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April 3, 2017
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2 Essential Tips For Finding Yourself After Getting Lost In Codependency

If you look at the definition of codependency in its broadest possible terms, everyone gets a little codependent now and then. Melody Beattie is considered to be one of the most prominent experts on codependency […]
March 9, 2017
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The Nightmare Of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

There were Quaaludes. Barbiturates. Pills that were taking America by storm. At one point, America become so hooked on these life-changing pills that they started suffering withdrawals. They couldn’t sleep, they were anxious, and they […]
December 26, 2016
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Why Drug Screening Is Important For Treating Addiction

Drug screening as part of an addiction treatment program comes under some controversy. Questions arise regarding the validity and necessity of regular drug screening. Additionally, many treatment centers take advantage of drug screening opportunities, charging […]
September 12, 2016
Myths about Men and Vulnerability

Myths about Men and Vulnerability

Brene Brown has popularized the idea of being vulnerable with her self-help talks on The Power of Vulnerability. Despite the growth of this progressive new age era of self-help spirituality, vulnerability still seems gender-specific. Men […]
July 26, 2016
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That One Serious Guy at the Gym: Body Dysmorphia in Men

Male eating disorders are on the rise. Pressure on physical appearance has been largely seen as a female issue since so much of advertising, marketing, and media revolve around female objectification. However, in this rising […]
June 24, 2016
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Legalization Vs. Medicalization Vs. Decriminalization: Understanding Drug Policy Reform

The world is in a state of crisis when it comes to figuring out how to approach the problem of drugs. At the core is a very dire issue: saving lives. In some areas, death […]
June 22, 2016
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Spotting Manipulative Behaviors

Manipulation is everywhere. At the core, it is the basis of our communication system. Essentially, we manipulate sounds to express thoughts and form words. We then use those words to create sentences to communicate ideas, […]
June 21, 2016
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Social Media Addiction

Social media is more irresistible than sex. The desire to engage in activity on Facebook or other social media sites is stronger and harder to resist than the desire for sex, or even for addictive […]
June 14, 2016
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Is Caffeine a Drug?

Caffeine is definitely seen by many as a necessity to the early recovery process for those in treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. Some treatment centers do not allow sugars and caffeine drinks in an […]