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Does Personality Type Affect Addiction?

As far as substance abuse and addiction are concerned, it is evident that there is no single factor responsible. Addicts vary in gender, age, weight, profession, nearly everything: it’s impossible to categorize addiction, or create a general outline of someone with a...

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Medical Detox: What to Expect

Addiction treatment will take you through many steps and many processes. The first and most integral stage of your recovery will begin with a period of medical detox. 1 out of 3 of our patients at Arizona Addiction Recovery Center will go through medical detox during...

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First Responders: Mental Health and Addiction

First responders deal with stressors and trauma on a monumental level. A daily stressor for the average office worker might be a broken printer or missed deadline. But for firemen, policemen, paramedics, military personnel, and other servicemen, these stressors...

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The Role of Ego in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from drug addiction is not an easy feat. People who, luckily, do not go through it often wonder why addicts find it so difficult to control their urges for their addiction. For them, walking away from their addiction and following the path to recovery may...

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Antidepressants Addiction

Our understanding of mental health is steadily increasing. This means that more people are seeking treatment to deal with serious issues like anxiety and depression. Sure, antidepressants are the leading and the most popular treatment for a number of disorders but...

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Substance Abuse and Risk of HIV/AIDS Among Addicts

Illicit substance abuse is rather common in people with viral infections such as HIV/AIDS. Nearly 50% of the people with HIV/AIDS are reported to have a history of drug abuse disorders. An extensive usage of alcohol or drugs can increase the potential risk for the...

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Weight Gain and Addiction Recovery

Addictions have the power to rob you of the ability to prioritize your needs. When the top priority on your to-do list lies in the acquisition or consumption of drugs, it’s easy to forget to tend to even the most basic of needs. These include eating consistently,...

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The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

When those who are suffering from substance abuse make the eight dimensions of wellness a part of their life's daily routine, it's possible to see an improvement in their physical and mental health. To experience wellness, one must be in a good place mentally and...

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Benefits of Community Service During Recovery

Recovery is a time of realization. You’re establishing yourself again, re-discovering your purpose in life, and making active changes to maintain sobriety. Once you’ve reached a stable state of recovery, it is likely that you’ll look back on all of the outlets and the...

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Bath Salts: What You Need To Know

When a person is suffering from an addiction, they are no longer in control. The desire to get high can be an urge so strong that some individuals turn to unconventional substances in order to experience any type of mood/behavioral change. One of these substances is...

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Mac Miller – Understanding Addiction and Mental Health

Mac Miller’s death has created waves among all types of communities: his family, celebrities and his circle of close friends, admiring fans, and those involved in the legal battle regarding opioids and other prescription drugs. The Big Picture Before touching on the...

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Does Personality Type Affect Addiction?

As far as substance abuse and addiction are concerned, it is evident that there is no single factor responsible. Addicts vary in gender, age, weight, profession, nearly everything: it’s impossible to categorize addiction, or create a general outline of someone with a...

read more

Medical Detox: What to Expect

Addiction treatment will take you through many steps and many processes. The first and most integral stage of your recovery will begin with a period of medical detox. 1 out of 3 of our patients at Arizona Addiction Recovery Center will go through medical detox during...

read more

First Responders: Mental Health and Addiction

First responders deal with stressors and trauma on a monumental level. A daily stressor for the average office worker might be a broken printer or missed deadline. But for firemen, policemen, paramedics, military personnel, and other servicemen, these stressors...

read more
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