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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Psychological

The term “disenfranchised” originally referred to people “deprived of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship.” While this may refer to prisoners in its most formal sense, the term has also grown to encompass other groups, such as immigrants, minorities, the poor, the homeless and the elderly, many of whom have been “written…

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Category: Addiction, Brain, Physiological, Psychological

When it comes to understanding addiction’s complex nature, addressing the “What is it?” question is only part of the equation. A question that also yields invaluable insights: “What makes addicts differ from non-addicts?” Read on for a roundup of four ways substance abusers differ from the rest of us. 1. Addicts are more susceptible to addiction. Using drugs and alcohol is…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Psychological

Family members and friends of addicts are accustomed to addicts lying to them. What they may fail to realize is that addicts are lying to themselves, as well. Understanding how the mindset of an addict can impede his/her own recovery is an important step in getting them the help they need to recover. If you’ve…