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Archive for June, 2009

Methamphamphetamine, Also known as Crystal Meth.

Jun 30th, 2009 | By

Crystal meth, medically known as methamphetamine, is a sympathomimetic drug and a psychostimulant. Crystal meth has powerful effects on the brain, which release dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin. It is a highly addictive drug. Methamphetamine is commonly known as meth, ice drug, crystal and glass. Meth addiction is on the increase and crystal meth is the subject of many anti-drug campaigns. The Effects of Methamphetamine The effects of crystal meth on
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Relapse – Causes and Prevention of Relapse

Jun 26th, 2009 | By

Knowledge of relapse and relapse prevention concepts is a critical piece of the recovery picture. What you don’t know can kill you. Part of the definition of addiction to alcohol and drugs includes the fact that it is a relapsing disease. That means that while it is not necessarily a fact that all people will relapse, it does happen with a frequency that cannot and should not be ignored. But
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Cocaine – The Side Affects It has On The Brain

Jun 26th, 2009 | By

Cocaine is a very powerful stimulant that has significant affects on the brain and has an extremely high potential for drug addiction. A highly addictive substance, Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the leaves of the Coca plant native to South America. It is usually seen in a powdered form, as a powdered hydrochloride salt which is most commonly snorted, although it is also dissolved and injected. Crack is
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Drug and Alcohol Cravings

Jun 24th, 2009 | By

What To Do When Cravings Strike And Threaten Your RecoveryBy Bill Urell Drug and alcohol cravings will occur even when working a solid addiction recovery program, sure as the sun will rise tomorrow. Having stopped drug and alcohol use, the frequency, intensity and duration of cravings differ from person to person. The bad news is they occur; the good news is that over time they generally lessen in frequency and
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Recovery with Terence T. Gorski

Jun 4th, 2009 | By

Recovery with Terence T. GorskiUnderstanding the Twelve Steps Why It’s Still ImportantBy Terence T. GorskiAlcoholism and The Twelve Steps were the first comprehensive guidelines for recovery that ever worked. Prior to the development of the Twelve Steps, recovery from Alcoholism was still pretty much a hit-or-miss affair depending upon who you could get as a sponsor and how much of the verbal culture of AA your sponsor had correctly internalized.
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