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Smoking Addiction Facts Of all addictive drugs, nicotine is one of the most widely used. The use of nicotine stems from the smoking tobacco, which is mainly found in cigarettes. While most people think that cigarette smokin... February 8, 2013
Drug Addiction Facts Most people believe that drug addiction stems from someone that lacks morals or the willpower to say ‘no’ to using illicit substances. While the initial decision to take drugs is typically a voluntary... February 5, 2013
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Costs of Addiction Treatment: How Do You Recover From Drug Addiction or Alc... This article was written by Lisa Frederiksen. It was republished on with permission. Costs of addiction treatment can put many rehab programs beyond the reach of people desperate to... January 17, 2013
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The Agenda-Setting Chart The Agenda-Setting Chart is a tool that helps someone set several goals, the achievement of which will help him or her accomplish a larger, long-term goal. This chart is especially useful when the ma... January 15, 2013
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The Readiness to Change Ruler: Are You Ready to Change? The Readiness to Change Ruler is exactly what it sounds like: a tool used to assess how ready or willing someone is to change. The ruler is a continuum from “Not prepared to change” to “Already chang... January 11, 2013
Helping an addict navigate the holidays The holidays are often a joyous time, but for an addict, they can be stressful. Situations abound where there is alcohol, stressors come more into focus and money is often a concern around this time... December 18, 2012
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Curing an Addiction with Emotional Freedom Techniques If you’ve ever seen someone practicing Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFTs), you may have thought this person was acting rather oddly. The techniques are not for the easily embarrassed, but they do see... December 13, 2012
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Letting Go of a Past Addiction Once you’ve managed to break free from an addiction, another obstacle awaits you: letting go of the bad memories associated with the addict you used to be. Focusing on what you lost and who you hurt c... December 3, 2012
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Children of Drug & Alcohol Addicted Parents According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can lead to lifelong problems if the child or teen doesn’t receive help and support. About 25 per... November 27, 2012
How to Change an Addictive Personality While everyone is prone to developing an addiction, some are more prone than others because they have what is referred to as an addictive personality. People with this type of personality are more sus... November 20, 2012