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Family Focus: Addiction And The Family

Just how addiction affects families differs from family to family. Lucida Treatment Center puts the primary focus on the individual and their treatment issues. Within that focus is how addiction affects families. How addiction affects families is congruent to how addiction affects the community at large. The Family As A Whole Suffers From Substance Abuse Addiction Understanding…

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Difference Between MDMA and Mephedrone

MDMA (ecstasy, molly) and mephedrone are two illegal/illicit substances that act as stimulants in the human body. What is the difference between MDMA and mephedrone? Some recreational drug users/abusers treat these two substances as equivalent and interchangeable. However, according to the results of a study review published in March 2014 in the British Journal of…

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Are 12-Step Groups Safe for Women?

Support groups, especially those using the 12 steps, are loved by many and rejected by others. For substance abusers, a support group is an important part of an overall treatment program. The support group provides emotional and social connections with other people with similar experiences. Support groups give recovering addicts a place to go to…

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Divorce and Drinking Problems

Divorce and Drinking Problems Heavy drinking takes a toll on individuals and relationships. As drinking becomes prioritized over responsibilities, employment and financial difficulties arise. In addition, alcohol use disorders are associated with a higher risk of developing depression, and the individual may experience sadness, loneliness, and feelings of hopelessness. Problem drinkers may find that their…

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits to Support Lifelong Recovery

Overcoming alcoholism, illicit or prescription drug abuse, overeating, workaholism, and other process addictions are tough in many respects. Not only is going through detox to clear out toxic substances difficult to go through, but there’s also the issue of learning about addiction, coping measures, getting involved with 12-step self-help groups or alternatives, and beginning the…

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The Importance of Family in Addiction Recovery

Whether we have a loved one or family member in recovery from addiction or are the immediate or extended members of the family, the days, weeks and months following our loved ones return home from drug rehab are critically important. This is the time when they need nurturance, love, and support more than ever. How…