Getting Out of a Codependent Relationship


  It may start with worrying about whether there is a future with a chosen partner, crying, feeling anxious or any number of other things which crop up. A toxic, codependent relationship can bring up lots of negative feelings. Addiction […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Crack Cocaine Use


What is crack cocaine? It is a strong stimulant which works by energizing the central nervous system and by placing stress on the heart. Using crack cocaine also significantly deteriorates an individual’s quality of life. Short Term Effects of Crack […]

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Street Names for Heroin


Heroin is a highly addictive opioid, which is illegally manufactured and is used for recreational purposes. When an individual takes Heroin, they can experience euphoria, drowsiness and pain relief. There are many different varieties of Heroin, and they depend on […]

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Treatment for Stimulant Addiction


What can be classified as a stimulant? A stimulant can be an illegal substance or prescription medication, which is used to boost cognitive function and alertness of an individual’s central nervous system. A stimulant can be taken orally, snorted or […]

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The Family Feels the Impact of Substance Abuse


It is a well known fact that a drug addiction can impact or destroy all areas of the individual’s life, as well as the lives of their families. Family dynamics may be affected and the damage difficult to repair. How […]

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Moving on from Painful History of Family Substance Abuse


People tend to carry the weight of emotional pain from their pasts. In many cases this pain is caused by family history of substance abuse, where one or both parents were struggling with abuse and addiction. Children who grow up […]

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How to Know if You’re Enabling a Teen


It is difficult for parents when their teen is struggling with an addiction. They want to do everything they can to support their teen. But unfortunately, what the parents consider supporting their teen often means enabling. It’s not intentional, however, […]

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How Teens Can Admit Substance Abuse is a Problem


There is no age restriction on when an individual might get addicted to drugs. It can happen later in life too. However, the likelihood of an individual getting addicted at a younger age is much higher. The Signs of Drug […]

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The Connection Between Religion, Science and Substance Abuse


How do religion, science and substance abuse fit together? According to a two year study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA), combining the power of religion with the power of science and professional […]

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Why Doctors Self-Medicate


Not many people realize that doctors struggle with drug and alcohol addictions too, often at higher rates than the general population. Doctors are human beings too, and are exposed to the same risk factors for addiction as people outside the […]

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I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.

Megan
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