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How to Confront Someone You Love About Their Drug Addiction
When someone in the family is suffering from drug addiction, it affects everyone. You may feel angry, confused, and terrified. You may be baffled by…
Giving it Another Go: Emily’s Recovery Story
At first, Emily used cocaine as a party drug, but when she started doing it while sober, she knew she had a problem. She hid…
Finding Peace and Positivity: Jay’s Story
Addicted to percocet and living in the back closet of his job, Jay’s life was unmanageable. It got to the point that he didn’t want…
Drugs and The Dark Web: A Dangerous Combination
Drugs and The Dark Web There is a lot of information and many assumptions about the dark web. Most people have no idea what the…
Are You a High Functioning Alcoholic? Remember These 9 Signs
Did you know that almost 20% of alcoholics are considered high functioning? But what are the signs of a high functioning alcoholic? Read more...
Are You Enabling Addiction? Signs You’re an Enabler
Addiction to alcohol or drugs is a family disease. Although the drinker or drug user is obviously sick, his or her loved ones also become…
What to Expect From an Opiate Detox
There are over 900 opiate-related deaths per week in the United States, on average. Millions of people are addicted to opiates such as heroin or prescription…
Lapse vs. Relapse
People know what it means when a person recovering from addiction has a relapse—they use again or return to the pattern of behavior and fall…
Addiction Recovery Residential Treatment Centers
Addiction can be isolating. The negative pressure this condition can put on a person could make them feel like they are all alone. What’s worse,…
Heroin Addiction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The statistics of heroin abuse in Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding areas are astounding. Deaths from heroin overdose are on the rise. This article covers…
Understanding Psychological vs Physical Addiction
People sometimes consider psychological addiction and physical addiction to a substance to be two separate phenomena. While understandable, this dichotomy is untrue. All addictions have…
Unique New Approaches to Benzo Withdrawal Treatment
Benzodiazepines is a commonly prescribed treatment for anxiety. It can also put you in the clutch of an unforgiving cycle of addiction. Producing symptoms that…
Finding Your Identity After Addiction
In the throes of addiction, you are not usually taking the time to consider the abstract idea of identity. You are too caught up in…
10 Questions You Should Ask a Rehab
Once you make the decision to seek help for addiction, you have to find a rehab facility that will fit your unique needs and ensure…
Co-dependency and Addiction
Codependency and addiction have a strong connection although they are two different conditions people may struggle to manage. Codependency is when one person develops an…
Alcohol Treatment Options Can Vary Depending Upon the Severity of an Individual’s Alcohol Problem
An estimated 88,129 people died from excess use of alcohol between 2006 and 2010. Alcohol abuse has become a prevalent issue in the United States over the…
Robert Downey Jr.’s Heroic Recovery: From Addict to Iron Man
One of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., is as well-known for being a talented, successful actor as he is for his struggle…
Why Addressing Addiction Alone Won’t Work – Addiction and Trauma
Historically, substance abuse treatment was a single-focus intervention–to get the “addict” to stop using. Clinically, counselors and therapists only focused on the addiction perhaps assuming…
What’s the Difference Between Crack and Coke?
Aside from the names, what is the difference between crack and cocaine? Read more...
Mind, Body, Soul: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health
When you hear the word “holistic,” what do you think? You may associate it with an organic health food store or barefoot yogis chanting “OM”…