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Is Seroquel Addictive? The Strange Truth About Seroquel Abuse

Today, we’re asking the question, “Is Seroquel Addictive?” And yes you guessed it, I’m going to share my extensive experience with being a bipolar addict in recovery who is currently prescribed Seroquel. Also, we’ll look at what the experts are saying about the addictive potential of Seroquel. There’s a recovery joke going around, and it goes something like this, “Hey, what’s your DOC? Well, right… 

Is Tramadol Addictive? Absolutely

Is Tramadol addictive? This is the million dollar question. Anyone who’s used narcotics recreationally will tell you flat out, “Yes, Tramadol is addictive.”  However, the medical profession and people who’ve never abused drugs have varying opinions on the subject. And that’s just it—they have opinions, not experience. Tramadol may be seen as having a lesser potential for dependence than oxycodone simply because it’s a schedule… 

Withdrawal Symptoms from Meth — Serious and Debilitating

If you’ve read my meth addiction story, then you’ll know I’m especially qualified to talk about the subject of withdrawal symptoms from meth. Withdrawal from meth? That’s right! For many years I was under the impression that the worse substances to withdraw from were alcohol, benzos, and opiates. I mean what could be worse than going through withdrawal from a 2-year, everyday heroin addiction? Nothing…… 

AA Step 10 — Continue to Take Personal Inventory

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In AA step 10 is the beginning of the “maintenance” steps. In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, step 10 reads: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” Step 10 should begin while we’re working through our amends in step 9. You don’t have to wait until you’ve completed all your amends to begin step 10. In fact, it… 

Substance Abuse at Work — 4 Jobs with the Highest Risks of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse at work is a major problem in America today. Due to their high-pressure working environments, many American professionals crave comfort and relief through various methods. Unfortunately, your environment, stress levels, anxiety, and depression can lead to substance abuse. When left unchecked, professionals in demanding career fields can end up with unhealthy coping mechanisms that can quickly turn into an addiction. Substance abuse is…