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4 Staying clean and sober

Staying clean and sober

June 26th, 2011

Staying clean and sober: 5 things you can do in a crisis. Learn how to deal with a crisis and remain clean and sober here.

Making amends and how to forgive

Making amends and how to forgive

June 24th, 2011

Making amends is one key to recovery. But learning how to forgive might be even more important. More on learning forgiveness for successful addiction recovery here.

14 Non narcotic pain medication

Non narcotic pain medication

June 22nd, 2011

What other kinds of pain meds are there that are NOT a narcotic? Dr. Burson lists alternatives to narcotic pain medication here.

31 Why do people become addicted?

Why do people become addicted?

June 21st, 2011

Addiction is a complex and confusing disorder. Why do some people become addicted to substances or behaviors and others don't? We try to explain why here.

23 Why do people start drinking alcohol? Top 10 reasons

Why do people start drinking alcohol? Top 10 reasons

June 19th, 2011

Many people start to drink at an early age. But what factors may predict early drinking and why do people start drinking alcohol in the first place? More here.

5 Is it wrong to be selfish in early recovery?

Is it wrong to be selfish in early recovery?

June 18th, 2011

Is it wrong to be selfish when you're newly clean and sober? Yes. And no. We review both sides of the argument for and against selfishness in addiction recovery here.

40 Why do people start smoking? Top 10 reasons

Why do people start smoking? Top 10 reasons

June 16th, 2011

Most people who smoke start around or before age 18. Top 10 reasons people start smoking (based on research!) here.

5 Am I a Facebook addict? 10 signs of Facebook addiction

Am I a Facebook addict? 10 signs of Facebook addiction

June 15th, 2011

Are you addicted to Facebook? Check out these signs of addiction to evaluate your Facebook use.

467 What happens to the body after you stop drinking alcohol?

What happens to the body after you stop drinking alcohol?

June 11th, 2011

Normally, the body processes alcohol with enzymes. But if you drink heavily over time, the body reacts differently. We explain basic alcohol withdrawal AND alcohol metabolism here. Learn what happens after you stop drinking so that you know what's going on in the body.

9 Zoloft and alcohol

Zoloft and alcohol

June 10th, 2011

Is it safe to drink alcohol and take Zoloft at the same time? We review here.

391 How long does alcohol withdrawal last?

How long does alcohol withdrawal last?

June 8th, 2011

Alcohol withdrawal lasts from several hours to several days, but should be resolved within 7 days after your last drink. More on what affects the length of alcohol withdrawal symptoms here.

2Why do women think husbands are sex addicts?

Why do women think husbands are sex addicts?

June 23rd, 2011

Are all husbands sex addicts? Check out the difference between a healthy libido and sex addiction here.

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Halfway & 3/4 recovery houses – 5 things any sober living facility MUST have

June 17th, 2011

Halfway houses can help get you clean and sober - or they can trigger a relapse. Learn the five (5) things that any half way house or 3/4 recovery house should have in place to support addiction recovery.

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24How long do you have to take Zoloft before it works?

How long do you have to take Zoloft before it works?

June 13th, 2011

Most people wait a 4-6 weeks before they notice improvements for symptoms of depression on Zoloft. But some symptoms ease in 1-2 weeks. More here on how long you take Zoloft before it works.

137Why people use marijuana: Top 10 reasons

Why people use marijuana: Top 10 reasons

June 9th, 2011

Marijuana: medicine or illict drug? Top 10 reasons people use marijuana here, plus a comment section for debate.

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