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What are the Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction? Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug worldwide. Its symptoms vary from user to user, though its long term effects are equally harmful. Immediate Effects Within a few minutes of inhaling marijuan... February 23, 2014
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Three Major Symptoms of Cocaine Use Cocaine is a powerful and addictive drug that can be inhaled through the nose or dissolved in water and injected. The high abuse, high dependency stimulant can cause a number of symptoms depending on... February 16, 2014
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How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor Becoming a substance abuse counselor can be rewarding, though the hours are long and the pay is often low. However, substance abuse counselors are in high demand and therefore a career in this field c... February 9, 2014
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Is Your Child Addicted to Video Games? Learn How to Set Limits If your child is playing video games instead of finishing schoolwork or avoiding social situations, he or she may be addicted to video gaming. The following tips and tricks can wean your child off of... February 2, 2014
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How to Avoid a Diet Pill Addiction If you plan to lose weight with a diet pill, but don’t want to risk addiction, there are a number of ways to use the dieting aid safely. Here are some tips to get the most out of diet pills without ge... January 26, 2014
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How to Manage Triggers During Addiction Recovery Completing treatment for an addiction is an exceptional accomplishment, but the real work starts when you make a commitment to remain sober. Cravings and the desire to numb out make the process diffic... January 17, 2014
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Are You an Internet Addict? While the Internet may be an asset to modern life and time spent online can be productive, overuse can interfere with daily life, work and relationships. It is important to learn about the signs and s... January 10, 2014
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How Do People Become Addicted to Alcohol? Drinking is something that a number of people enjoy, though using the substance to cope or avoid bad feelings can be a sign of addiction. Because alcoholism can sneak up on its victim, it is important... December 14, 2013
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Three Signs You Know You're Addicted to Sugar When sugar is consumed, the body releases feel-good chemicals into the brain, which leads the average person to want more. If you find comfort in reaching for a sugary beverage in the middle of the w... November 29, 2013
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Signs You Could Be a Shopaholic While shopping can be a pleasurable pass time, from spending a Saturday at the mall to gift giving during the holiday season, a shopping or spending habit can sometimes spiral out of control and becom... November 21, 2013