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In: December 2015

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Holiday blues cause myriad challenges for recovering addict, alcoholic

After a long year of dealing with the day-to-day grind, the holidays can be a perfect opportunity to celebrate and unwind with loved ones. When everyone gets into the sharing and caring spirit, memories are made and relationships flourish. But even though the opportunities for shared joy abound, there can also be a hefty helping of stress lumped in.

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Shame and guilt stunts addict, alcoholic from accepting addiction treatment

What’s holding you back from entering into treatment? Is it shame, guilt or both? Many people know they need treatment for drug and alcohol abuse or other addictive behaviors. Yet few end up seeking treatment.

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Brain damage plays common role for relapse after treatment

For the friends and family of those suffering with addiction, one of the worst experiences is looking on while someone once again turns to drugs or alcohol. The addicted individual can feel hopeless, knowing that they’re using again.

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Laced marijuana becoming weed in the garden of recovery

Marijuana is the most commonly used drug nationwide. Its growing popularity and legalization have also led to talk of laced marijuana, which is cannabis that has had other substances added to it such as meth, cocaine, PCP and ecstasy.

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HIV, hepatitis among most common diseases from injection drug abuse

Most commonly, diseases transmitted from drug abuse are caused by injection. Injecting drugs intravenously is the preferred method to use various drugs because the high is felt quicker and more strongly than if the same substance is smoked or snorted.