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Drug Addiction Profiled on Deadliest Catch

The reality show Deadliest Catch follows a few different privately owned fishing boats in the Bering Sea, chronicling the hard labor that comes with the job and the personal stories of many of the fishermen as well as the boats’ captains. One thing that the show doesn’t do is address the drug addiction that is rampant among fishermen – until now. Drug Addiction and Deadliest Catch It’s not uncommon for fishermen to abuse crystal meth and other stimulants in order to stay awake for 36+ hours at a time during the most labor intensive parts of the trip or for […]

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3 Bands That Lost Their Front Men to Drug Addiction

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll: the saying is that they go together. Unfortunately, both sex and drugs have taken down some of the biggest bands in rock and roll history. Here we take a look at some of the bands that have lost their front men to drug addiction – and continued to rock. Iron Maiden Lost Paul Di’Anno to Bad Behavior Under the Influence British heavy metal band Iron Maiden let go of Paul Di’Anno, their first singer, when his wild behavior under the influence of drugs became too much for his band mates to handle. That’s saying […]

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Heroin Addiction is a Disease

Heroin addiction is not a disease in the metaphorical sense. Even though it infiltrates communities, destroys families and costs governments and healthcare systems millions of dollars every year and is certainly a disease in that sense, it is also a medical disease. The chemical changes that occur in the brain when heroin is used continue and become semi-permanent – at least – when heroin abuse becomes chronic and turns into heroin addiction. Physical dependence and psychological cravings are entwined in the brain and even the user undergoes heroin detox, those changes remain. Medical treatment is required in order for recovery, […]

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Drug Addiction: Your Mind, Body and Spirit

A drug addiction can make you feel broken and disconnected. Your mind can’t think clearly anymore. Your body feels abused and exhausted. And your spirit feels dejected and hopeless. How will you get every part of you working together again? Find out how drug rehab can help you make the connection once again. Your Body And Drug Addiction Drugs affect your body in so many different ways. Whether it’s alcohol, heroin, or marijuana, drugs put your nervous system into overdrive. The natural chemicals that move between your nerve endings communicate messages within your body. When drugs interfere with this process, […]

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Getting Back on Track After Relapse

Relapse can happen to anyone trying to maintain a sober life. Sometimes the triggers can come from problems beyond your control. Whatever the reason for your relapse, you need to know how to get back on track. Take the following tips with you as you step back into sobriety. Stay Sober For The Next 24 Hours If you just stopped using your drug of choice, the next 24 hours are hugely important. Don’t worry about how you are starting over or how long your sobriety might last. Just do everything you can to stay sober for this 24 hour period. […]

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