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7 Steps To Support A Loved One Who Has An Addiction

Whilst it might be the case that the ultimate resolution of a loved one’s drug addiction is their enrolment in a drug rehab program like, there is no shortage of ways in which you can help them before and towards that destination. So many actions and steps can be taken by those who care deeply for someone addicted to drugs that it can pose the problem of deciding which to follow.

In this article, we will narrow down all the various ways you can help a loved one with drug addiction to just seven. Of those seven, you could choose to follow just one of them, but we recommend you try as many as possible for the best results. That way, you can determine which has the most positive effect to continue along that path, hopefully ending with your loved one agreeing to enter drug rehab.

#1 – Ensure You Educate Yourself

Drug addictions can come in many forms, and each drug will cause various symptoms and behaviours of which you should be aware. We have placed this at #1 because you must learn as much about the addictions your loved one is facing, especially if they are drug related. That education also includes researching which drug rehab facilities will be the most suitable for your loved one’s treatment.

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15 Motivational Fitness Quotes That Will Inspire You

No matter at what level anyone partakes in exercise and fitness programs, there has to be motivation within that individual to do so. For some, this comes easily; for others, they seem to be on a roller coaster, whereby some days, they cannot wait to get out of bed and go jogging first thing in the morning, and other days, they just want to pull the duvet over their head and go back to sleep. Let us be honest; we have all been there at least once.

It is certain everyone who does exercise has moments when their ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone! In those moments, there are several ways in which you can seek the motivation that you need, and one of the best is to recall a motivational quote. These are words that have been written or spoken, more often than not, by famous people that provide some inspiration and motivation to carry on.

So, we thought it would be useful if we did some research and found what we believe to be the best motivational quotes and, in particular, those motivational quotes that could relate to fitness and exercise. We found loads but have narrowed them down to 15 of the very best. For all quotes, we have credited the person to whom the original words belong. Some are sportspeople, others are celebrities, and you might even see one from a former US president.

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Why Employers Must Recognise Drugs Addiction Is A Disease, Not A Choice

When an employer is confronted with the reality that one of their employees is a drug addict and must enter a drug rehab program, there are several views they may take on that scenario and they cover a wide scale of opinions.

At one extreme will be employers who say the employee is a criminal, that drug addicts have no place in their business, and that anyone who chooses to take drugs is to be fired. At the other end of the scale are employers completely sympathetic to their employee’s predicament, who may have experience of a loved one recovering from drug addiction and who even offer to finance their employee’s recovery.

As you read both of those viewpoints, which do you lean towards? The answer is crucially important if you are an employer and speaks to whether you believe drug addiction is a choice, a crime, and punishment is the answer, or that drug addiction is a medical condition that needs treatment.

Ultimately, how you run your business and your terms and conditions relating to drug addiction within your workforce is a matter for you. However, we ask you to pause for a second and understand one thing. It has been proven by countless medical studies of those addicted to drugs that their drug addiction is a disease rather than a lifestyle choice.

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7 Sure-fire Ways To Improve Your Dental Health

Whilst your dentist will surely be skilled and experienced to rectify many of the dental issues that you may have, their influence on your dental health is nothing compared to one other person. That person is you, and maybe, as with many other individuals, you are not fully aware of the impact you can have on the health of your teeth and gums.

What is more, it is not that difficult to achieve more for the wellbeing of your teeth and gums than your dentist ever could by taking responsibility for your oral health To prove it to you, here are 7 ways that can be achieved.

Use The Correct Toothbrush: For some reason, many people think the harder the bristles are on their toothbrush the better it is. In fact, the opposite is true as hard bristles can irritate gums and cause them to bleed. If possible, use a toothbrush with soft bristles, and those with small, round brush heads have an ability to reach more parts of your mouth.

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Wax on with Jojoba

Did you know that jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) is not an oil but a natural wax ester? Of more than 350,000 identified plant species, jojoba is the only one which produces liquid wax esters which are more similar to human sebum than commonly used vegetable oils.

Sebum is a waxy substance produce by our sebaceous glands which helps to waterproof our skin and create a waxy barrier. This barrier prevents foreign invaders such as bacteria penetrating our skin which can cause acne and infections. When using soaps and beauty products which are full of harsh chemicals, sebum is stripped from the skin, leaving it susceptible to infections and irritations.

The jojoba plant is native to North America and was highly valued by the Native Americans who used it for skin ailments and as a skin restorer. Jojoba is now successfully grown naturally in Australia without the use of chemicals or pesticides. The jojoba beans are cold pressed to ensure all the vitamins and nutrients are retained. Jojoba oil should be a deep rich golden colour so if you find clear or pale jojoba then is has been refined with chemicals or heat treated which damages its precious nutrients.

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Why Employing A Local SEO Company Will Benefit Your Medical Centre

If your medical centre has a website and you would like to see its ranking on Google improve, then the most effective way to make that happen is by using SEO. Now, SEO can seem hugely complicated, and many have tried and failed to make it work, however, if you follow the advice of the SEO specialists at and employ a local SEO company to do your SEO for you, then your website should be ranking higher before too long.

You note that we say ‘local’ SEO company and one of the reasons we stress that is that in almost every field when you are dealing with a local company, rather than national or international ones, there is a strong likelihood that the costs will be lower. One of the reasons for that is due to the complex nature of SEO.

What larger companies tend to do is outsource many aspects of the work to other companies, and of course, when that happens and each individual company is trying to make a profit, it drives up the price of each element of the SEO campaign, and thus the overall price your medical centre will have to pay increases.

It is also the case that you might employ a different company for each aspect of the campaign so you will have a copywriting company for the content, a company that are experts in optimising your website, another whose sole role is to build backlinks and so on. Again, when you are paying multiple companies, rather than just one, the total cost is almost certainly going to be higher, than if you employ just one company.

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How Can I Tell if Someone’s Health Is Suffering Because of Harassment?

In the modern world, workplace harassment, discrimination and any other forms of bullying are prevented by law. However, problems still occur, especially when people from different backgrounds are forced to work together.

Because of this, many people suffer poor mental and physical health as a result of long-term harassment. Some people neglect to ask for help because they’re embarrassed, while others may accept harassment as the norm. As a result, they suffer in silence.

This brings us to today’s pressing question: “How can you tell if someone’s health is suffering because of workplace harassment?

Although this is a complicated question that requires a lot of thought, we’ve explored a few tell-tale signs in the rest of this article.

  1. They Lack Motivation for Things They Used to Enjoy

If you notice one of your colleagues starting to lose motivation for their work and other activities they use to thrive off, there could be a problem. Pay careful attention to people who appear sadder or more emotional than usual, and consider approaching them with an offer of help if required.

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Having Cataract Surgery After Laser Eye Surgery

Smile laser surgery has become one of the most effective surgical procedures that exists, with millions of people able to give up wearing glasses or contact lenses as result. You can have laser eye surgery at literally any age assuming there are no other medical reasons why it might not be advised.

What is most definitely the case, is that lots of the younger generations such as those in their 20s and 30s are queueing up to have laser eye surgery. At that age, the possibility of developing cataracts is minimal, but as we grow older, it increases greatly, normally after the age of 40, and especially when we reach 60 years of age.

This can lead us to a scenario where someone has had laser surgery, either recently, or a few years ago, and now, because of cataracts, they are in need of cataract surgery. The question that now arises is whether someone who has laser eye surgery can subsequently have cataract surgery?

The simple answer to the question is ‘Yes, they can’, but it is not as simple as simply signing up for the cataract operation, and there are several caveats and precautions that need to be in place first.

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Botox for Urinary Incontinence

Botox for Urinary Incontinence 

For smoothing out wrinkles, Botox is many people’s treatment option of choice. However, did you know it holds value in the medical field, as well? Botox injections can be offered as a treatment option for overactive bladder (OAB), according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

What is Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB)?

Millions of people around the world are affected by OAB, with women more likely to be than men. This condition causes a sudden and frequent urge to urinate, and it’s not always easy to control. Day and night, sufferers of this condition may feel they need to urinate. Sometimes, this can lead to an unintentional loss of urine known as urgency incontinence.

Symptoms of this condition include waking up more than twice per night to urinate, feeling a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate, and urinating more than eight times in one day. Some people also experience urgency incontinence after feeling an immediate need to go.

With this condition, you may feel like isolating yourself or limiting your social outings. Fortunately, there are many ways to combat the condition, such as changing your diet, pelvic floor muscle exercises, and bladder-holding techniques. However, some sufferers are also seeing the value in Botox.

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What is Food Combining?

Food Combining is a way of eating to simplify the complexity of digesting our foods. It ensures that the foods we eat can travel through our entire digestive system with ease.

Depending on the combinations of foods you are eating, a healthy looking meal may end up causing weight gain and/or digestive problems.

There are two simple rules to food combining:

1) No proteins and starches at the same meal, wait two hours between protein and starches

2) No fruits and vegetables at the same meal, wait two hours between fruits and vegetables

So how can using these rules help? By food combining we are taking into account mechanical digestion (chewing and churning) and chemical digestion (micronutrient breakdown & enzyme production) of our macronutrients.

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