Month: July 2018

Addiction

Do I Have an Addiction Problem?

Addiction differs from person to person and the signs and symptoms can also vary depending on the substances a person may use. However, there are a number of indicators that could help with identifying a potential drug or alcohol addiction. First off, let’s very briefly define addiction: addiction is the physical and psychological need to […]

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Addiction
Rehab

5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking About Going to Rehab

It can be frightening to admit that you have a substance abuse issue, especially given the stigma surrounding addiction. You will usually be able to find several excuses to not got to rehab, but here are a few questions that if you answer “yes” to, you should seriously consider seeking professional help. Are you in […]

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Addiction
Information

Shaming the Sick: Stigma and the Damage It Causes

Stigma describes the powerful and negative perceptions usually associated with addiction and substance abuse. It has the power to negatively affect one’s self-esteem, damage relationships with peers, and makes accessing treatment a lot harder for those suffering from addiction. It is by all means a public health issue, as it has a significant contribution to […]

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Addiction
Tips

5 Reasons Why You Should Cut Off a Loved One with Addiction

Letting go is always hard, and friends and family will go to great lengths for the ones they love. They may even knowingly allow a loved one to take advantage of them because at least they will still be a part of their lives. Cutting off a loved one who is suffering from addiction can […]

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Addiction
Information

Services for Finding Sober Roommates

People recovering from addiction know that they have to change the people they spend time with and avoid high-risk locations, as well as things that could cause cravings, which is why the number of sober living homes across the country is increasing. These alcohol and drug-free living environments are specifically recommended for people who have […]

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Addiction
Tips

4 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation

While for many a vacation means staying on a tropical island and drinking cocktails, for others it means stressful situations that can lead to a relapse. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your vacation all while staying sober: Consider the Timing You don’t leave all your worries behind when you […]

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Addiction
Information

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Needle Exchange Programs?

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Needle Exchange Programs? Needle exchange programs are controversial programs that provide sterile needles to people who inject drugs. Many programs also offer the disposal of unsterile needles, among other services. The goal of programs like these is to reduce the transmission of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis […]

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Addiction
Tips

Tips to Stop Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a serious health problem in the United States. It is one of the most common, costly, and deadly form of excessive alcohol use in the country. According to the CDC, one in six adults binge drinks about four times a month. By definition, binge drinking means consuming five or more drinks in […]

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