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Even In Recovery There Is Potential For Addiction Substitution.

Substituting one drug for another is still dangerous and can make recovery even harder. It’s common for people with substance abuse to substitute during recovery. They may believe that being addicted to a lesser drug means they are improving, but the truth is just the opposite. Addiction substitution only reinforces addictive behavior and makes the process of recovery even more challenging. Read More »

6 Signs That You May Have A Sleep Disorder.

Everyone is familiar with the expression “The early bird gets the worm!” yet not everyone is capable of following such simple advice. Truth is sleep disorders affect millions of people worldwide and they often go undiagnosed for years. Most of that has to do with the fact that people are quick to assume that those who complain about being tired were simply irresponsible as opposed to having an actual problem. Now throw in the fact that most Americans don’t have the type of income where they could go to a health professional in order to get themselves checked out and you have a recipe for millions of undiagnosed sleeping disorders causing problems in so many people’s lives. Read More »

What Makes A Woman Amazingly Attractive? 4 Physical Features That Turn Men’s Heads.

A sense of humor, a keen mind - these are traits in women that hold a man's attention. But before men discover these inner qualities in a woman, it's her physical attributes that first catch their eyes. It's a step back for the feminists, but the truth is, man is a feral mammal when his pheromones are released and, just like in a supermarket, he picks the choicest cut of meat for his meal. Before despair sets in, here's the good news. You don't have to be looking hot or amazingly gorgeous like those Hollywood babes you see on TV. The four corporeal components that turn men's heads in your direction are attainable even for the mere mortals of the female species. And you amplify your desirability level by taking good care of them. That said, here are the four physical features that attract men to women instantly. Read More »

Socially acceptable; Sober Addictions.

Plenty of recovered drug addicts can tell you about a whole host of new, societally acceptable addictions that they have tampered with or are even currently caught up in. Many people find that after going through all the pain and work of kicking their addiction on something truly horrendous, they’re left craving something more mundane non-stop. Preparing yourself for the reality that you may be spending half of your paycheck at the coffee shop will set you up to be less disappointed with your new lifestyle, less likely to relapse, and maybe even less likely to order your 4th latte of the day. Read More »

Hold Your Liquor: 4 Tips To Stay Sober Longer.

With the holiday season drawing nearer, it's safe to assume that alcohol consumption will be on the rise, too. Alcohol is one of the most abused substances, but in most states it is not illegal to drink, as long as the age requirement is met and you don't break laws related to drinking. Excessive alcohol consumption has adverse effects on the physical health and mental acuity of the heavy drinker, aside from the social blunders and legal troubles that you may get into from being intoxicated. There are countless horror stories of the effects of getting drunk, from vomiting on your date's dress to getting handcuffed for overly rowdy behavior. That is why it is imperative for men and women who drink beer, wine or liquor to learn how to hold their alcohol. Holding your liquor means not losing control of yourself when drinking. Read More »

Yoga Vs Standard Exercise.

Running, jogging, cross-training – all of these and more are often strenuous exercises that people will take on during the holiday season. As cold weather seems to make your blood thicken, the urge to get out and increase your blood flow is undeniable. But, what few people seem to realize is that this kind of strenuous exercise is not your only option. You can do yoga, and stay in shape just as well as with exercise regimens that are hard to maintain in the winter. Read More »

Turning Regret Into Learning Opportunities.

How to deal with life’s painful moments and learning to cope with the emotions they bring us. There’s nothing worse than feeling shame or regret over an event that occurred in the past. It can be a missed opportunity or the way we handled a situation that causes the regret. The mental torture we impose on ourselves by replaying events over and over and beating ourselves up for what happened is unhealthy and unrealistic. Struggling with difficult emotions caused by painful memories is normal, but when they become so persistent that our current lives are affected, it’s time to take action. Persistent feelings and thoughts of regret can have a paralyzing effect on your life. Taking a step back from your thoughts and looking at regret in a different light can help you cope. Here are a few ways to begin doing that. Read More »

How Much Can A Quick Internet Search Tell Someone About You?

As everyone, even the ape creatures of the Indus and the mold under my sink, is probably aware, there is a whole lot of information on the web about everyone. Some of it is user generated, like our Facebook status updates, the comments we leave on news stories, YouTube videos and blog posts, and our tweets, and for the most part we know about that and have some control over it. However, there is also a lot of data from various sources that it is possible for people to find which you may not know is out there. Usually data is gathered about people to be used in a 'mass' sense – for example, you may have data collected when you use your supermarket loyalty card, but this is so the store and people they share their data with can see trends in what thousands of people in different age and social groups are buying, rather than because anyone is interested in your shopping cart in and of itself. However, some of the data that is available on the web about specific individuals can be quite surprising... Read More »

Tips For Coping With Hearing Loss.

Living with any kind of a disability makes everyday activities much more challenging not only for you but also for those around you. Simple tasks you took for granted you can no longer do independently and that takes some getting used to. Hearing loss is more common than you might think it is and can happen to any one at any age. Here are a few small changes you can make in your life to deal with your disability. Read More »

5 Signs Your Spouse Is An Alcoholic.

Sometimes it is hard to believe that the people we love are developing an addiction. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a person who drinks socially and one who has a serious problem especially when it is someone close to you like your own spouse. If you are beginning to wonder if your spouse is an alcoholic then there are a number of signs to watch out for before confronting him or her. If they seem to show several of the signs of alcoholism then it may be time to get them to seek help for their addiction. Read More »

Women And Alcohol: A Lethal Mix.

Contrary to some feminists' claims, men and women are NOT created equal, at least as far as the effects of alcohol drinking is concerned. Women who want to protest this particular inequality are up against data and statistics that unanimously support the hypothesis. Read More »

Smoking’s Connection To Drug And Alcohol Abuse.

It has been known for a long time that smoking cigarettes can be a major risk factor for developing alcohol or drug abuse problems. Smokers tend to be more vulnerable to issues of substance abuse and are more likely to use drugs recreationally. The risk factors can be an issue for teens who tend to experiment with nicotine first. Exposure to cigarettes can make it much easier for young people to develop problems with alcohol or drug abuse. The connection between smoking and other types of drug use has proven to be both physical and psychological through studies inquiring into the link. Read More »

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