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Side Effects of Steroid Abuse

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Side Effects of Steroid Abuse

These are some of the side effects of abusing steroids and muscle enhancing drugs on a personal level... Written by Marv of One Step at a Time Fitness and Recovery    “On Cycle” Effects 1 -Insane strength and muscle gains (I would gain up to 20-25 pounds. I peaked at over 220 pounds total). -Increased fat burning (I got as low as 8% body fat still without knowing how to diet properly as I thought you had to eat “clean” all the time and calories didn’t matter). -Increased endurance (Depending on what drugs or research chemicals I was taking). -Increased...

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The Rewards of Working with People in Recovery!

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The Rewards of Working with People in Recovery!

Working with people 1-on-1 in the professional recovery field typically brings to mind a counselor, a nurse, or a doctor of some kind. Thank God for those individuals who work in those positions, I know they’ve saved my ass more than once, and quite frankly are a large reason why I’m even simply alive today. I strongly feel that those are not the only people doing work in the field of recovery on a 1-on-1 basis. I think that sometimes we limit those who qualify as working in the professional recovery field in our minds to those three career paths,...

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How Supplements Put me on the Fast Track to Recovery...

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How Supplements Put me on the Fast Track to Recovery...

"The initial act of stopping the use of drugs and alcohol is not the hard part of overcoming addiction…well, at least it wasn’t for me." My name is Blake and I'm an alcoholic and an addict. Although, I choose to label myself with such titles as “alcoholic” and/or “addict,” I’ve realized that I'm so much more than what those titles insinuate. What I am, who I am, and why I am have all been molded by living a life of active recovery in which I choose to take a daily inventory of myself in an attempt make constant progress towards the...

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I don’t get paid $$ for this!

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I don’t get paid $$ for this!

It’s true, I don’t get paid a single dime for any of this. What is this you’re asking? Recovery, duh! And yeah, I really don’t get paid a single dime to be better. Although, I would be lying if I said I didn’t get paid at all…  I get paid in so many other things than money for working on my recovery. Are you starting to see the correlation? I “work” for my recovery, but I don’t get “paid” for it in money. If you can’t see it, here’s a breakdown ya’ll.  I get paid in a healthy atmosphere around...

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Advantages of Exercise in an Addiction Treatment Program

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Advantages of Exercise in an Addiction Treatment Program

To address the multifaceted aspects of an addiction, exercise can be used as a central counselling tool in the recovery process.  Whether the addiction is to a substance such as alcohol or a behaviour such as gambling, exercise can actively assist an individual by addressing and dealing with their substance abuse. Exercise may accomplish this ...

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