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Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders by Christopher Kennedy Lawford

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II

Toxic Compulsion 2: Drug Abuse

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.

—Salvador Dali

IN THIS CHAPTER:

Time to Get Honest with Yourself

A Drug-Specific Test: Marijuana

Six Categories of Commonly Abused Drugs

Percentage of Users Who Become Dependent

Ranking the Most Dangerous Drugs

Your Brain on Drugs

Nine Subtle Signs of Addiction

Underlying Problems Can Masquerade as Drug Abuse

Treatment Success and Remission—What Studies Say

Dependency Usually Starts in Adolescence

Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery at Any Age

Meet the Drug Myth Busters

Contrasting Drugs and Alcohol Worldwide

Some Treatment Options

Your 30-Day Challenge for Drugs

Every time Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan or any of the other troubled celebrities ...

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