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Tips to Overcome a Sugar Addiction Sugar is a powerfully addictive substance. Indulging in candy, cookies, cake, or ice cream introduces us to its captivating quality, which food manufacturers use to their advantage by adding ridiculou... November 13, 2012
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Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse on Society Illegal drug use, alcohol abuse, and smoking cause numerous deaths and have serious economic and social consequences in the United States. The negative effects of addiction and substance abuse affect... November 6, 2012
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Tips to Control a Gambling Problem It's all fun and games until someone gets addicted. If gambling activities are having a negative impact on your life, here are four tips to regain control of your spending and avoid developing a gambl... October 30, 2012
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How to Help Someone Get Through Withdrawal Helping a loved one get through withdrawal is a great way to show your support, but it can be an extremely trying time for both of you. Depending on the addict’s drug of choice, the withdrawal process... October 19, 2012
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Drug Addiction Recovery Statistics The road to recovery is hardly ever smooth, typically involving at least one relapse but often several of them. Unfortunately, many addicts will enter and re-enter addiction treatment programs without... October 17, 2012
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How to Avoid Adderall Addiction Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The drug is classified as an amphetamine, meaning that it can be addictive if a... October 11, 2012
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The Reality of Prescription Painkiller Addiction (Part II) Addiction to prescription pain medication is a widespread issue, but it is also a widely misunderstood one. There are several myths surrounding the use and misuse of prescription painkillers, which ca... October 8, 2012
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The Reality of Prescription Painkiller Addiction (Part I) Addiction to prescription pain medication is a widespread issue, but it is also a widely misunderstood one. There are several myths surrounding the use and misuse of prescription painkillers, which ca... October 4, 2012
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Planning a Successful Intervention If a friend or family member is battling a dangerous addiction, an intervention may be the push that person needs to seek treatment. Planning an intervention can be tricky, and success is not guarant... October 2, 2012
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Addictive Personality Disorder Symptoms People who have addictive personality disorder are more susceptible to developing an addiction to drugs and alcohol as well as gambling, pornography, sex, food, exercise, video games, and anything els... September 27, 2012