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Is Willpower Enough to Beat Addiction?

Addiction is an issue that is not easy to cope with and can be difficult for those who don’t struggle to understand its complexities. Many people often confront those struggling with statements like, “Just stop using,” “Have some willpower” or, “Just be stronger and stop indulging yourself.” These statements can be incredibly insensitive to those…

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Addiction in Los Angeles

Addiction often affects areas that are highly populated more often than rural areas. While rural areas are affected, there are typically more cases in bigger cities such as Los Angeles, California. The reasons for this include several social, environmental and psychological factors. By examining statistics, the factors that push people to turn to drugs and…

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Addiction in Women

Addiction affects people differently depending on circumstances that include the environment, mental health, physical shape and other factors. However, gender also affects how addiction can alter one’s body and life. Even in co-ed facilities such as Authentic Recovery Center, it is important to understand these differences to properly treat men and women. Understanding addiction in…