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Club Drugs

Club Drugs

If you’ve ever been to a rave or dance party, you or someone you know may have used club drugs. These chemical substances are meant to stimulate the senses and heighten the experience of the party. Yet club drugs are far from innocent — in fact, they are quite dangerous and even deadly. What Are Club…

Specialized Treatment for Athletes

Specialized Treatment for Athletes: Why It’s Necessary

Becoming an athlete takes years of training, practice and endurance combined with a healthy lifestyle and innate talent. Professional sports players are some of the most popular celebrities. But there’s a dark side to the lifestyle of being a star athlete — substance abuse. Many of today’s top athletes have struggled with addiction to drugs or…

Science of Addiction

Science of Addiction

Most people don’t truly understand addiction. They see an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol, and mistakenly think addicted individuals lack willpower or have some kind of moral failing. Most don’t understand why an addict can’t just stop using. The truth is addiction is a complex brain disease. This means quitting takes more than just…

Exercises to help addiction recovery

5 Benefits of Physical Activity in Recovery

Various experts assert that exercise should be a part of substance abuse treatment. While physical exercise cannot be the only treatment for substance use disorders, when it’s combined with other forms of treatment including medication-assisted treatment, recovery is more effective. Here are some of the benefits of exercise in addiction recovery. 1. Reduces Craving for…

Movies for people in recovery

7 Movies We Recommend for Those in Recovery

During recovery, people usually have some free time to watch movies about addiction. Some of our movie recommendations for those in recovery may move you to tears, while others will get you excited. It’s important to note that guidance and support may be needed to prevent relapse triggers. These addiction movies are not supposed to promote…