Age Plays Role in Addiction Susceptibility

In an article published by HealthDay, it was found that patterns of drinking during youth could act as a predictor for substance abuse later in life. The study, run by the University of Chicago, discovered that those who were classified as “heavy drinkers” had a greater sensitivity to the rewarding and stimulating effects of alcohol,…

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Using Social Media in the Recovery Process

The recovery process is different for each individual, but for some, a strong, supportive community is essential to thrive once they have made the commitment to remain clean and sober. A great tool to help facilitate this is the use of web resources like Facebook, Twitter and blogs that deal with addiction. Not only can…

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Maintaining Recovery

Recovery is a process. It is not a Band-Aid, or a quick fix, or a magic pill. Recovery is a journey that you set out upon, not knowing where it will lead, but ultimately believing that you can only end in a better place than you began. One of the keys to experiencing the best…

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Menthol cigarettes to be banned?

In a recent article, the Food and Drug Administration proposed plans to place a ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States, citing their growing popularity among young adults as well as minority populations as a serious cause for concern. The FDA feels that menthol cigarettes are more harmful because of their minty flavoring (which…

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Holistic recovery in all areas of life

This week, Mackie Shilstone, a fitness expert and sports manager released an article advocating five lifestyle changes that he feels would best improve a person’s health. As expected, the list is comprised of mostly of things we already know lead to an unproductive and unhealthy lifestyle, but I’d like to reinterpret his article on how…

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Holistic Treatment of the Day – Acupressure

Many people in holistic circles are familiar what is typically known as “acupuncture,” or the insertion and manipulation of needles in the body to relieve pain and help with an array of other mental and physical ailments. More recently, a practice known as “acupressure” has been gaining momentum in the holistic world and is a…

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