Category Archives: Basics of Addiction

mental health

How Addiction Affects Your Mental Health

With a substantial increase of depression in youths, the U.S. is facing an alarming situation with co-occurring mental health issues and substance use disorders among teens and adults.
According to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), more than half of people who […]

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Understanding Slips vs. Relapse

In addiction recovery, there are always going to be bumps in the road. There is a great probability that individuals battling addiction will use alcohol or drugs again, even after treatment. When people do return to their life-threatening habits, the […]

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rehab treatment

8 Tips to Help you Get Through Rehab Treatment

For some, going to rehab is a waste of time (and money), a dreadful experience that doesn’t affect their recovery in any way. For others, the right rehab treatment will save their life.
Choose you addiction treatment center carefully. Here are […]

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drug overdose

How to Help Someone who Overdosed On Drugs

Every year, the number of people dying from drug overdose increases, with males leading in the number of deaths. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of deaths from all drugs in the U.S. has increased from over 20,000 […]

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addicted person

5 Ways to Help an Addicted Person Who Doesn’t Want Help

Through the years, we’ve all met a person suffering from some sort of addiction. We have witnessed the immense power of dependency that destroys the person we know. Their body, mind, and spirit. When our loved one is struggling with […]

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inpatient rehab

Inpatient Rehab vs Outpatient Rehab – How to Choose?

Among the other important things that influence your decision when entering rehab are the seriousness of your abuse or addiction and the type of treatment you should choose. If you struggle with addiction of any type, whether it’s alcohol, drug or […]

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Gender and Addiction

Addiction can occur due to a variety of factors, including environment and family history. However, studies show that gender also plays a vital role in its development. Although addiction is devastating and life-threatening to both sexes, research shows that men […]

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drug addiction signs

30 Early Signs Your Loved One is Struggling with Drug Addiction

You have probably been wondering for a while, but until you hear them admit it, you can’t tell for sure. Recognizing the early signs of drug addiction can save many lives. However, knowing if someone has an addiction problem is not […]

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12 Step Program: History and Process

The 12-step program is a set of tools for spiritual growth that has saved millions of individuals worldwide. Adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, there are many 12-step programs for a wide range of addictions and compulsive behaviors […]

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substance abuse intervention

Substance Abuse Evaluation – Why It’s Important and What to Expect

1. What is A Substance Abuse Evaluation?
For most people dealing with substance abuse, an evaluation, especially when conducted by a professional, is an unpleasant process. Opening up your soul to show your inner struggles to a stranger is difficult.
The goal of the evaluation […]

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