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    Sober Camping at the 2015 Backwoods Music Festival Sober Camping at the 2015 Backwoods Music Festival

    Sober Camping at the 2015 Backwoods Music Festival

Sober Camping at the 2015 Backwoods Music Festival

One of the biggest and most important parts of recovery from addiction is making long-term lifestyle changes. The goal is to find a way of living that is healthy, positive and productive. This can be rather troublesome at times, and there are many people who have struggled with substance abuse issues or have gone through…
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    If I Give (Not Sell) Some Of My Painkillers, Is It Illegal? If I Give (Not Sell) Some Of My Painkillers, Is It Illegal?

    If I Give (Not Sell) Some Of My Painkillers, Is It Illegal?

If I Give (Not Sell) Some Of My Painkillers, Is It Illegal?

Drug authorities have been cracking down on people selling painkillers, but is it still illegal if you give them away? The short answer is yes. Read on to find out more. Why Is It Illegal To Give Someone Painkillers? When you acquire painkillers legally, your doctor grants you this access based on a specific medical…
  • Dabs – Taking Pot to a Dangerous New Extreme Dabs – Taking Pot to a Dangerous New Extreme

    Dabs – Taking Pot to a Dangerous New Extreme

Dabs – Taking Pot to a Dangerous New Extreme

The ongoing search for a “bigger, better high” has turned marijuana into an explosive and deadly nightmare On the heels of the regrettable new marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington, a new trend has emerged that is raising alarm in state legislatures. More and more people are beginning to use hash oil concentrate. This substance…
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    Why Do Teens Think It Is Cool To Do Drugs? Why Do Teens Think It Is Cool To Do Drugs?

    Why Do Teens Think It Is Cool To Do Drugs?

Why Do Teens Think It Is Cool To Do Drugs?

You have probably heard the saying that middle school or high school never ends, and this is often true. It can certainly be true when it comes to drugs and drug abuse among teens and adults. Many of the reasons why teens choose to do drugs are similar to the reasons why adults do drugs.…
  • What Determines If A Person Becomes Addicted To A Substance
    Growing Up With An Addicted Parent Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

    Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

Growing Up With An Addicted Parent

There is no such thing as a perfect mother or father. Even the best parents make mistakes sometimes. But one thing is for sure, and that is that addiction has no place in parenting. Addiction should not have a place anywhere, but it can be especially detrimental to children. Growing up with a parent who…
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    Why Is Steroid Use Considered Dangerous? Why Is Steroid Use Considered Dangerous?

    Why Is Steroid Use Considered Dangerous?

Why Is Steroid Use Considered Dangerous?

While anabolic steroids, often referred to as performance enhancing drugs, are sometimes used by professional and even high school level athletes who want to get a leg up on the competition, these types of drugs have serious health risks. Though anabolic steroids are sometimes prescribed to treat legitimate health conditions, the doses when used illicitly…
  • Can Rehab Work If The Patient Is Forced to Go?
    All or Nothing: Complete Abstinence in Recovery All or Nothing: Complete Abstinence in Recovery

    All or Nothing: Complete Abstinence in Recovery

All or Nothing: Complete Abstinence in Recovery

In recovery from addiction, “Just having a few” is not okay Too often, one of the biggest problems facing a person in recovery is experienced when they get too confident in their sobriety. Many begin to believe that they are “cured”, and that they now have the strength to have a couple of drinks or…
  • The Role of Alcohol & Drugs in Teen Suicide
    A Dangerous Path: Heavy Alcohol Use Can Cause Dementia Later in Life A Dangerous Path: Heavy Alcohol Use Can Cause Dementia Later in Life

    A Dangerous Path: Heavy Alcohol Use Can Cause Dementia Later in Life

A Dangerous Path: Heavy Alcohol Use Can Cause Dementia Later in Life

Recent data analysis shows that excessive drinking during the mid-life years can dramatically increase the risk of developing dementia in later years In the fight against substance abuse and addiction, the biggest and most effective tool that we have is education. Only by showing the negative effects and consequences of drug abuse and alcoholism can…
  • How Many Types Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Are There?
    How Many Types Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Are There? How Many Types Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Are There?

    How Many Types Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Are There?

How Many Types Of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Are There?

There are thousands of species of mushrooms, but it is the Psilocybin "magic" mushrooms that are known for their hallucinogenic properties. There are more than 180 species of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the world that contain varying amounts of the substances psilocin and psilocybin, which produce a similar psychedelic experience to LSD. Most Common Types of…
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    What Determines How Quickly A Person Becomes Addicted To A Substance? What Determines How Quickly A Person Becomes Addicted To A Substance?

    What Determines How Quickly A Person Becomes Addicted To A Substance?

What Determines How Quickly A Person Becomes Addicted To A Substance?

Some people may choose to experiment with addictive substances, thinking they can quit before they become addicted. However, there are several factors that determine how quickly you can become addicted to a substance. Genetics Whether or not you will become addicted to a substance is about 50% determined by your genetics. This means that some…