Being Thankful for What You Have

When you are in recovery, it can be difficult to be grateful for where you are in your life. It is, after all, much easier to find gratitude when everything is going smoothly and you feel great. We are well aware of…

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Stress Management Advice

For many, the process of treatment and recovery can cause a great deal of stress. With so much of your life changing at once, it can be difficult to handle all of the transitions while still feeling calm and collected. In the…

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What it Feels Like to Be in Recovery

For many, the idea of recovery may conjure images of an unfriendly or unsupportive place, determined to beat out bad habits at any cost before tossing newly recovered individuals back into the world. We understand, as, unless you have been…

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How Meth Addiction Affects My Body

Methamphetamines, more commonly known as meth, are some of the most addictive illicit substances. As a result, it is easy for occasional meth abusers to become addicted in very little time. Once an individual begins taking meth, there are a…

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What are the Most Common Addictions in Washington/Oregon?

Alcohol Although alcohol purchase and consumption is legal, it is still the most common addiction. Deaths related to alcohol are more frequent than deaths related to any other substance. This addiction is particularly dangerous because many hold the misconception that…

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Addiction and Premature Aging

 For those suffering from a drug problem, premature aging can be a real concern. Addictions do not allow a person to stop using without help, even when watching their body deteriorate. Drugs cause significant stress on the body and affect…

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The Blame Game

People suffering from addictions often blame others for their troubles. Addicts find it easy to ignore responsibility for their actions and avoid confronting the challenges associated with admitting and recovering from their addiction. One thing addiction experts know for sure…

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Tips for Preventing Drug Abuse in Children

Drug addictions are serious problems that impact the lives of the drug user and his or her family and friends. The earlier a person uses drugs, the higher the chances are of that person developing an addiction. Drugs change the…

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What is Gambling Addiction?  

A gambling addiction (sometimes called pathological gambling, gambling disorder, or compulsive gambling) is an impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers cannot control the impulse to gamble, despite the negative consequences on their lives and the lives of their families. A gambling addiction…

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How Addiction and Depression are Linked

Drug addiction has no simple cure. Many drug addicts find themselves relapsing time and time again. Why do addicts relapse? It has nothing to do with weakness but everything to do with brain chemistry and the disease known as addiction…

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