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Addiction and Codependency

Codependency is a controversial concept for a dysfunctional helping relationship where one person supports or enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Wikipedia Have a loved one with an addiction? You could be doing more harm than good! No one can dispute the connection and deep emotional love you have for […]

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Designer Drugs:  An ugly truth

What’s in a name: Designer Drugs and their effects Designer drugs. You may have heard the term in passing conversation, or know someone who is on them. You may even be on them and need help getting off them but don’t know what they are. A designer drug is a synthetic substance that is sold […]

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Addiction and how families deal with addicts.

If there is one thing the world needs to shout loudly about addiction, it is this: Addiction doesn’t only affect one person, the addict, but also their entire family. Being addicted to alcohol or drugs deteriorates the physical health of the addict. It spoils the spirit and impairs their mental activities. It also eats away […]

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Healthy holiday gift ideas for someone in recovery

Holiday shopping can be super tricky for someone in recovery. We all have that someone who is difficult to shop for. Now imagine someone who is going through the journey of addiction recovery – it can be a HUGE hiccup when festive season shopping. If you happen to have a loved one who is on […]

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Understanding Synthetic Marijuana (Spice, K2, Mojo)

Everything you need to know about Synthetic Marijuana The chemicals in synthetic marijuana are designed to have similar qualities to that of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Most commonly spice is ingested via smoking but it can also be added to drinks or added to food as an edible drug. Marijuana […]

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What Happens At Rage Stays At Rage

Wrong!  That’s in a perfect world. What happens at Rage goes on Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat, Twitter the types of social platforms goes on and on. Pictures of you doing things that may embarrass you for years to come will be out there on the internet forever. Not to mention the live options that we are […]

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Suckers for Pain – Lean

Why Lean is Uncool – Downright Dangerous – and will Kill You Last September rapper Lil Wayne once again had to cancel a show when he was hospitalized for multiple violent seizures. While Weezy has struggled with epilepsy throughout his life, it’s no secret that his addiction to Lean (also known as “Sizzurp” or “Purple […]

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Why halfway houses help keep addicts clean

Life is tough, especially when you’ve had your crutch taken away. That’s why halfway houses exist: to offer the support and structure needed to rebuild your life post-addiction. All names have been changed to protect their anonymity. Houghton House halfway Houses. Shaun couldn’t shake his addiction to cocaine. “I tried. Multiple times. Was in and […]

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Porn Addiction – The XXX Factor

Is porn addiction such a big deal? The arrival of the Internet has not only changed the way humans communicate, study, do business and shop; it’s also changed our sexual behaviour dramatically. In fact, the consumption of porn online has mushroomed beyond control with more Porn Addiction sufferers that ever before. A study in 2016 […]

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