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What is codependency?

Codependency is defined as: an excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically one who requires support on account of an illness or addiction. It affects an individual's capacity to have healthy, mutually satisfying…
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The Effects of Hallucinogenic Drugs

How do Hallucinogens Work? Classic hallucinogens are thought to produce their perception-altering effects by acting on neural circuits in the brain that use the neurotransmitter serotonin (Passie, 2008; Nichols, 2004; Schindler, 2012; Lee,…
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RELATIONSHIPS IN RECOVERY

Relationships and addiction Living with active addiction creates extraordinary relationship challenges and does considerable damage to significant relationships—with partners, parents, children, other family members, and close friends.…
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGGRESSION AND ADDICTION

Aggression, in the form of anger, frequently manifests in people with addiction problems. If you do not believe this is true, look to science, which tells us that there is a definite correlation between aggression and addiction. The Psychiatric…
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Dangers of Marijuana

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S., with an astonishing 22.2 million people in America actively using the drug in July, 2016 alone. While long-term problems and withdrawal symptoms are major concerns to those…
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Drug Induced Psychosis

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, psychosis refers to an episode in which an individual has a break from reality. This often includes but doesn’t require, delusions, or false beliefs that are firmly held despite clear…
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Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

What is a healthy relationship? A relationship is often considered to be a close friendship between two people. This can either be between friends, colleagues or a romantic relationship where two people are intimately involved. …
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SEX AND PORN ADDICTION

Definition of Sex Addiction Sex and porn addiction can refer to a range of behaviours that are done in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V (DSM-5)…
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#32 Are You Conscious?

Are You Conscious? What  is  consciousness  and  what  is  spirituality  and  how  do  we  explain  these  concepts  so  that  they  make  sense …
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What Is An Alcoholic

While not easy to identify internally, usually the people around alcoholics are the first to notice. In Pretoria and Johannesburg www.crossroadsrecovery.co.za