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Dependence And Addiction Are Not The Same

Are you experiencing symptoms of physical addiction to OxyContin? Wondering how this condition can be managed? Learn more about how you can recognize the signs of physical addiction to OxyContin. Physical Dependence On OxyContin According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) physical dependence is a normal adaptation that follows a chronic exposure to OxyContin and is not the sa...
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Loving a drug addict: Can a drug addict truly love?

No. A drug addict cannot truly love you. If you’ve found this article, you might be searching for ways to repair a “broken relationship”. But the truth is, you’ve got to fix…you! Here, we’ll take a brief look at root causes for loving an addict. What gets you to this desperate place to begin with? Getting To The Root Of Co-Addiction If you find yourself in the situation where you love an ad...
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Using Drugs During Pregnancy Harms the Baby

The overwhelming majority of mothers would do anything to protect their children from harm. Unfortunately, either due to ignorance, carelessness, or sheer hopelessness, there are many expectant mothers who ingest substances into their bodies that are exceedingly harmful to themselves and to their unborn children. These substances are mostly recognized as addictive substances such as opioids, amphe...
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How Emotional Processing is Used in Therapy

Emotional processing is the way that a person deals with a disturbing event occurring in the past or present. Most people are able to process these events to a point at which they are no longer troubling, and at which the person attains a level of calm concerning the event. Everyone has his or her way of dealing with unpleasant and traumatic events such as a death in the family, a serious accident...
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Staggering Facts About Alcohol Abuse

The dangers of tobacco products and tobacco use have been well documented and accepted. Restrictions on smoking are now common in public places and are generally accepted. However, although the dangers of excessive alcohol abuse have been just as thoroughly documented, the public in general continues to over-indulge in alcohol consumption, and the alcohol-related statistics for deaths and injuries...
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How emotional processing is used in therapy

Emotional processing is the way that a person deals with a disturbing event occurring in the past or present. Most people are able to process these events to a point at which they are no longer troubling, and at which the person attains a level of calm concerning the event. Everyone has his or her way of dealing with unpleasant and traumatic events such as a death in the family, a serious accident...
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Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings

Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research. The study, by international scientists including researchers from Imperial College London, suggests targeting these brain pathways may lead to future treatments for the condition. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, also suggest connections between the pa...
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