How Addiction Affects the Brain

Addiction starts in the brain. It does not happen because of bad choices, or, because of a lack of self-control, or, because of a weak will.  It happens because your brain is predisposed to addic...

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How to Recognize Addiction

Learning how to recognize addiction is important.  Addiction is a huge part of our culture. Nearly 40% of Americans struggle with addiction to an illegal substance.  This number doesn't incl...

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Can Addiction Cause Depression?

Can addiction cause depression?  That's a great question.  You might have trouble distinguishing the symptoms of addiction from the symptoms of depression. But, don't worry.  There are ...

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10 Ways to Stop Binge Eating + A Daily Food Journal to Help You Break Bad Eating Habits

Binge eating happens when a person feels an uncontrollable, urgent need to eat a large amount of food in a short period. It's often a response to feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. If you are ex...

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Why Is Spirituality in Addiction Recovery Important?

Can spirituality in addiction recovery be difficult for some people to grasp early on? So often, religion has let people down. It was either because an influential person in the church abused their po...

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5 Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult children of alcoholics spend most of their lives being plagued by the struggles of growing up with a parent who has an active addiction. A large part of this is due to the fact that they were ne...

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How Addiction Works

One of the first steps to getting the help you need is by understanding how addiction works. 

We've all heard a lot about addiction: it changes you, it will ruin your life, it will make you a liar, it will send you to jail.

While these are some of the worst effects of addiction, it's not really how addiction works. 

Addiction is a disease that starts in your brain.

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Why Addiction is a Brain Disease

There is a lot of stigmas attached to having an addiction, but what most people don't understand is that addiction is a brain disease. There has been recent scientific evidence that has drastically ch...

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7 Necessary Steps to Recovery From Alcoholism

The task of recovery can seem less daunting if you follow the steps to recovery from alcoholism. If you've considered that you might have an addiction to alcohol that's causing you distress at work or...

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Gambling Addiction – Its Diagnosis and Treatment

It is said that gambling is a family disease

One person may be addicted but the whole family suffers.

Gambling addiction appears in several forms, some are more subtle than others.

Before we get into all that, let's define gambling. 

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How to Rebuild a Life After Addiction

If you're reading this, then you or someone you know is struggling with addiction. 

It can be a difficult road to recovery, but it's possible to rebuild your life after addiction.

The journey to rebuilding your life can be a challenging one, however, it's a strong positive that you are here seeking out tips, strategies, and ideas to help you get there.

This information is for informational purposes. 

If you need professional help, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Here are some tips to consider when rebuilding a life after addiction.

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Ideas to Help With Internet Addiction

The internet is no doubt an important resource, but what if it's a problem and you need help with internet addiction? The first step is to realize you have a problem, which you have done by findi...

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Coping with Anger and Alcohol

Alcohol should be enjoyed responsibly and in moderation. It can pair well with a nice meal, or simply add some fun to a party. However, for many people, anger and alcohol go hand in hand. Problems wit...

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6 Awesome Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can bring great joy to our hearts, but for people living in recovery, this time of year can be a trigger. With all the stress of cooking, buying gifts, or traveling, staying sober during ...

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How Does Alcohol Abuse Differ from Alcoholism?

There is a big difference between alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Many people don't understand the difference, and often mistake abuse for addiction. In this blog post, we will discuss the key differenc...

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