Spiritual Recovery from Addiction

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Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease. It takes a heavy toll on your body and your mind. But have you ever considered how much of a toll it takes on your spirit? A successful recovery from addiction depends on physical, mental, and spiritual recovery from addiction and repairing the connections between the three.  …

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How to Deal with Gaslighting and Addiction

Simultaneously dealing with gaslighting and addiction can be difficult and complicated. Understanding how to deal with gaslighting in a relationship, regardless of if it’s platonic, familial, or romantic, starts with understanding what exactly gaslighting is.  Being gaslighted can especially make you feel crazy when it comes from someone with an addiction. To avoid falling into …

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When Is Medical Detox Necessary?

Everyone has different needs when it comes to treating alcohol use disorder, a condition that can be diagnosed when your pattern of alcohol use is problematic and causes significant distress. It can range from mild to severe, depending on how many symptoms you have. The care you’ll need depends in part on where you fall …

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What is Narcan?

Narcan is a brand name for naloxone. It’s a medicine that can rapidly reverse the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan is an opioid antagonist. This means it attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids. It can quickly restore normal breathing to someone whose breathing …

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Is Nicotine a Stimulant or Depressant?

Nicotine is the main “psychoactive” ingredient in most tobacco products. Its function is to speed up the communication between the brain and the body and enhance the chemical effect of tobacco products. Nicotine is also the component of tobacco products (and many e-cig products) that causes addiction, which makes it necessary to seek out a …

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Does Detox Tea Work?

As of late, social media sites and apps are filled with influencers promising individuals that they have a magical cure that can make them skinnier, healthier, smarter or a combination of all three. Some even promise individuals that they have tea that can detox their bodies of substances. So, does detox tea work? If so, …

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Addiction Warning Signs

Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite …

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