22 July, 2016
Safe Disposal of Prescriptions: Don’t Contribute to the Epidemic

Safe Disposal of Prescriptions: Don’t Contribute to the Epidemic

There are many substances to which a person could become addicted, each with its own set of risks and dangers….

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22 July, 2016
Cities in America with Large Sober Communities

Cities in America with Large Sober Communities

Although it’s fairly easy to develop an addiction, the process of achieving recovery is decidedly tedious. There’s no roadmap for…

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22 July, 2016
W-18: A Drug More Powerful Than Fentanyl

W-18: A Drug More Powerful Than Fentanyl

There are many substances prone to abuse and which a person could become addicted. Some of the most common and…

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22 July, 2016
How to Hold Your Loved One Accountable

How to Hold Your Loved One Accountable

The disease of addiction is extremely enigmatic. In fact, it’s only relatively recently that we’ve begun to really understand the…

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13 July, 2016
Meeting Your Addict Halfway in Addiction Recovery

Meeting Your Addict Halfway in Addiction Recovery

Although it doesn’t exactly happen overnight, it’s definitely not very difficult to become addicted. There are many people who, for…

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13 July, 2016
Manipulation & Enabling: Signs to Look For in Yourself & an Addict

Manipulation & Enabling: Signs to Look For in Yourself & an Addict

Manipulation and enabling is quite frequent with both the addict themselves and family members or friends. Being in active addiction…

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5 July, 2016
Why Minimizing is Extremely Dangerous

Why Minimizing is Extremely Dangerous

It’s only relatively recently that we’ve begun to understand addiction on even the most basic of levels. Until we were…

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5 July, 2016
The Myth of the Functioning Addict

The Myth of the Functioning Addict

Addiction is a very complicated and enigmatic disease that we’ve only very recently begun to understand. Before the wealth of…

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22 June, 2016
Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

The effects of a substance abuse problem are profound. Let’s look at the physical effects. There’s a significant decrease in…

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22 June, 2016
Uncovering the Statistics of Underage Drinking

Uncovering the Statistics of Underage Drinking

As a society, there are many problems we face today. Being an election year, words like “Trump” and “Hillary” are…

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13 June, 2016
Smashing the Theory of Being Brainwashed In Sobriety

Smashing the Theory of Being Brainwashed In Sobriety

There are countless different diseases and health afflictions that we face today. Fortunately, most of them can either be treated…

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13 June, 2016
How to Make Optimism a Healthy Habit

How to Make Optimism a Healthy Habit

Like in most other aspects of life, state of mind can be an asset to a successful recovery. When a…

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2 June, 2016
Recovery is a Journey, Not a Destination

Recovery is a Journey, Not a Destination

Despite addiction being so common, there are still so many people who aren’t aware of how it develops or how…

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2 June, 2016
Why Addiction is a Disease, Not a Moral Failing

Why Addiction is a Disease, Not a Moral Failing

There are many substances that have a high potential for abuse. To someone who’s, for whatever reason, particularly susceptible to…

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31 May, 2016
What to Do When Your Significant Other is an Addict

What to Do When Your Significant Other is an Addict

Nobody ever intends to become addicted to alcohol and drugs. Despite knowing that we’re in the middle of what the…

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31 May, 2016
Understanding the Insanity of Addiction

Understanding the Insanity of Addiction

It’s only relatively recently that we’ve begun to understand addiction in a more enlightened way. Before the accumulation of scientific…

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24 May, 2016
Why Parents Can’t Save an Addict

Why Parents Can’t Save an Addict

Addiction is a very devastating disease that destroys everything and everyone it touches. There’s a common assumption that people who…

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24 May, 2016
How to Set Realistic Expectations on Your Addicted Loved One

How to Set Realistic Expectations on Your Addicted Loved One

For those of us who have never experienced addiction first hand other than having an addicted loved one, it’s difficult…

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18 May, 2016
Why Forced Sobriety Doesn’t Work

Why Forced Sobriety Doesn’t Work

The disease of addiction is an incredibly complicated, almost enigmatic affliction. We are all aware of what the disease of…

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18 May, 2016
How a Sober Coach Can Help

How a Sober Coach Can Help

It’s hard not to feel like it’s karmic retribution that addiction—which doesn’t take much effort to time to develop—requires so…

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13 May, 2016
Addiction Support Groups for Families

Addiction Support Groups for Families

When we think of support groups, often it’s Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other twelve-step derivatives that come to mind. As…

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6 May, 2016
When is a Life Intervention Needed

When is a Life Intervention Needed

As a species, our lives are incredibly complicated. From the time that we’re children through adulthood and even into old…

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4 May, 2016
What to Do If My Teen is in Denial

What to Do If My Teen is in Denial

It’s only relatively recently that we’ve begun to understand addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease. Before we accumulated research…

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3 May, 2016
What Types of Co-Occurring Disorders Are There?

What Types of Co-Occurring Disorders Are There?

As fickle as health may be, we often take our health for granted. The reason for this is because many…

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2 May, 2016
Signs of Bipolar Disorder

Signs of Bipolar Disorder

The people who don’t have to deal with physical or psychological ailments and who are generally healthy often take their…

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2 May, 2016
Signs That a Loved One Has an Eating Disorder

Signs That a Loved One Has an Eating Disorder

As a species, we humans have a wide variety of potential afflictions from which we can suffer. The majority of…

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27 April, 2016
Going Back To School In Recovery: What To Avoid

Going Back To School In Recovery: What To Avoid

For the person in recovery, life is full of possibilities. For years, active addiction took center stage, hindering growth and…

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20 April, 2016
What Does An Aftercare Plan Consist Of?

What Does An Aftercare Plan Consist Of?

At some point during treatment, your counselor may sit down with you to discuss your aftercare plan. Some people are…

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11 April, 2016
Is My Job Driving Me To Drink/Drug?

Is My Job Driving Me To Drink/Drug?

You’ve probably heard the well-worn saying “This job is driving me to drink” many times. Perhaps you’ve said it yourself….

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5 April, 2016
What Is A Faith-Based Intervention?

What Is A Faith-Based Intervention?

Addiction and alcoholism are serious illnesses that often require intensive treatment to recover from. For the person who is struggling…

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4 April, 2016
6 Ways to Get Your Co-Worker Help for Addiction

6 Ways to Get Your Co-Worker Help for Addiction

Over 30 million Americans are struggling with addiction or alcoholism. Most of these people are functioning members of society that…

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30 March, 2016
Does Peer Pressure Lead to Teen Drug Abuse?

Does Peer Pressure Lead to Teen Drug Abuse?

Even in adulthood people are strongly influenced by the society that they are a part of. From the clothes we…

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29 March, 2016
10 Accurate Movies About Drug Addiction

10 Accurate Movies About Drug Addiction

10 Accurate Movies About Drug Addiction Addiction is a topic that has been handled in Hollywood for decades. While most…

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25 March, 2016
Most Popular Abused Drugs & Paraphernalia to Go with Them

Most Popular Abused Drugs & Paraphernalia to Go with Them

The Community Drug and Alcohol Council, commonly referred to as the CDAC, recently released a list of the most commonly…

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22 March, 2016
Can An Interventionist Help Me With My Elderly, Addicted Loved One?

Can An Interventionist Help Me With My Elderly, Addicted Loved One?

Addiction doesn’t follow any rules. Anyone can become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Despite this fact, many people continue to…

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14 March, 2016
The Dangers Of Eating Disorders

The Dangers Of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that can cause severe health problems and death, if left untreated. Eating…

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14 March, 2016
Current Trends in Teenage Drug Addiction

Current Trends in Teenage Drug Addiction

  Most teenagers will experiment with drugs, it’s almost inevitable. Experimentation at that age is normal, over 50% of new…

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7 March, 2016
How To Help A Loved One With A Drug Problem And A Mental Health Disorder

How To Help A Loved One With A Drug Problem And A Mental Health Disorder

It’s estimated that about 48% of people who have an addiction also struggle with some form of mental illness or…

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1 March, 2016
A Guide to Finding a Good Interventionist

A Guide to Finding a Good Interventionist

If a loved one is struggling with addiction or alcoholism and they are refusing help it maybe time to have…

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29 February, 2016
What Exactly is a Crisis Intervention?

What Exactly is a Crisis Intervention?

Emotional stress is a normal part of life. Most people will go through different levels of emotional stress but going…

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26 February, 2016
A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Drug Addiction

A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Drug Addiction

Over 50% of new drug users in the United States are under the age of 18. Experimentation is part of…

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16 February, 2016
How To Get Help: Addiction And Mental Health

How To Get Help: Addiction And Mental Health

Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people in the United States alone. Another widespread issue faced by at…

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16 February, 2016
Are Interventions Really Like The TV Show?

Are Interventions Really Like The TV Show?

If you are like countless other people who watch television, particularly reality television, you’ve probably caught at least one episode…

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8 February, 2016
College Campuses: Ground Zero For Addiction

College Campuses: Ground Zero For Addiction

While there may be a lot of drug and alcohol use and experimentation in high schools, college is where things…

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5 February, 2016
Does Painkiller Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

Does Painkiller Abuse Lead to Heroin Addiction?

Painkillers and prescription pills have become a severe issue throughout the world, especially in the United States. According to results…

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29 January, 2016
Alcohol Abuse at Indiana University : Facts and Statistics

Alcohol Abuse at Indiana University : Facts and Statistics

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying  “there’s a time and a place for everything”. A lot of people decide…

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18 January, 2016
Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise In Indiana

Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise In Indiana

Drug abuse and addiction is a worldwide problem. Every year, countless lives are lost to overdose, accidents, violent crimes and…

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18 January, 2016
Learn How Addiction Also Affects Family And Friends

Learn How Addiction Also Affects Family And Friends

Addiction is often called a family disease. It could even be called a community disease. Its effects are that far-reaching….

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15 January, 2016
A Guide to Your First Day Sober

A Guide to Your First Day Sober

The life you were living was unmanageable, it was crazy and out of control; so you decided to take action….

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15 January, 2016
5 Most Commonly Abused Drugs by Teens

5 Most Commonly Abused Drugs by Teens

Teenager experiment with drugs, this is pretty much a fact. The substances that they are using are becoming more dangerous…

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15 January, 2016
8 Signs Your Friend or Loved One is Abusing Benzos

8 Signs Your Friend or Loved One is Abusing Benzos

“Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax.” These medications are often prescribed…

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30 December, 2015
Elderly Drug Abuse on the Rise in the U.S.

Elderly Drug Abuse on the Rise in the U.S.

While most people are aware that addiction can affect anyone, and that many of the traditional stereotypes are just that…

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30 December, 2015
7 Signs Someone is Abusing Drugs

7 Signs Someone is Abusing Drugs

Being able to spot the signs of addiction can help save a life. If you have a feeling someone you…

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30 December, 2015
How to Stop Abusing Painkillers

How to Stop Abusing Painkillers

The abuse of prescription opiate painkillers has reached a boiling point in America, with over 2.4 million people reported to…

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30 December, 2015
How to Help Your Newly Sober Teen Avoid Relapse

How to Help Your Newly Sober Teen Avoid Relapse

Being a teenager is hard, no matter who you are or where you’re from being a teenager is an interesting…

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17 December, 2015
10 Things to Do Everyday to Stay Sober

10 Things to Do Everyday to Stay Sober

As addicts and alcoholic we need to put our sobriety before everything, if we are not sober we will most…

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15 December, 2015
Inpatient vs. Outpatient: How To Know Which Is Right For You

Inpatient vs. Outpatient: How To Know Which Is Right For You

If you are searching for treatment for your loved one, or for yourself, you may feel overwhelmed by your choices….

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10 December, 2015
What are the Steps of an Intervention?

What are the Steps of an Intervention?

If you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction, then you probably know why they say that addiction…

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30 November, 2015
5 Common Paraphernalia Used by Heroin Addicts

5 Common Paraphernalia Used by Heroin Addicts

With a huge rise in prescription pill abuse, heroin addiction has become an epidemic in this country. Over the past…

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30 November, 2015
8 Signs Your Loved One is Abusing Opiates

8 Signs Your Loved One is Abusing Opiates

Over the past 15 years, opiates have taken the world by storm. There has been a huge increase in prescription…

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30 November, 2015
What is the Confrontation Intervention Model?

What is the Confrontation Intervention Model?

When a person is struggling with addiction, it doesn’t just affect them, it affects the family and even the community…

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30 November, 2015
How to Know if I Need an Interventionist

How to Know if I Need an Interventionist

Addiction is a powerful disease that destroys lives. It can be hard for someone to understand why a person continues…

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24 November, 2015
The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used legal drugs. People worldwide consume alcohol on a daily basis, and it…

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23 November, 2015
6 Situations That May Call For A Crisis Intervention

6 Situations That May Call For A Crisis Intervention

It’s never easy coming to terms with a loved one’s drug problem. Apart from the constant worry for their safety,…

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23 November, 2015
Flakka, New Synthetic Drug on the Street

Flakka, New Synthetic Drug on the Street

Drugs of one form or another have always been around  since the dawn of man. Ever since humans first tried…

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23 November, 2015
What Is The Most Commonly Abused Chemical Substance?

What Is The Most Commonly Abused Chemical Substance?

There are varying opinions on what, exactly, constitutes a drug, and what would be considered abuse. All opinions and views…

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18 November, 2015
8 Celebrities Who Beat Addiction

8 Celebrities Who Beat Addiction

Drug addiction does not discriminate, addiction can affect anyone with no regard to their social standing, religion, ethnicity and gender….

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18 November, 2015
The Dangers Of Benzo Addiction

The Dangers Of Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that are Central Nervous System (CNS) depressants and include prescription drugs such as Valium,…

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18 November, 2015
What is a Crisis Intervention Service?

What is a Crisis Intervention Service?

Being able to differentiate between emotional stress and an emotional crisis is extremely important. Most people will go through emotional…

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18 November, 2015
What to Do When a Friend or Loved One is an Alcoholic in Denial?

What to Do When a Friend or Loved One is an Alcoholic in Denial?

Their drinking has taken control of every aspect of their life. As the alcohol consumes them it will change that…

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12 November, 2015
Heroin Use On The Rise In Suburbia

Heroin Use On The Rise In Suburbia

While heroin seemed to have faded into the background in recent years, it has continued to be widely abused drug….

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27 October, 2015
Flakka, The New Killer Drug on the Streets

Flakka, The New Killer Drug on the Streets

Throughout the years new drugs have been introduced, every decade had their favorite one. In the 1950’s alcohol ruled the…

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20 October, 2015
How Can Addiction Recovery Change Your Life?

How Can Addiction Recovery Change Your Life?

When someone makes the decision to start the road of addiction recovery they are taking the first step towards an…

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20 October, 2015
Intervention, Starting the Road to Recovery

Intervention, Starting the Road to Recovery

What is an Intervention? Intervention is defined as the action or process of intervening, interference by a country in another’s…

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14 October, 2015
How To Find Addiction Help For Your Spouse When They Are In Denial

How To Find Addiction Help For Your Spouse When They Are In Denial

It isn’t easy to live with addiction, whether you are the one with the problem, or when it is someone…

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14 October, 2015
What To Do When A Loved One Is In Denial About Cocaine Addiction

What To Do When A Loved One Is In Denial About Cocaine Addiction

When someone you love has a problem with addiction, it can feel like your whole world is upside down. It…

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14 October, 2015
What Does Chemical Dependency Treatment Consist Of?

What Does Chemical Dependency Treatment Consist Of?

If you or a loved one has a problem with drugs or alcohol and you are considering treatment, you probably…

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1 October, 2015
Why is Aftercare So Important for Long Lasting Recovery?

Why is Aftercare So Important for Long Lasting Recovery?

Entering into a detox program and an inpatient facility is a huge step towards long term recovery. Entering into an…

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1 October, 2015
Teen Heroin Use On The Rise In The Suburbs

Teen Heroin Use On The Rise In The Suburbs

It is among many parent’s worst nightmares: Their son or daughter is using heroin. Unfortunately, by the time a parent…

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29 September, 2015
What Can A Sober Coach Do For You?

What Can A Sober Coach Do For You?

If you think that sober coaches are only reserved for the Hollywood elite, think again. Sober coaching is a resource…

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29 September, 2015
5 Sure Signs Of Heroin Addiction

5 Sure Signs Of Heroin Addiction

It isn’t easy to come to terms with the possibility that a loved one is using heroin. Of all the…

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29 September, 2015
What To Do If You Find Out Your Teen Is Using Drugs

What To Do If You Find Out Your Teen Is Using Drugs

Drugs are always an ongoing issue with teens. They are exposed to it in school and with friends, often as…

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