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The 3 Stages of Addiction

Not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol becomes addicted, but about 164 million people worldwide have. Addiction is a progressive disease. It can hijack your brain and your life. Genetics and certain challenges make some people more prone to addiction, but anyone can become addicted. Experts on substance abuse and the brain identify three stages…

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What Are the Warning Signs of Relapse for Drug Users?

A substantial number of people who go into a drug center program in Texas will relapse back into active substance use at least once before they establish lasting sobriety. A drug abuse relapse does not generally appear out of the blue. In fact, several emotional and psychological warning signs typically appear before actual substance intake…