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If You Are Married to A Drug Addict, Should You Continue to Live with Them and Be Miserable?

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If You Are Married to A Drug Addict, Should You Continue to Live with Them and Be Miserable?   This is one of those questions that I hesitate to answer because there are so many variables to consider. This is a question you need to answer yourself, whether you are the drug addict or the partner of the addict.  Luckily,…

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When Individuals Believe They Need a Drug to Feel Good or Act Normal

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When Individuals Believe They Need a Drug to Feel Good or Act Normal “…there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a weekend, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon…” From the book “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley (1932) is available in the…

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Why is Fentanyl Addictive?

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Why is Fentanyl Addictive? Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid analgesic that is quickly transforming the terrain of the opioid epidemic. It is an effective pain killer used for cancer or people with chronic pain when used correctly. Like morphine, heroin, and other opioids, fentanyl has an effect by attaching to the opioid receptors in areas of our brain that…

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy 

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Speak Multiple Languages and Treat Addiction with Occupational Therapy    I’m turning forty-six this coming September, and I am fluent in four languages now. I am eager to move to another country and learn a new language again. If you have ever had the experience of learning a new language, you probably noticed how in the beginning, you translate in…

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Why Sober Living is Important After Detox?

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Why Sober Living is Important After Detox? Recovering from substance abuse requires effort for the rest of your life. Although detox and a simple rehab program may get you sober, you need a lot of work and assistance for this to become long-term. Going back home after therapy threatens their capacity to stay sober for numerous people. If your life…

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Abusive Relationship Cycle

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A Cycle of Abusive Relationships    I haven’t called the person I last dated, and I just found out she is pregnant. I was abandoned as a newborn. As far as I know, my mother had a problem with alcohol and drug abuse, was very young, and could not care for me.  Ever since I was a child, I have…

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Why Does Alcohol Make You Fat?

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Why Does Alcohol Make You Fat? We are accustomed to finding nutrition labels on everything we buy to eat and drink. Have you ever given any thought to how alcohol influences your body weight? Well, it does, and I’ll tell you about it here. It is not just about the glycemic index in alcoholic beverages. It has to do with…

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How to Choose the Best Gym

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How to Choose the Best Gym At La Jolla Recovery, we have seen how aside from our programs, living a healthy life by exercising is essential and backed by research. However, is it indispensable for you to join a gym? Before you go shopping, ask yourself this question, this would be the suggestion of a personal trainer. A gym membership…

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict

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How To Deal with The Manipulation of An Addict When you care about someone who has an addiction, you may find some of their conduct illogical, unsettling and we know this very well here at La Jolla Recovery. Two ordinary threads you can identify in almost all addictions (alcohol, eating, sex, or drugs) are lies and manipulation from the addict….

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How a Simple Life is Better

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How a Simple Life is Better   Our world today is a world of consumerism, the message we are constantly hearing is one of “always needing more but never having enough.” Advertisements bombard us making us think and feel that we need to shop more, become more self-indulgent and, to even eat more. For me, this was a very normal…

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