What makes an addiction?
What's He Using?
If it's negative in your life, then make it positive
Challenges and Obstacles
Lost Lives Through the Decades (Due to Drugs)
100

Physically addictive substances used daily can bring these uncomfortable physical symptoms.

withdrawal 

100

The oldest known intoxicating substance used specifically for recreational purposes (even dating back to the biblical times)

Alcohol

100

We make dozens if not hundreds of these a day with our mind and one of the best ways to improve our lives is to practice making good ones:

decisions/choices

100

a strong addictive urge that can pull you in a way you may not want to go if you are not careful

craving

100

this artist was referred to as the king of pop, died due to complications from prescription drugs in 2009

michael jackson

200

It takes more and more of a substance to get the same effect which often fuels the desire and need for using larger amounts. 

tolerance

200

class of drugs used medicinally for thousands of years to relieve physical pain but nowadays often abused to relieve emotional pain. 

opiates/opioids

200

This describes overall the way we present and express ourselves. If we have a negative one we should want to change it to grateful and positive.

attitude 

200

You may have went backwards a little bit, but you didn't completely relapse

setback

200

singer of one of the most popular grunge bands in the 1990's shot himself in the head in 1994 at the age of 27

kurt cobain

300

failure to recognize the truth about a problem, particularly an addiction, is often referred to as this.

denial 

300

Even though life may be spiraling out of control with dependency clearly increasing, some people may believe that they are not addicted just because they may be obtaining drugs this legal medical way.

prescription 

300

this categorizes and includes that all that is most important in your life, and what you care about the most, and what has the most worth to you.

values

300

In order to succeed, you must change: _____,______. and ______.

people, places and things

300

She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues and jazz. Passed away in July 2011.

Amy Winehouse

400

Every bad choice we make can mean we have to face these later. Addiction can cause people to foolishly ignore these repeatedly. 

consequences

400

The vast majority of people who use this legal plant use it as often as 10 or 20 times a day despite knowing it is the number one killer of all addictive substances in the world.

tobacco

400

You can have ups and downs along the way but what matters most is that you keep moving forward. If this is true then you are steadily making this

progress

400

With more severe addiction, particularly opioid, if the withdrawal or cravings are overwhelming it may be wise to consider seeking a doctor for this:

MAT 

400

This iconic musician is one of the top earning dead celebrities today. He passed away from complications of prescription drug addiction in 1977.

elvis presley

500

When you spend too much, use too much or too often and life problems are steadily piling up, it is a good sign that you have lost this.

control

500

stimulants such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and speed when taken for long periods of time can induce a mental state of hallucinations and extreme paranoia called:

psychosis 

500

A state of mind where you are thankful and taking notice of the good things in life, rather than focusing on the bad

gratitude

500

They say relapse doesn't suddenly happen out of nowhere-it's not an event, it is often much more of a gradual ________.

process

500

This world-famous movie star shocked the world in 1962 from a barbiturate overdose which some say was accidental or suicide. 

Marilyn Monroe

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