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The popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, among young adults has been increasing day by day. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015, most of the e-cigarette users are young adults, while the grown-ups like to continue with the old trend of smoking tobacco cigarettes. Even..

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“Mindfulness” sounds like a buzzword, doesn’t it? The word certainly shows up a lot in recovery literature and blogs. It’s easy to dismiss, but doing so is a mistake: practicing mindfulness can be a very powerful tool in combating addiction. So what is mindfulness? Psychology Today describes it as a mental state of active attention..

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Abrupt withdrawal of alcohol or drugs causes dramatic physical and mental changes that can be so severe, many people are unable to quit without help. The body’s cells that have slowly adapted to survive chronic substance intake and malnutrition cannot function properly when substances are suddenly withdrawn. The cravings that result in response to this..

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A Senate committee recently gave pause to the testimony of Kayla Memmott, a University of Utah graduate student studying social work. Memmott testified last month about how she has seen Utah’s criminal system hinder minors caught with alcohol or drugs. Her plea was to end the cycle of throwing the baby out with the bathwater…

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Drugs and alcohol have been abused for hundreds of years. Cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines are the most commonly abused drugs in the U.S. However, alcohol has the largest use and abuse among Americans. Each of these substances causes harmful side effects and withdrawal symptoms, some even life threatening. There are different treatments for each substance..

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