How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

How to Get Perspective on Your Addiction

Addiction looks different to everyone. To someone who actively abuses drugs, addiction can feel completely overwhelming, like an irresistible spell. On the other hand, to someone who is contemplating sobriety and rehab, it can feel equally insurmountable, like the thought of climbing Mount Everest. Furthermore, step into the stream of recovery and the perspective changes again: it can take on the...

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Resources that Can Help You to Not Drink

Resources that Can Help You to Not Drink

Staying sober is difficult. Addiction is a progressive and chronic disease. Left untreated, it is often fatal. But like other health conditions, alcohol abuse can be managed. With the right help and resources, it is possible to regain emotional, physical and spiritual stability. To learn more about resources that can help you avoid drinking, read on. Mentors, Sober Buddies & Sponsors Although...

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Five Methods to Relieve Stress Without Drugs or Alcohol

Five Methods to Relieve Stress Without Drugs or Alcohol

Americans are stressed out. According to NPR, almost half of Americans have had a stressful event or experience in the last year. Things like poor health, grief, work problems, family issues and life changes can all create increased stress levels. Stress can even lead people to use drugs or alcohol to relax. However, you can choose alternative activities that will not only relieve your physical...

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3 Ways Sobriety Can Improve Your Family Life

3 Ways Sobriety Can Improve Your Family Life

No one questions the benefits of getting sober from steroids, especially athletes who have stopped using. After receiving treatment and addressing root causes of addiction, many people even achieve new levels of personal health and fitness—improvements that carry over into every area of their lives. These positive changes also impact an area often hit hardest by addiction: relationships within...

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Breaking Unhealthy Habits

Breaking Unhealthy Habits

  Bad habits afflict us all. Sometimes they are merely annoying or waste our time. Sometimes they are fatal, a sobering fact that is underscored by statistics of drug and alcohol overdoses. Dangerous habitual behaviors often require years — and possibly professional counseling — to overcome. Yet psychiatrists, psychologists, and cognitive therapists agree that recognition is the first...

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Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel to End Your Addiction

Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel to End Your Addiction

Addiction is considered one of the most complex disorders to overcome since each person is different and the characteristics of the dependence vary, including underlying causes, substances used, background history, feelings toward the problem, and other personal circumstances. This fact has led some people to believe that, since their circumstances are unique, a traditional addiction treatment...

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What Should I Do If I Want to Get Clean?

What Should I Do If I Want to Get Clean?

If you or a loved one struggles with anabolic steroid addiction, getting the right kind of treatment can help you learn to live a drug-free life. Anabolic steroids are formulated based on the male hormone testosterone and are used to treat medical conditions like delayed puberty, impotence, certain types of anemia, breast cancer in women and other conditions. Anabolic steroids are not physically...

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How to Come to Terms with Your Drug Use

How to Come to Terms with Your Drug Use

A 2012 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and older abused an illicit substance within the past month. That’s roughly 9.5 percent, which means nearly one out every 10 people in America aged 12 or older is struggling with a drug abuse problem. The survey aims to make people aware of...

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The Importance of Liking Yourself

The Importance of Liking Yourself

After addiction treatment ends, recovering addicts may develop negative self-images. Self-image is the way someone views herself and her abilities, and the perception of what other people think also greatly affects self-image. Steroid addiction can cause numerous problems that lead to poor relationships and a negative self-image. Allowing a negative self-image to thrive during recovery can...

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10 Ways to Resist a Craving for Steroids

10 Ways to Resist a Craving for Steroids

Steroid addiction can be extremely difficult to overcome. The following physiological and psychological symptoms can last for weeks or even months: Uncontrollable anger or rage Intense sadness or emotional volatility Poor self-esteem Suicidal thoughts or actions Nausea, vomiting or other flu-like symptoms In addition to these symptoms, steroid abuse is associated with a condition known as...

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