THE POWER OF BELIEF IN ADDICTION

THE POWER OF BELIEF IN ADDICTION

Self-fulfilling prophecy is the idea that a thought or expectation manifests itself in an individual’s life because it has been thought by that individual. This implies that thoughts and beliefs can warp our perceptions and since our perceptions make up our reality,...

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HOW FAITH AIDS IN RECOVERY

HOW FAITH AIDS IN RECOVERY

The largest self-report study of 236 people showed that people with higher religious faith had increased coping skills, resistance to stress, lower anxiety levels, and higher rates of recovery from addiction. Recovering individuals tended to report high levels of...

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HOW TO HELP THE METH USER

HOW TO HELP THE METH USER

Meth can cause some of the most horrific long-term effects on the body like skin sores, weight loss, osteoporosis, sleep deprivation, and decreased libido. When users first use meth, these negative effects are not experienced because the body is still fresh to the...

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IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY THERAPY FOR RECOVERY

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY THERAPY FOR RECOVERY

Family therapy uses the strength of social and emotional support within the family of the drug user to help the individual learn to live without drug use. Skills are taught to the family on how to cope with stress, deal with unemployment, depression, abuse, and family...

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IS QUITTING NICOTINE HARDER THAN QUITTING HEROIN?

IS QUITTING NICOTINE HARDER THAN QUITTING HEROIN?

A survey showed that most long-term smokers tried to quit smoking 7.4 times and were unable to fully quit. One of the reasons quitting smoking may be harder than quitting heroin is that smokers report that they would rather do work than visit an addiction treatment...

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