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Addiction Happens at Any Age

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While some addictions start when we are very young, others do not take hold until later in life. Although the media often depicts addiction as a disease of teens and twenty-somethings, addiction can actually happen at any age or stage of life. Studies show that our minds and bodies are in constant states of change… Read On »

PAWS: What Families Need To Know

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Protracted withdrawal, more commonly known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS, refers to the rollercoaster of withdrawal symptoms that occur after acute withdrawal has taken place. PAWS is not something we often learn about outside the walls of professional, clinical treatment. It is a frequent consequence of long-term addiction, and understanding PAWS’ role in the… Read On »

Experiences Of Early Recovery

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How one defines early recovery can vary. For some, early recovery constitutes up until the first two years, when the disease of addiction is said to go into remission. For others, early recovery is only the first six months to the completion of the first year. In the rooms of 12-Step fellowships like Alcoholics Anonymous,… Read On »

How Social Connection Plays A Role In Recovery

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The neuroscience model of addiction radically changed the way the world can see the brain functions of addiction. For the first time, it became evident that addiction was compulsive and that morality, goodness, or choice, had little to do with what compelled the brain to turn to drugs. Most of the neuroscience model experiments looked… Read On »