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Staying Sober This 4th of July

The 4th of July is synonymous with beach days, music festivals, pool parties, and fun in the sun. But, for those who are interested in staying sober, July 4th can be a challenge. This is because the summer holiday is antithetical to sober living. Instead, Independence Day is often centered around drinking alcohol, which means…

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Cocaine Addiction Side Effects

It’s a staggering statistic, but over 14 percent of all Americans ages 12 and up are reported to have used cocaine. For this reason, it’s essential to understand cocaine addiction. This will allow you to explain to friends and family who may be using cocaine the side effects of cocaine addiction, as some are severe…

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Do I Have a Physiological Dependence?

Addiction constitutes reliance on the substance in the body and mind. Physiological dependence occurs when someone doesn’t feel normal unless they use a certain drug. Other signs of this type of reliance include withdrawal symptoms when quitting. Having a physiological dependence, however, rarely happens in isolation. The physical effects of the substance also impact the…