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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts?

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Why am I Scared of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts? There’s something about alcoholics and drug addicts that scares me. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that their addiction has taken over their lives or if it’s the unpredictability of their behavior. Whatever it is, I can’t help but feel scared around them. I’m not sure if it’s the fact…

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

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Petting a Dog Might Be More Beneficial Than You Thought We all know that petting our dogs or pets feels good, but how does it affect us? Research has found that our prefrontal cortex, the area of our brain that has a higher level of decision-making, is stimulated and helps us become more attentive and emotionally engaged when petting our…

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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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Can Meditation Heal Permanent Back Damage?

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Can Meditation Heal Permanent Back Damage? Sit in a quiet, peaceful place where you will not be disturbed for ten minutes. Sit cross-legged, interlock the fingers on both your hands and let them rest on your legs, keeping a straight posture. Focus on breathing as slowly and deeply as possible while taking breaths and exhaling. Your mind will be flooded…

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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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What the 12 Steps Don’t Teach You

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What the 12 Steps of AA Don’t Teach You   The Twelve-Steps Program has been helping millions to recover from alcohol and other drug abuse. In no way would I even dare to attack or undermine how effective and helpful this 12 step system is for whoever is in need of recovering from addiction. I want to point out some…

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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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