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The Serious Health Risks That Arise from Drug or Alcohol Addiction

It can be hard to identify the point where recreational drug or alcohol use crosses over into addiction, even for professional counselors and doctors. But it isn’t hard to recognize the damage that these substances can cause to a person, a family, or a community. Drug Addiction There is no one exact cause of drug […]

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How to Recognize If a Loved One Is Affected by Addiction

Addiction is pervasive, influencing all areas of one’s life. While those suffering from addiction may often try to hide it, there are certain signs that friends and family can watch for that may indicate an addiction. Here are 10 signs that your loved one may be suffering from a substance abuse issue and that it’s […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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