The Harmful and Deadly Effects of Cocaine

The Harmful and Deadly Effects of Cocaine

Cocaine increases the level of dopamine in the brain. Cocaine can be smoked, injected, or inhaled and the effects are felt immediately. The brain rapidly releases dopamine, and produces the euphoric feelings. Cocaine is very addictive, harmful, and can be

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Staying Connected After Treatment

Staying Connected After Treatment

Addiction changes us internally and externally. It interferes with many aspects of our lives. When we are addicted, we are held hostage to using drugs and alcohol. Addiction makes us feel isolated, lonely, scared, and helpless. When you enter treatment,

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Family Healing After Addiction

Family Healing After Addiction

Addiction is a family disease and affects the lives of those who struggle with it and the lives of loved ones. Treatment prepares your loved one for a new, sober lifestyle in recovery. Healing from addiction takes time and a

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Things you Should Bring to Treatment

Things you Should Bring to Treatment

Packing for your stay in treatment can be overwhelming. Knowing what you should bring to treatment beforehand will be less stressful. There are some things you should bring to treatment and others that are not permitted. When packing for your

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Changes to Expect in Early Recovery

Changes to Expect in Early Recovery

Early recovery from addiction can be very challenging. Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life. The brain changes physically and physiologically, and becomes dependent on drugs and alcohol to function. Addiction puts an enormous emotional strain on relationships with

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Health Complications Associated with Alcohol Abuse

Health Complications Associated with Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol imposes serious health complications to your body physically, physiologically, and mentally. Alcohol makes an impact on major organs in the human body including the nervous system. Alcohol abuse can lead to liver damage, kidney failure, lung infections, and puts

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Keeping a Journal in Addiction Recovery

Keeping a Journal in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is complex and wreaks havoc on a person’s mental, physical, and spiritual health. Addiction changes the way the brain works and makes the brain dependent on drugs or alcohol to function. People often abuse drugs and alcohol to cope

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What Happens to the Body When it's Addicted

What Happens to the Body When it’s Addicted

The human body has organs that function together to keep a person alive. These organs need to stay healthy and are essential to survival. Addiction can lead to heart complications, liver failure, kidney disease, and changes brain chemistry. The brain

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