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quitting drinking this year

Why You Should Quit Drinking This Year

2016 has just begun, and now is a great time to set yearly goals, especially those which are related to staying sober. There are many good reasons to quit drinking, and some of these include improved health, higher self-esteem, and a greater quality of life. While the term “new year’s resolution” has become a bit of a cliché, there are many reasons why the start of the year is the best time to change your drinking habits for good:

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What You Should Know About Painkiller Addiction

Physicians regularly prescribe painkillers for a variety of different problems, including injuries, illness and surgical recovery. Physical pain is a fact of life, but painkillers will be given in situations where the pain is frequent and severe, since chronic pain can prevent a person from functioning normally. These drugs are beneficial as they alleviate chronic pain which interferes with a person’s quality of life, and they do so rapidly. However, some people become addicted to these substances, and this addiction if left untreated can lead to serious consequences.

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is controlling alcohol addiction possible?

Can Alcohol Addiction Be Controlled?

Alcohol addiction is a serious problem in our society, and because the substance is legal many people underestimate the consequences of abusing it. The CDC estimates that about 50 percent of Americans consume alcohol at some point in their lives, with some consuming it to the point where they become addicts and suffer from liver disease and many other health problems. Thousands of people are also killed each year in DUI related accidents. This has left many people wandering whether alcoholism can be controlled, and if so, how?

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is drug rehab free?

Is Rehab Free?

Many drug users who wish to overcome their addictions are discouraged by the high prices of many rehab programs, but they shouldn’t be. Because drug abuse is such a major problem in many cities, both the federal and state governments have stepped in to assist recovering addicts, and many non-profit organizations have also been established to treat them. These rehab free programs are effective and an excellent alternative to the more expensive programs, although they will lack many amenities.

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