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Will I Learn to Trust Again After Being Betrayed?

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Learning to trust again after being betrayed is not an easy task. There are many steps you need to take and you need to be sure to take...

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Do Certain Times of Year Increase the Number of Medications Prescribed?

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Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic of alarming proportions in America today. According to PBS, drug overdoses killed more than...

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4 Things to Know Before Calling Your Insurance Provider About Addiction Treatment

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If you are struggling with an addiction, you are not alone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 23.9 million...

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Why Does a Crackdown on One Drug Lead to Rise in Another?

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Addiction to drugs is an epidemic in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2012 almost 24 million people...

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Doctor or Dealer: Where Do Most Drugs Come From?

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Alcohol and marijuana are the only substances of abuse that have a higher rate of abuse than prescription drugs. The Centers for Disease...

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How Drug Use Is Viewed in the Middle East

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Many countries in the Middle East have an extreme religious conservatism that plays a role in legislation. For example alcohol consumption...

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Are There Any International Efforts to Fight Addiction?

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Battles against drug and alcohol abuse have been raging in the United States for decades. Addiction-fighting campaigns have also been...

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Why Do Doctors Prescribe Addictive Prescription Drugs?

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In a pharmaceutical marketing study, the Health Affairs journal in 2000 found that most people view prescription drugs as being safer than...

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Pros and Cons of a High Deductible

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  Health insurance provides a measure of protection against the risk of medical expenses. People pay regular premiums for their...

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Is Prescription Drug Abuse Still an Epidemic?

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Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic. The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the 2010 Clinical Pharmacology &...

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What Prescription Drugs Were Abused Most in 2013?

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health nearly 16 million Americans are swept up in the prescription drug epidemic. Some of...

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Answers to Frequently Asked Intervention Questions

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The word intervention can bring up any number of confusing images. Recent reality shows on television have created an image of what an...

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Wounded Veterans and Prescription Addiction

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Being a soldier in today’s military is a heroic and selfless act. To put one’s life in danger to protect the citizens of the United...

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The Dangers of Self-Medicating Chronic Headaches

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Most people experience the occasional headache, but a chronic condition involves incessant, disabling headaches that regularly flare up...

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Lyme Disease and Drug Abuse

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According to the American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF), Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium passed along by diseased ticks. If bitten...

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Plastic Surgery and Alcohol Addiction

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Alcohol abuse is defined as a drinking pattern that results in one or more of the following situations within a 12-month...

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Is Addiction a Selfish Disease?

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From the outside looking in, addiction can seem like a selfish lifestyle. Family, friends and other loved ones may assume that an addict is...

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Chronic Back Pain and Prescription Drug Addiction

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When people think of drug addicts, they usually visualize someone abusing illegal substances and destroying her life. But, when addressing...

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How Family Can Challenge Your Sobriety

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Family members can play a key role in both preventing and stopping an addiction according to a study published by the Drug and Alcohol...

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Dangers of Getting Prescription Drugs from Friends

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According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prescription drugs are licensed medications regulated by law that...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Addiction

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Body dysmorphic disorder is a serious mental illness that can cause an individual to go to extreme measures to improve upon aspects of...

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Pros and Cons of Decriminalizing Drug Addiction

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As several US states have recently decided to legalize medical or even recreational marijuana and moves are afoot to decriminalize drug...

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Detecting Addiction Problems in Elderly Patients

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For most medical professionals, it can be easy to identify when one of their patients begins battling with either drug or alcohol...

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Women, Depression, and Addiction

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Many women tend to put the needs of others before their own. While this can certainly appear to help keep their families and work-life...

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Repercussions of Positive Drug Tests in Newborns

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Having a baby is usually a joyous occasion for women and their families; however, some women experience a different result when their...

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How Can Digital Drug Use Lead to Addiction?

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It seems that everything has gone digital since the technology revolution, including drug use. While the term may sound like it refers to...

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What Is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a condition suffered by newborn infants who were exposed to certain drugs while still in the womb. The...

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Recreational Alcohol Use among 18-25 Year-Olds

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The recreational use of alcohol by 18-25 year olds is constantly increasing in our culture. Although driven largely by partying college...

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Prescription Drug Use Problems among 25-40 Year Olds

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Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. According to the most recent Monitoring the Future study,...

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Is Smoking Nutmeg Dangerous?

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Nutmeg is a spice that is often used in eggnog and cakes, but when smoked or ingested at high doses, this tangy spice can be...

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Hepatitis and Prescription Drug Abuse

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Many are not aware of the connection between hepatitis and prescription drug abuse. In fact, the two often go hand in hand. First of all,...

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Dangers of Bath Salts from China

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A type of synthetic drug, bath salts are widely promoted as a drug to enhance the club experience. While the name bath salts may give the...

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What Is Chemical Endangerment of a Child?

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Chemical endangerment of a child refers to exposing a child to an illegal drug or an environment where illegal drugs are made or sold. It...

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Health Hazards Associated with Binge Drinking

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Binge drinking is not just limited to the typical college party with kegs. While binge drinking is common across campuses nationwide, it...

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Flight Attendants and Addiction

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High-stress jobs are known to contribute to increased rates of substance abuse and addiction. The job of a flight attendant is one such...

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Money as a Trigger for Drug Use

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For many addicts money is a powerful abuse trigger. Just having a $20 bill is enough to send many users straight to their dealers. For an...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Prescription Drug Addiction

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There is currently no prescription drug treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), but it is common for individuals with CFS to...

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Anesthesiologists and Addiction

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Addiction is a universal disease that can affect individuals of all social statuses and occupations. As surprising as it may be,...

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Veterinarians and Addiction

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While veterinarians are medical professionals just like doctors, nurses and other healthcare employees, some veterinarians may find it...

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Pilots and Addiction

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Becoming an airline pilot requires years of intense training and preparation. As exciting and rewarding as the career can be, it frequently...

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Addiction Help for Members of the Hispanic Community

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Hispanics face special challenges when it comes to treating substance abuse and addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and...

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Addiction and Pharmacy Fraud

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Drug diversion is defined as the illegal distribution, abuse or unintended use of prescription drugs and can often be involved in cases of...

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Do Genetics Impact Addiction Recovery?

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For years researchers have been studying the impact that genetics has on addiction. While there have been no concrete conclusions about the...

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Finding a Social Identity Outside of Addiction

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A person’s social identity is tied into how they view themselves as an individual in society, where they fit in and through what actions...

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Police Officers and Drug Addiction

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Police officers and other emergency workers such as first responders often face an increased risk for developing a drug addiction due to...

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Is There a Connection between Prostitution and Drug or Alcohol Addiction?

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There are many connections between prostitution and drug or alcohol addiction, and an addiction to drugs or alcohol is often an integral...

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Overcoming Shyness and Addiction

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It is completely normal to feel shy occasionally and especially in foreign environments or in a group of strangers, but for some people...

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