drugs. In turn, the drug works by boosting the benefits and effects of the GABA neurotransmitter in your brain. GABA is quite crucial when it comes...
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Are Four Weeks Long Enough in Rehab?

Here’s the truth: There's no exact answer for how long an addict should stay in rehab for alcoholism and drug addiction. It can take a month, three months, six months, or even an entire year. For some, it can even take years. This doesn't even...
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The Signs and Causes of Meth Psychosis

Called the “poor man’s cocaine”, meth is a popular street drug that is typically referred to as crank, ice, speed, and crystal (because of its appearance - it usually comes in the form of crystalline white powder). What makes it so popular is its accessibility...
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How to Prepare for a New Experience at Lanna Rehab

There is no doubt that it’s a big challenge to move on from the traumatizing experience of being addicted and recover from it so that you can live life fully once again. The road to sobriety, like any other road in life, is fraught with...
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What Is the Difference Between Detox and Rehab?

Medical detoxification in the rehab context refers to helping jumpstart your body's ability to detoxify itself of the substance you're addicted to, whether it's drugs or alcohol, in order to help you start recovering from your addiction without suffering from the severe or at times...
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What Is a Child of an Alcoholic Syndrome?

The Child of an Alcoholic Syndrome is likely to be what you imagine it means: a syndrome rooted from the trauma of being a literal child of an alcoholic. If you're a child of an alcoholic or belong to a family affected by the alcoholism...
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