You Can’t Do It Alone

Most people think that they can overcome a life-controlling problem on their own. They believe enlisting the help of other people is a sign of weakness. They are wrong. The dynamics of entrapment hold us tightly. Self-deception ...

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Don’t Give Up – Overcoming Addiction

People who struggle with personal problems have usually done so over a long period of time.  Many times they have tried to change or to stop what they're doing, only to fail repeatedly.  They become very discouraged.  They may ...

5 Myths About Addiction

MYTH 1: Overcoming addiction is a simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want to. Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These b...

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Signs of Drug Addiction

Although different drugs have different physical effects, the symptoms of addiction are similar. See if you recognize yourself in the following signs and symptoms of substance abuse and addiction. If so, consider talking to someon...

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Warning Signs – Family and Friends

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs: Physical warning signs of drug abuse B...

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How Does an Addiction Develop?

People who experiment with drugs continue to use them because the substance either makes them feel good, or stops them from feeling bad. In many cases, however, there is a fine line between regular use and drug abuse and addiction...

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How can I tell if they are on Drugs?

Many people wonder how they can identify whether or not someone is on drugs. Many times when people are using drugs there are things that you can look for in order to identify whether or not they may be using drugs. Also, each dru...