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Drinking Alcohol Everyday – When does it Become an Addiction?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 3, 2021

Drinking Alcohol Everyday – When does it Become an Addiction? Is it fair to answer this question before answering the question ‘what is an addiction?’ The Aarhus University Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research describes addiction as a ‘compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance.’ But, what is addiction and how does […]

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Advice On Dealing With An Alcoholic Parent

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 2, 2021

Advice On Dealing With An Alcoholic Parent Whether you are a child, teenager or adult, having a parent who is dealing with an alcohol addiction can result in a severe and debilitating effect on your life. Unfortunately, this situation is likely to be more common than many people believe. In 2017, 4% of men in […]

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The Relationship between Mental Health and Comorbid Substance Misuse

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 1, 2021

The Relationship between Mental Health and Comorbid Substance Misuse The term comorbidity refers to two health conditions that co-occur in an individual. The high probability of mental illness and comorbid substance abuse occurring in individuals makes it a subject worth investigating. Interestingly, research indicates that comorbidity conditions cause each other and reinforce each other negatively, […]

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Getting Help for Drug Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 30, 2021

Getting Help for Drug Addiction The brain is a powerful tool but is easily affected by what we put in our bodies. The reward signals the brain receives are greatly affected by drugs and can lead to addiction. Positive forms of motivation, habits and routines are vastly influenced by what happens in the brain’s basal […]

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How long does cocaine stay in your system?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 26, 2021

How long does cocaine stay in your system? Cocaine is a very powerful and highly addictive drug. It can be snorted through your nose, rubbed on your gum, smoked, or injected. It is a very fine white powder and is often mixed with baking flour or corn starch to increase profits. Heavy cocaine use can […]

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How To Spot and Help a Cocaine Addict

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 23, 2021

How To Spot and Help a Cocaine Addict Is someone in your life behaving in an unusual manner, and you suspect cocaine to be the culprit? You may be feeling a range of emotions including worry, anger, guilt and fear, as a cocaine addiction can cause a number of problems including financial and legal trouble […]

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How To Spot If Your Partner Is An Alcoholic

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 22, 2021

How To Spot If Your Partner Is An Alcoholic An addiction to alcohol is often seen as an extremely personal and private matter, and as a result, many people will attempt to conceal the extent of the addiction from their partner or spouse. Alternatively, a large number of alcoholics may not be aware that they […]

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How Long Does Cannabis Stay in your System?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 18, 2021

How Long Does Cannabis Stay in your System? Cannabis is an addictive drug, usually smoked in order to achieve a ‘high’ which makes an individual feel a variety of both positive and negative effects. The effects of cannabis can vary, but the substance usually distorts an individual’s perception of the world, either making them especially […]

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5 tips for Families Coping with Addiction

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 16, 2021

5 tips for Families Coping with Addiction Addiction within a family is a disease that affects the whole family. From parents to siblings, grandparents and cousins. Seeing someone you love suffer from an addiction can be painful and heartbreaking. It has significant and life-changing effects on both the person suffering from the addiction and their […]

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