Can You Be at Risk for Cancer?

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We know that alcohol abuse can lead to many problems in an alcoholic’s life. Problems with finances, work or school and relationships arise when you put drinking ahead of your responsibilities. However, there is a lot more damage being done and it’s happening right under our noses…literally. Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk

The Perfect Storm for Addiction

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The Perfect Storm for Addiction Childhood Trauma and Personality Traits You may have heard people saying they have addictive personalities and blame their drug addiction on this trait. The idea of addictive personalities has merit. Research has suggested that if you have impulsive or compulsive personality traits, you may have an increased risk of addiction.

The Road to Rehab

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The Road to Rehab 5 Steps to Getting into Rehab Your life is probably unrecognizable since you fell into the dark hole of addiction. You probably find yourself in debt, without a job and alone. The way out of the chaos is through rehab, but where do you go and how do you get there?

Relationships Drowning in Alcohol

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So many relationships are strained or permanently damaged because of alcohol. Many couples may think that they have more fun when they have a few drinks. However, we all know that adding alcohol to any situation can end messy. It’s so common to hear stories about drunken couples arguing or doing something they regret to

Relapse: What Causes It and What to Do About It?

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Relapse: What Causes It and What to Do About It? What can cause a relapse? There isn’t just one thing that can cause a relapse. Sometimes it is several things that affect you. Listed below are situations or factors that can lead to a relapse. High risk situation: The perfect storm Negative emotions (anger, anxiety,

The Deadly College Pastime

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The Deadly College Pastime It’s that time of year again. The slow, hot summer is coming to a close and college students are making the pilgrimage back to school. Whether you are on your own far from home for the first time or a seasoned senior or grad student, you are vulnerable to the temptation

LSD: Losing Touch with Reality

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LSD: Losing Touch with Reality LSD, commonly known as acid, is a synthetic drug derived from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains. It is classified as a hallucinogen that can distort a user’s perception of reality, causing hallucinations. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 779,000 Americans over