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Mixing Marijuana With Other Drugs | Aspenridge Recovery
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Mixing Marijuana with Other Drugs

The United States has seen a profound shift in drug policy in the past decade. Colorado was the first to legalize marijuana in the U.S., with Amendment 64 passed in 2012. Since then, several other states have followed suit, making it legal and…
What Are The Main Problems With Alcohol? | Aspenridge Recovery
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What Are The Main Problems With Alcohol?

Alcohol addiction comes with a myriad of health-related issues. What’s even more alarming is that excessive alcohol use is a massive problem, contributing to around 140,000 deaths yearly in the US alone. Understanding how alcohol abuse happens…
Alcohol Addiction Facts | Facts About Alcohol Use Disorder | Aspenridge
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Alcohol Addiction Facts

Alcohol addiction can take over your life and turn it inside out, confusing and complicated this time. Moreover, many myths still exist about alcohol addiction, which may leave you understandably befuddled and bemused. Therefore, it's essential…
National Addiction Recovery Month
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Changing the Words We Use to Discuss Addiction

National Recovery Month  Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors and promotes National Recovery Month—a month-long event to educate the public about addiction recovery. This year, the…
How To Help An Alcoholic
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How to Help an Alcoholic

There's a fine line between enabling and helping someone with an alcohol use disorder. Frequently, this line blurs when you live with the person whom the addiction snared. Would you know how to help an alcoholic? Most importantly, do you fully…
How Many Drinks Per Week Is Considered An Alcoholic | Aspenridge
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How Many Drinks Per Week is Considered An Alcoholic

Determining how many drinks per week is considered an alcoholic is hard to know. The primary reason is that the development of alcoholism – more formally known as alcohol use disorder – depends on many different components. Common components…
How Long For Dopamine Receptors To Heal | Aspenridge Recovery
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How Long for Dopamine Receptors to Heal?

Dopamine has long been considered a “pleasure chemical” closely linked to the disease of addiction. When referring to a dopamine rush, many associates it with the brain’s natural reward system that activates key neurochemicals during activities…
Alcohol Ruins Lives | Risks Of Alcohol Abuse & Addiction | Aspenridge
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Alcohol Ruins Lives

It's no secret that alcohol is a staple among many Americans. To some degree, alcohol is associated with happy feelings and positive events. Partying with friends, for example, usually involves casual drinking. A promotion at the office can…
Alcoholism And Divorce | The Divorce & Alcohol Addictions | Aspenridge
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Alcoholism and Divorce

Alcohol use can come with severe costs. It can lead to legal problems, financial stress, unemployment, and cause serious health issues. It can also destroy a family and romantic relationships. Alcohol use is one of the leading reasons couples…
How Can Substance Abuse Be Prevented
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How Can Substance Abuse Be Prevented?

Many people have difficulties understanding how or why addiction is so prevalent. The idea that a person can become dependent on lethal substances seems to relate more to a lack of willpower, rather than an inability to simply stop. However,…