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19 Is Soma addictive?

Is Soma addictive?

April 10th, 2011

The short answer is yes, Soma can be addictive. Learn who gets addicted to Soma and how to recognize proper use from abuse here.

9 Top 10 addictive sleep aids

Top 10 addictive sleep aids

April 9th, 2011

Worried about getting addicted to sleeping aids? Know the difference between sleeping pill tolerance and sleep aid addiction? We review the top 10 brand name addictive sleep aids here.

1 Art shows and addiction

Art shows and addiction

April 6th, 2011

With art as a method of addressing addiction, everyone can understand the message of recovery. Young, old, rich, poor. Learn some key lessons in setting up addiction art exhibitions and how art shows can help advance the cause of addiction educators.

31 Top 10 effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse

Top 10 effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse

March 29th, 2011

The most effective way to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse is to promote a child’s mental health. Designed for parents, this quick guide identifies effective ways to reduce teenage drug and alcohol abuse with a summary of recommendations from government experts.

16 Why do drug addicts seek snake bites to get high?

Why do drug addicts seek snake bites to get high?

March 26th, 2011

A case study published in March 2011 of two addicts in India has uncovered a new way that addicts can get high: snakebites. But why do people subject themselves to a potentially deadly amount of venom? And what type of person would resort to this extreme? More on snake bites and addiction here.

4 Admitting drinking to an AA sponsor

Admitting drinking to an AA sponsor

March 20th, 2011

Fear, anger, and shame are all a part of the cycle of addiction. But you are not alone. Should you admit a drinking episode to a sponsor? What can you expect? More on admitting drinking to an AA sponsor here.

80 How to find an AA sponsor (10 tips)

How to find an AA sponsor (10 tips)

March 19th, 2011

Finding a sponsor is one of the most important steps on the road to recovery. 10 tips on how to find an AA sponsor, plus finding the right sponsor for you and ideas maybe you didn’t think of yet.

91 Is AA a cult?

Is AA a cult?

March 18th, 2011

In some ways, AA shares characteristics with cults. In other ways, AA may seem like a religion. But where does Alcoholics Anonymous fall within the sociological practice of its beliefs? Is AA truly a cult?

6 Street names for over the counter drugs

Street names for over the counter drugs

March 17th, 2011

People use over the counter (OTC) drugs to either get high or to manufacture illegal and illicit drugs (methamphetamine). So what are these medications called on the streets? Learn the top street names for over the counter drugs here.

1 Co-occurring disorders and compulsive gambling

Co-occurring disorders and compulsive gambling

March 10th, 2011

We hear from a nationally certified gambling counselor about why problem gamblers need to treat underlying mental health conditions AT THE SAME TIME as treating gambling problems. More on what causes co-occuring disorders and how to assess co-occuring disorders with compulsive gambling addiction here.

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