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Learn how to relieve neck pain without drugs

How to Relieve Neck Pain Without Drugs

Using opiates to treat neck pain is risky business, and it is not a viable long-term solution. People quickly become addicted to these medicines, and they can hinder people from living a full and happy life. People wonder how to relieve neck pain without the use of addictive chemicals, but have a hard time finding…

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Physical and Psychological Dependence of Addiction

One of the most difficult parts of beating an addiction to drugs or alcohol is dealing with the dependence you’ve developed. As your body and brain become more dependent on a substance, trying to quit can bring on various symptoms of withdrawal. Many people want to quit and have tried to, but the symptoms of…

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Tips for Finding a Job After Recovery From an Addiction

Finding a job after recovery is something that plays a significant role. Reducing the likeliness of relapse after leaving rehab. For many individuals, entering rehab for several months at a time will require them to put their careers on hold. Others choose to have a fresh start by making a career change. Whatever the reason,…

What is Step 11 of the 12 Steps Program

Step 11 of the 12 Steps: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry it out. As you begin Step 11 of the 12 Steps, you may recall that our post on Step Two…

Arthritis Awareness Month 2019 in Texas

Arthritis Awareness Month

May is recognized as Arthritis Awareness Month in the United States, with 54 million adults and 300,000 children currently diagnosed with some type of arthritis. Arthritis Awareness Month is organized by the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of those afflicted with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation raises money to support research on…

What is Step 6 of the 12 Steps Program?

Step Six of the 12 Steps: We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “All these defects of character” refers to, of course, all the “wrongs” that came out privately in Step Four and were confessed in Step Five of the 12 Steps. In the relief of getting things out in…

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Stress Management Techniques for Addiction

Today, we’ll explore stress management techniques to overcome the perfectionism habit and live a lower-stress, more fulfilling, and higher-achieving life. First, though, there are a few things to understand about stress and how to deal with it. Perfectionism may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is not merely a bad habit but a mental…

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What Is GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate)?

2 What Is GHB? Understanding This Drug Gamma hydroxybutyrate depresses the central nervous system and has potential side effects as serious as death. GHB is a federally controlled substance. This means that you could also face serious legal trouble if you possess or sell GHB. Legislation targets it as a date-rape drug because of its…

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What Are Side Effects of Xanax?

Benzodiazepines are prescription medications used to treat conditions related to anxiety. Due to their calming effect, benzodiazepines like Xanax are highly effective in treating symptoms related to anxiety and panic attack disorders. Unfortunately, because the effects of Xanax are so powerful, the medication is prone to abuse. Xanax is one of the most prescribed medications…

What is Step 2 of the 12 Steps Program?

Continuing our series on the 12 Steps. with Step Two of the 12 Steps Step Two of the 12 Steps: We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Although Alcoholics Anonymous first popularized the term “Higher Power” in the 1930s, few people then could have foreseen the exponential multiplication…

Addiction Recovery is a Work in Progress

You may have seen some version of this slogan: “Please be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet.” Yes, we remain a work in progress throughout our lives. We all have setbacks and relapses, false starts and blind alleys. Those who refuse to accept that truth, and who demand mistake-proof performance from themselves, are doomed…

Recognize Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms

The decision to stop using heroin is not an easy one to make. To begin with, heroin and other opioids create a most devious addiction. The fact an addiction can appear within a couple weeks of taking the first dose is a testament to just how insidious this drug is. As someone contemplates climbing out…