Recovery Blog

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, also called K2, Spice and “fake weed,” is a drug that has only emerged in the last several years. When it first was being distributed, K2 and Spice promised similar effects to marijuana and said that these effects were created by releasing...

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Managing Anger in Recovery

In the world today, there are a lot of things to be angry about. Or are there? Why is anger such a part of everyday life? For people in recovery, it can be a dangerous or toxic emotion. Anger is shown on tv more often that sadness or happiness. On police dramas and...

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Substance Abuse Among Doctors and Nurses

Jobs in the medical field can be some of the most rewarding, as well as the most stressful. And just like all other humans, they can get sick, too. In fact, studies have shown that those in the medical field, including doctors and nurses, suffer from substance abuse...

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Trauma and Addiction

May people with substance abuse disorders have experienced abuse or trauma in their lives before struggling with alcohol or drugs. (Abuse in this context means physical, emotional and sexual abuse.) Trauma can be derived from both abuse and other events, such as being...

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Men, Addiction and Recovery: Special Issues

Addiction has been recognized as a disease of the brain that changes the way the user thinks, feels and acts. As a disorder, addiction and substance abuse affect everyone differently. Although both genders experience addiction, often men and women experience their...

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