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Attending AA Led to the Realization that I Am an Addict, Not an Alcoholic

Olivia PennelleAddiction, Recovery

When I walked into the rooms of AA, it was because of the depths that alcohol had taken me to.
June 30th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Recovery

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Drug addiction

Understanding the Genetics of Drug Addiction

The Recovery VillageAddiction

If you have been touched by addiction, you may wonder why it happened to you and not someone else.
June 29th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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Pills Were My Addiction, But Recovery Means I Abstain From Alcohol Too

Lara FrazierAddiction, Recovery

I sit in his office. It is the first time I am willing to be honest, about anything. About all of it.
June 25th 2017
Lara Frazier
Addiction, Recovery

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5 Reasons Cocaine is Deceptively Addictive

5 Reasons Cocaine is Deceptively Addictive

Carly BensonAddiction, Recovery

No one really ever begins using cocaine with the idea in mind that they will one day be addicted to it.
June 23rd 2017
Carly Benson
Addiction, Recovery

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Drug addiction

State-Specific Strategies for Combating America’s Opioid Addiction

The Recovery VillageAddiction

The abuse of opioids such as prescription pain relievers and heroin is a global problem, and it has reached epidemic levels in the United States. ... Read more
June 3rd 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

The Recovery VillageCo-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

When you have a mental health issue and a substance abuse problem, you may think that there is no way out. Fortunately, that is not ... Read more
May 30th 2017
The Recovery Village
Co-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

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Why Is Medication Sometimes Necessary to Treat Drug Addiction?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Addiction is a disease that involves the brain’s reward and motivation circuitry, and it has biological, psychological, and social manifestations in varying combinations. Each individual ... Read more
May 22nd 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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Is There a Difference between Drug Tolerance and Addiction?

Is There a Difference between Drug Tolerance and Addiction?

The Recovery VillageAddiction

How well a person’s body tolerates drugs is highly individual and depends on many factors. You may know someone who becomes too sleepy to function ... Read more
May 5th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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Multiple Issues For Substance Abusers Such As Addiction And Aggression

The Recovery VillageAddiction

Not all addicts are violent, and those who are may be violent only to themselves and not to others. But the association between drug addiction ... Read more
May 4th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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Why We Should Celebrate All of Our Sobriety Dates

Olivia PennelleAddiction, Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

Recovery has led me to a series of realizations about the substances I continued to use. Quitting those substances are reason for celebration, too.
May 3rd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery