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What Teens Learn from Vaping

Make no mistake, vaping behavior is a gateway to harder drug use. Getting hooked on nicotine through smoking is already the top addiction. Now, vapor delivers nicotine to the brain much more effectively than smoke. Higher blood concentrations of nicotine occur in “vapers” versus smokers, generally. But set aside physical addiction, the chemical and structural…

How Recovery Can Transform You

PART ONE Once a ‘Functioning’ Alcoholic/Addict, Now an “Acceptable, Responsible, Productive Member of Society” “The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.” – Michael Dooley I clearly remember that my attitude (well, at least part of it) coming into my first 12-Step recovery meeting was: “Although I’ve got a problem with drinking…

Building Trust Doesn’t Happen Overnight

“Recovery”… from a Family Member’s POV – Part One Building Trust Doesn’t Happen Overnight “The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” – Elizabeth Gilbert Here’s a challenging question many people are forced to ask themselves who have loved ones in recovery: “How…

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What is TMS Therapy?

A growing number of people getting treatment for addiction are asking, “what is TMS therapy and how can it help with my treatment” Thankfully, the best TMS therapy program FL has to offer can provide high-quality care that can help a multitude of people recover a sober lifestyle after years of addiction, depression, anxiety, and other co-occurring…

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How to Tell PTSD Symptoms in Women

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), between seven and eight percent of the population will suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD during their lifetimes. A common misconception about PTSD is that it only affects veterans. However, the disorder actually affects people of all walks of life and presents itself differently…