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Addicted to Alcohol? Learn About Alcoholism & Treatment
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The difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction (alcoholism), what puts you at risk of becoming an alcoholic and what to do once you’ve crossed that invisible line to addiction.

by John Lee, Apr 2017 Addictions

Heroin Addiction Treatment - The Five Methods

by Anna Deeds, Feb 2017

For anyone struggling with heroin addiction, the treatment options can sometimes seem overwhelming. Learn what treatments are available and which one may be right for you.

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Beat Cravings with Urge Surfing

by John Lee, Sep 2016

For the next 10 seconds, try not to think of a pink elephant…Impossible, right?! The fact is, the more you try to suppress an impulse to use drugs or alcohol the more fixated your mind becomes on that very impulse, and this is bad news for anyone serious about maintaining their sobriety. Fortunately, you don’t have to drink or use and you don’t have to fight or suppress your cravings, all you have to do is surf over them and they’ll disappear – using a proven mindfulness technique known as urge surfing.

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Planning a Successful Teen Intervention

by Evan Jarschauer, Aug 2016

Does your teenager have a problem with drugs or alcohol? You may very well need take some form of immediate action. The sooner the correct treatment regimen is started, the higher the prognosis for long-term recovery.

Dealing with Emotions in Early Recovery: There Are No "Quick Fixes"

by Jim LaPierre, Jul 2016

During early recovery we often find ourselves raw. But you can't heal what you can't feel. There are no quick fixes. Learn how to let it go.

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