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Are Drug Education Programs Effective?

Over the years, we’ve been led to believe that drug education programs are good for young people, but are they? We look at the effectiveness of this practice. D.A.R.E. As far back as many of us can remember, the DARE program was at the forefront of drug education programs. Therefore, when examining the effectiveness of…

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Xanax Addiction: The Risks and Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

Many people are affected by Xanax addiction. It is a growing problem in the United States. According to information from the Treatment Episode Data Set Report in 2011, nearly 61,000 individuals sought drug abuse treatment for addiction to Xanax and other benzodiazepines. This is a marked increase from the nearly 23,000 individuals who sought treatment for…

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The 5 Most Common Relapse Triggers (& How to Avoid Them)

Some people believe that addiction relapse is inevitable – but that is absolutely not true. Being aware of common relapse triggers and relapse warning signs is your first step towards long-term addiction recovery. One of most effective techniques for preventing relapse is to identify your personal relapse triggers and make a detailed plan on how…

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The Sober Living Environment

What are Sober Living Environments Really Like? A sober living environment is designed to accommodate those who want to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs.  Addicts in recovery who might otherwise experience serious difficulty in maintaining abstinence find that being in a stable, drug-free environment following treatment is better for them. Sober living environments were…

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Employment for Recovering Addicts: Tips & Advice

One of the many questions people have about sober living is how to address employment for recovering addicts. As addicts begin the process of recovery, sooner or later their attention will shift to the necessities of daily life. Although learning how to embrace a sober lifestyle and building a new and healthy life that revolves around recovery becomes…