The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence

The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence

The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence We don’t think of addictive behaviour as especially clever. Usually, it seems the opposite. However, some studies suggest that addiction is linked to higher intelligence. There are several hypotheses for why this may be true. More intelligent people are more curious. Intelligence doesn’t always lead you to healthy behaviour. …

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Why Pride Can Be Dangerous in Recovery

Why Pride Can Be Dangerous in Recovery

Why Pride Can Be Dangerous in Recovery There are plenty of reasons pride is good. The pride of having done something well is one of our noblest emotions. However, pride can also make us complacent, or even oblivious. Pride can make us refuse help we should accept because we want to believe we have everything …

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Is Caffeine Addiction Dangerous?

Is Caffeine Addiction Dangerous?

Is Caffeine Addiction Dangerous? Caffeine is perhaps the most socially acceptable drug. Nearly everyone drinks coffee, tea, or soda with some regularity. Unlike alcohol and tobacco, it’s fine to consume at work. It’s good, actually, because it makes you more productive, but not too productive. If you are recovering from addiction, or if you just …

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Addiction Runs in Families

Addiction Runs in Families

Addiction Runs in Families If you are struggling with addiction, you likely have a close relative who does too. It may be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling. It may be a child or grandchild. There are many reasons that addiction tends to run in families. About half of addiction is genetic. There are …

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Why Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol is Dangerous

Why Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol is Dangerous

Why Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol is Dangerous Cocaine and alcohol are often used together. More than half of people with a cocaine addiction also have an alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, the combination of these drugs is far more dangerous than either drug alone. Here’s why. Cocaine masks the effects of alcohol. Alcohol makes you drowsy, but …

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Learning from Relapse

Learning from Relapse

Learning from Relapse Relapse is common in recovery. Well over half of people in recovery relapse within a year. Although relapse is a serious setback and often dangerous, it is not a permanent failure. Many people achieve long-term recovery after several tries and relapses. If you have had a relapse, the important thing is to …

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What Are the Early Risk Factors for Addiction?

What Are the Early Risk Factors for Addiction?

What Are the Early Risk Factors for Addiction? While anyone can develop an addiction under the right circumstances, some people are more vulnerable to developing an addiction for several different reasons. The most important factors include genetics, psychological factors, environment, trauma, lack of social connection, and using at an early age. Having a parent with …

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Can Cold Showers Help You Fight Addiction?

Can Cold Showers Help You Fight Addiction?

Can Cold Showers Help You Fight Addiction? Cold showers seem to be popular lately. Like many trends, this one is really a revival of an old idea. Hydrotherapy–bathing in cold water–used to be prescribed for any number of ailments. In fact, AA founder Bill Wilson was prescribed hydrotherapy as part of his addiction treatment in …

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3 Ways to Improve Your Self-awareness

3 Ways to Improve Your Self-awareness

3 Ways to Improve Your Self-awareness Self-awareness is an important skill for overcoming addiction and staying in recovery. Without some level of self-awareness, no personal growth is possible, especially when it comes to addiction. Self-awareness is also very difficult. Almost everyone who knows us well, knows us better than we know ourselves, but we assume …

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Black Mamba Drug

Black Mamba Drug

Black Mamba Drug Black Mamba, also known as the zombie drug, is a man-made drug of altering chemicals that are sprayed on dried, shredded plant material to be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes. While this was originally a Class B drug in 2013 as a legal high, the …

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How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction The addiction cycle is a cycle that repeats itself of the behaviors and actions that drug and alcohol users face. According to NHS, in 2015/2016, around 2.7 million Britons from ages 16-59 have used drugs in the past year. It is important to break the cycle of addiction …

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