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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work For Addiction?

You may have wondered, “Can mindfulness meditation work for addiction, and if so, how?” Studies show that mindfulness meditation practices benefit people who suffer from substance use disorder in their recovery efforts. Accredited rehab facilities have known this all along. They’ve seen proof in the thousands of former substance abusers that have successfully completed mindfulness…

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Addiction and Your Physical Health: Marijuana Abuse Opens You Up to Covid-19 Dangers

As the coronavirus rapidly spreads across the nation, a growing number of people are worried about their lung health. Unfortunately, marijuana smokers may not be among these individuals because they think that their habit is “safe.” That conception is sadly mistaken. Any type of addiction and physical health problem – even marijuana smoking – could…

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Fun Sober Activities

While addiction and substance abuse disorders are prevalent, roughly 10% of adults in the United States are actively recovering. During recovery, it can be hard to discover fun sober activities. When you struggle with addiction, your life revolves around your substance of choice, which can make it hard to find ways to have fun without…

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Emotional Effects of Alcohol

Although legal, alcohol is one of the most highly addictive psychoactive substances in the world. Like other psychoactive substances, alcohol can lead to physical and psychological dependence. The emotional effects of alcohol can also be damaging. Since alcohol lowers your inhibitions, intoxication can cause you to argue and fight with others. In fact, drinking also…

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Myths About Drugs

Substance abuse disorders and addiction impact more than 23 million Americans annually, making addiction an epidemic. Unlike certain conditions like infections, addiction is a chronic and incurable condition. While some myths about drugs include things like you can’t get addicted from just one use, the truth is that all psychoactive substances can lead to physical…

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How to have a Sober Thanksgiving

Sober Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is often a time of reflection and celebration that brings families and friends together. For some, however, Thanksgiving can also be a trigger for addiction relapse. This is especially true if an addict is surrounded by people who regularly drink alcohol during the holiday. It becomes difficult to experience a sober Thanksgiving.…