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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…