Abstinence From Drugs of Abuse in Community-Based Members of Narcotics Anonymous Objective: Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an abstinence-based fellowship with more than 58,000 groups worldwide. There has, however, been little research reported on its members. This study was designed to clarify the nature of the participants in NA who are primarily abstinent, long-term members. Method: …∞
The following questions may help you determine whether marijuana is a problem in your life. Has smoking pot stopped being fun? Do you ever get high alone? Is it hard for you to imagine a life without marijuana? Do you find that your friends are determined by your marijuana use? Do you smoke marijuana to …∞
As stated in our third tradition, the only requirement for membership in Marijuana Anonymous is a desire to stop using marijuana. There is no mention of any other drugs or alcohol. This is to adhere to the “singleness of purpose” concept, but many of us have found that the only way that we can keep …∞
Marijuana Use Linked with Increased Risk of Testicular Cancer A new study finds that young men who use marijuana have an increased risk of testicular cancer, according to ABC News. The men in the study who smoked marijuana were twice as likely to develop the most common form of the disease in men under age …∞
Everything You Need to Know about Chemical Dependence: Vernon Johnson’s Complete Guide for Families Alcohol Heroin Amphetamines Tobacco Inhalants Cocaine Marijuana Medications By Vernon E. Johnson, D.D., founder of the Johnson Institute. Former faculty member of Rutgers University Summer School for Alcohol Studies Dr. Johnson compiled the most popular Johnson Institute literature on chemical …∞
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The practice of rigorous honesty, of opening our hearts and minds, and the willingness to go to any lengths to have a spiritual awakening are essential to our recovery. Our old ideas and ways of life no longer work for us. Our suffering shows us that we need to let go absolutely. We surrender ourselves …∞
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Teen Peer Pressure: Raising a Peer Pressure-Proof Child Learn what kinds of peer pressure teens face, who’s most vulnerable, and how to help your son or daughter resist. Remember when your teenager took her first steps as a toddler? You hovered behind her — back bent, arms spread — prepared to catch her should she …∞
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Dual Disorders – Third Edition A recovery book. Depression Bipolar Schizophrenia. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Millions of individuals diagnosed with psychiatric or emotional disorders must battle an equally menacing and powerful disease–chemical dependency (alcoholism, addiction, marijuana). First published in 1993, Dual Disorders is the leading text on the biological and psychological relationship between mental illness and …∞
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Relations between 12-step Attendance, Depression, and Substance Use in Patients with Comorbid Substance Dependence and Major Depression. Among patients with substance dependence and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD) receiving treatment, we examined if differences in depression were mediated by 12-step involvement, and if the effects of 12-Step involvement on future alcohol and drug use were …∞
The story of Odysseus is about more than just a Greek guy in a boat. About 3000 years ago, the poet Homer told a story about a man called Odysseus and his voyage home to Greece following the Trojan Wars. Odysseus and his men met up with many exciting adventures along the way, but the …∞
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