Category: Political Rehabilitation

5 Things About Addiction That May Surprise You

5 Things About Addiction That May Surprise You

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain. It causes changes in the neural pathways that remember the pleasures of activities such as eating, sex, alcohol and drug use, gambling, etc. When triggered, these pleasurable memories cause an overwhelming desire to repeat the experience. Without the proper skills to overcome this desire, and without dealing with the root causes of the issues that led to the addictions to begin with, it’s easy to fall into the cycle of addiction. After all, pleasure is a hard thing to resist.
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Rob Ford and the 5 Most Shocking Substance Abuse Allegations in Politics

Being in the public eye, there is always a specific reality for everyone to be role models and strict expectations for them. But it’s within our human nature to make a mistake and have a bad judgment. However, we still judge people based on what we expect of our role models. Let’s be honest here, it was pretty amazing that Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to keep his affair with his housekeeper silent for over a decade, and a child came out of that. Same goes for the fact that no one seems to remember that he was videotaped doing drugs while he pumped iron, yet he was also elected as Governor! To error is human and mistakes are always made, here are some examples of that.

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3 Ways to Manage Your Mental Wellness During the Holidays

The Holiday season is the best time to spend time with friends and family. But for many people, this time can bring or worsen …

5 Ways to Support the Mental Health of Your LGBTQ Loved Ones

Although mental health professionals considered homosexuality a mental illness between 1952 and 1973, today’s professional …

What To Do if an Addict is Unwilling to Seek Help

People suffering from addiction may find it hard to ask for help. It may seem simple, but it feels different for the person …