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Linking Self-Centeredness & Addiction | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

Self-Centeredness & Addiction

The trait of self-centeredness has long been linked to addiction. When going through a recovery program, addicts often confirm this fact through their stories. This self-centeredness can reappear in addicts during the recovery process as well. If an addict starts to show signs of self-centeredness

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What Is Emotional Sobriety? | Just Believe Recovery
Recovery

What Is Emotional Sobriety?

“Emotional sobriety” is a term in recovery described as the ability to face and deal with unhealthy emotions neglected during active addiction. These feelings may act as triggers for relapse, so managing them is vital for sustaining long-lasting sobriety. The Concept of Emotional Sobriety Emotional

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Is Meloxicam A Narcotic? | Just Believe Recovery
Prescription Drug Addiction

Is Meloxicam A Narcotic?

Official answer No. Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory medication used to treat arthritis. What makes meloxicam unique is that it’s nonsteroidal. The medication works by reducing the hormones in the body linked to inflammation. Different variations of meloxicam can be used to treat chronic arthritis in

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Can You Die From Heroin Withdrawal? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Can You Die From Heroin Withdrawal?

Heroin withdrawal is usually not life-threatening, despite the extreme discomfort an individual may endure. That said, in rare instances, persistent vomiting and diarrhea may occur. If not treated, these effects can lead to severe dehydration, hypernatremia (elevated blood sodium), and heart failure. Moreover, although uncommon,

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What Are Whippets? | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

What Are Whippets?

Whippets, or whip-its, are the street name for nitrous oxide chargers. These chargers are typically used in household items like rechargeable whipped cream containers, but they can also be misused to get high. Nitrous oxide, when inhaled, can have euphoric effects. It has been given

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Cocaine and Xanax | Risks of Combined Use | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

Cocaine and Xanax: Risks of Combined Use

Cocaine and Xanax (alprazolam) are two common drugs of abuse and are thought to be even more dangerous when used together. Despite the potential risks involved, the practice of mixing stimulants like cocaine (“uppers”) with depressant drugs like Xanax (“downers”) is not uncommon among people

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How to Help an Alcoholic | Just Believe Recovery Center
Alcohol Addiction

How to Help an Alcoholic

It can be terrifying to watch a person you love struggling with active, chronic addiction. Whether you’re suffering from a substance use disorder yourself or watching it occurring in another, you may eventually find yourself losing hope that there is any way to vanquish this

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Illegal Drugs and Heart Disease | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

Illegal Drugs and Heart Disease

Using recreational drugs can be damaging to a person both physically and mentally. It can also damage relationships, careers, and families. When the side effects of illegal drug use are talked about, it’s typically related to how these drugs affect the brain and behavior of

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Cumulative Trauma Disorder and Addiction | Just Believe Recovery
Addiction

Cumulative Trauma Disorder and Addiction

Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) are characterized by injury to the musculoskeletal system, and often affect joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. These injuries are often induced by repeated stress or overuse while working, playing sports, or engaging in other potentially strenuous activities. CTDs

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What Are Dissociative Drugs? | Just Believe Recovery
Abused Substances

What Are Dissociative Drugs?

Dissociative drugs are a class of psychoactive substances having hallucinogenic properties. They are known for causing perceptual changes in users involving sight, sound, and associations with one’s surroundings. As the name implies, they also induce feelings of dissociation from oneself and the environment. When abused,

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