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What Should You Do When There Is An Addict In The Family?

Addiction can be as crippling and painful for family and friends as it is for the addict. While many loved ones want to do all they can to help addicts, they can do so at a detriment to themselves.

Dealing with addicts is tough and a family support group needs to know when to step in and when to step back.

The following tips are designed to provide help and perspective for managing addiction support.… Read More

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Getting Ready for Alcoholism Treatment or Rehabilitation

Nobody would ever tell you that entering an alcoholism treatment or rehabilitation program is easy because the road to recovery can be a very rough ride.

While preparing for a treatment program, you have the opportunity to get to know more about the process. Enough preparation before the process you will later on go through will increase your chance to succeed and finish the program faster than expected.

So how do you prepare?… Read More

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Common Genealogy Mistakes

What is genealogy?

As the name indicates it somehow that it is the study of genes or generation, the word is basically from the Greek language that means generation’s knowledge. It can also be said that the family history includes all the information like for example start and end of a family. It is basically the study of families that trace the ancestors or lineage of the family, that from which lineage they belong. The things that genealogist use for making it are as follows:

  • Analysis on the basis of genetics
  • All the possible historical records
  • They use the interviews of the family members
  • Then it is compiled in the form of a chart or maybe written narrative.


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Is Drug Addiction a Developmental Disorder

Is Drug Addiction a Developmental Disorder?

An interesting study held at Yale showed that showed drug addiction should be regarded as a development disorder in hence to achieve addiction recovery, we need to study the changing teens brain circuitry that leave the teens vulnerable to the effects of drugs as well alcohols.

How drug addiction really works in your brain

As a recent study performed by a doctor at the Yale school of medicine shows that addictive drugs works by stimulating some parts of the brain that are prone to change rapidly – especially in adolescence.

This forms the basis for effective teen studies of addiction recovery.Read More

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5 Therapeutic Hobbies That Can Replace an Addiction

Addiction recovery is an important part of fighting addiction and getting clean. You always want to have something there to allow you to move on with your life but for most, they don’t have an outlet to use.

Most people who are fighting addiction and those getting clean find they have nothing to really take their mind from their addiction but it will be needed.

Here are five therapeutic hobbies that can replace an addiction or at least get your mind from it!… Read More

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The Common Myths About Drug Testing

When it comes to drug tests, there’s a lot of myths that people believe that’s true, that’s in fact not true at all. It is important to know the truth around drug testing to make sure that you know the facts from the myths. Here are some of the common myths about drug testing that you should know about.

Not all drug tests are accurate because there are some false positive results

Most of the drug tests that are being done are accurate. The facts are that more than 99% of all drug tests are really the truth. There’s no such a thing as a false positive result.

The reasons for this large number of accuracy, are the technology … Read More

Alcoholism Treatment Options

Understanding the Many Alcoholism Treatment Options

Do you know of someone addicted to alcohol and you’d like to extend a little help by providing this person more information about the various alcoholism treatment options?

Men and women around the world understand that it’s very difficult to deal with alcohol abuse not just for the addict but also for the people around him.

Watching how a loved one destroys his or her life through alcohol abuse is very challenging and painful. It can lead to many health issues, including heart attacks, strokes and behavioral health problems such as contracting STDs/STIs.… Read More

Important Predictors of Success in an Addiction Recovery Program

Important Predictors of Success in an Addiction Recovery Program

To succeed in addiction recovery, there are numerous variables that really influence the program.

The influences are divided into two that is factored into the program, as well as factors within the individual patients in the recovery programs.

There is a lot of research going on in regard to determining the factors that contribute independently regain among addicts.

In this blog, we have composed a few of the variables that have been brought out in various studies, including they’re positive as well as negative outcomes they try to predict.

Addiction recovery: length of treatment

The length of treatment in an independence regains program influences a lot. Research on the topic suggests that drug addicts generally will need at most … Read More

Recovery and the Art of Not Trying

Recovery and the Art of Not Trying

Addiction recovery is never going to be an easy thing for most.

There are millions of people each and every year who suffer from some form of addiction to taking drugs to consuming alcohol and no matter what it may be, addiction is dangerous.

Most people don’t realize that alcohol can be just as dangerous as drugs and vice versa; however, every addiction is filled with danger because you never truly know where it will lead.

The Power of Addiction

When someone is hooked on something, whether its alcohol or drugs, they find it can be hard to escape. It doesn’t matter whether its prescription drugs, having a bottle of wine every night or being a hard-core users, addiction is Read More

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The decline of HIV in America: a look at the statistics

For decades now, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has been a serious medical threat.

Most of those infected with the virus live in the developing world, but developed countries still carry a fair share of the burden.

Globally, over 35 million people are infected. In the United States, it is believed that 1.2 million people are suffering from the disease, and 14% of them do not know it.

This article looks at the reasons behind recent statistics, which seem to indicate a decline in the rate of HIV infections in the country.

Is HIV on the retreat in America?

Studies show that over the last decade, HIV infections have dropped by a third.

In 2002, out of … Read More

How to Pass A Mouth Swab Drug Test

How to Pass A Mouth Swab Drug Test

Passing A Mouth Swab Drug Test

Passing a mouth swab drug test or any other drug test is a vital part of getting and keeping a good job in today’s world.  So what do you need to know to pass a mouth swab drug test?

Well first off, understand that the mouth swab test is a short-term drug test. It is the opposite cousin to the hair drug test, which detects only longer-term use, typically from 7 to 90 days.

The mouth swab drug test uses a q-tip to pick up saliva from within your mouth. The lab analyzes your saliva for traces of drugs or other chemicals produced by metabolizing drugs in your system.

So… how do you … Read More

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What To Do After an Alcoholism Treatment Program

So you’ve graduated from the alcoholism treatment program in the rehabilitation center—congratulations!

Not a lot of people are able to say goodbye to alcohol addiction. And now that you’re able to graduate from the program, the challenge is how to stay away from temptations and avoid relapse triggers.

Sure, you should be very happy – or probably you’re not even sure what you feel because of mixed emotions.

You may be asking yourself how you would be able to start a new life now that you’re going home. Take note that the cravings and temptations are sure to come up and you may be afraid that you won’t be able to stay sober.

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How Alcohol Affects the Body

How Alcohol Affects the Body

Many people have drinks during conference meetings, events and home parties but hardly anyone gives a thought on how alcohol affects the body.

Excessive alcohol intake during an event or a party may turn the evening into much fun but the morning starts terribly with head rush also referred as hang over.

Now this is merely the short term damage of alcohol. Those people who are regular alcoholics or an occasional person having more than regular drinks at once should be ready for the horrific onslaught of alcohol on entire body and mind.… Read More