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NEWS OF HOPE Melanie Leitinger

April 12, 2019

Hi, my name is Melanie Leitinger. I work at the Robby Dawson Home for Women as program staff. It is a great feeling to be helping other women.

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Understanding the Physical Effects of Drug Addiction

April 11, 2019

How Drugs Affect the Body Drug addiction is a serious issue that often requires drug addiction help to truly overcome. In order to understand why people get addicted to drugs in the first place, we have to understand what happens to the body when a person uses drugs. Different drugs affect the body in different ways. Understanding the drugs and their effects allow drug addiction help programs, like the ones through Teen Challenge USA, provide the best help possible. Below are three of the most common types of drugs and how they typically affect the brain and body.

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The Difference Between Physical and Mental Dependencies

April 9, 2019

Physical and Mental Dependencies Every addiction is different. Depending on the person and the type of substance, people will experience different withdrawal symptoms and different challenges in their recovery process. Generally, drugs are either physically or mentally addictive.

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