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Drugs that Cause Skin Picking and Sores

Drugs that Cause Skin Picking and Sores

A Guide to Substance Use and Skin Picking Disorders

Skin picking is an unfortunate side effect that makes the effects of potent drugs more visible. The best way to stop skin-picking disorders is to eliminate drug abuse. However, you may wonder whether your substance use is really the cause. Let's get...

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Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction

Writing a Goodbye Letter to Addiction: An Example

My Farewell to Addiction Letter and Guidance on Writing Your Own

We all have our own ways of letting addiction go. Addiction wreaks havoc on your personal and professional life and eventually feels like it becomes a part of you. It maybe sounds strange, but one of the most difficult...

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Benefits of Quitting Weed

The Benefits of Quitting Weed: A Personal Perspective

Reflecting on a Life Better Lived Without Mary Jane

Is your critical thinking process moving at a snail's pace? Have you recently felt your motivation dwindling with a noticeable increase in fatigue? If so, you could be experiencing the haze that comes with habitually smoking marijuana. Regardless of how innocent it seems,...

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How to Tell Someone You Relapsed

How to Tell Someone You Relapsed

Practical and Personal Advice from a Relapser on What to Do

I can tell you from personal experience: the recovery process ain't easy. As rewarding as sobriety can be, it has its challenges. Substance abuse is an ongoing situation. I've had over a year of clean time up to this point,...

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Injustice Trauma

What is Injustice Trauma?

Get an Outline, Answers, and Support Options for PTSD at Icarus

Injustice trauma can take an extreme physical and emotional toll. People in marginalized groups who experience injustice trauma face post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health concerns at a higher rate than the general population. No one deserves to endure...

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What to Do if Someone Overdoses

What to Do if Someone Overdoses?

Using Effective Methods to Prevent Drug Overdose

If you have a friend or family member who uses drugs, you have probably wondered at some time or another what to do if someone overdoses. Acting quickly can save a life if you suspect alcohol poisoning, opioid overdose, prescription drug abuse, or other...

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Am I Asexual or Traumatized

Am I Asexual or Traumatized?

Getting Answers and Support to Overcome Trauma from Icarus

Sexual trauma is, unfortunately, very prevalent. People who have been sexually abused or who have endured another form of sexual trauma and violence may notice a number of different effects, such as problems with intimacy and relationships, mental health concerns, physical health...

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Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good

Why Do Addicts Relapse When Things Are Good?

A Personal Relapse Autopsy Guide for Returning to Recovery

Why do addicts relapse when things are good? There is no single answer that can explain this. Addiction is such a complicated issue and usually involves many different factors. I've relapsed several times as a result of my drug abuse, and really...

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Establishing a Sober Support Network

Establishing a Sober Support Network

Cultivating Connections for a Successful and Lasting Recovery

Living with an addiction is a lonely and isolating experience. When I was struggling with substance abuse, I lost contact with a lot of friends and family and even ruined some relationships by choosing drugs over people who cared for me. Rehab showed me...

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Is Complex PTSD a Disability

Is Complex PTSD a Disability?

Get Answers and Support Programs for Complex Trauma

Mental illness, trauma, and disability are debilitating conditions on their own, but if you have complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), you may be dealing with all three at once. Conditions like CPTSD lead to symptoms that make it difficult to function independently, socially, and...

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