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Dangers of Prescription Drugs and Signs of Abuse

Hundreds of people all over the world misuse and abuse prescription drugs, whether it be intentionally or unintentionally.

Prescription drug misuse can be described as using prescription medication in a way that is not intended by the prescribing doctor.

This could mean that taking someone else’s prescribed medication, taking more than what your doctor has prescribed. For example – regularly taking twice as many tranquilisers as prescribed.

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The Importance of Positive Self-Talk During Addiction Recovery

Positive self-talk is an essential part of our daily lives but is particularly important during the process of addiction recovery.

Without even realizing it, we are constantly engaging in an internal dialogue with ourselves. This conversation takes place almost all day, every single day.

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How Being in Nature Assists with Addiction Recovery

There are many additional activities that we can incorporate into our lives during the process of addiction recovery which can be instrumental in our path towards sobriety.

Addiction recovery is not just about no longer using a substance; it’s about finding new ways to enjoy our lives, or remembering what gave us joy before we became addicted.

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4 Major Benefits of Exercise for Addiction Recovery

There is no doubt that physical activity is good for the mind, body and soul. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that there are several, far-reaching benefits of exercise for addiction recovery.

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The Benefits & Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Nutrition and addiction recovery work hand in hand as a successful journey towards sobriety depends largely on a healthy body and mind.

Many people who suffer from addiction are more prone to malnourishment and various deficiencies which can cause major illness and other unwanted, physical side-effects.Nutrition and Addiction

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Addiction and Isolation are Closely Connected

Addiction and isolation are very closely related. Sometimes feelings of isolation can cause a person to turn to substance abuse, while long-term substance abuse and addiction can further exacerbate isolation.

This can easily lead a person feeling completely detached from the people around them, overall society and even themselves.

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Domestic Violence and Addiction – How are they linked?

There is an uncomfortably close link between domestic violence and addiction; substance abuse is often the cause of domestic violence, while domestic violence can just as well cause substance abuse.

Therefore, both substance abuse and domestic violence are considered the cause and effect of the other, and when investigating the one the other should always be considered.

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Am I an Addict? How Casual Use Can Turn into Addiction

If you find yourself using recreational drugs or alcohol casually or only in social situations, you may have never felt the need to ask yourself “am I an addict?”.

However, have you ever stopped to wonder what the implications of using substances regularly, even if it’s only on weekends, can be?

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Addiction Recovery and Telling People You're Sober

Although addiction recovery has many rewards, the one thing many recovered addicts fear is sharing the fact that they are now sober.

The sad reality is that there is a degree of shame that is associated with being sober, because of the stigma attached to being an addict.

However, being sober is something that every recovered addict should be proud of because it means that you have overcome one of the hardest obstacles you will ever face.

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Conflict Management and Addiction Recovery

Conflict management is arguably one of the most critical dimensions of the multifaceted process of addiction treatment and recovery.

Avoiding conflict is not always possible and by knowing how to resolve it in a healthy and effective way, we open up various doors towards improvement and growth on many levels.

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