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Celebrating Sobriety
Giving sobriety gifts is a common way to honor a friend or family member who has worked hard on their journey to recovery from addiction.…
The Sackler Family Saga
From the rise of Purdue Pharma, to becoming the archetype villain of the opiate crisis, the Sackler Family has certainly evolved over the years. The…
Demi Lovato YouTube Series Highlights Star’s Fight With Addiction, Overdose
Only 10 years after her national television debut, Demi Lovato found herself minutes away from death. Read more...
What are Delirium Tremens?
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the name used to describe the symptoms that ensue when a person who is a heavy drinker tries to cut back…
What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?
When you think of someone with alcoholism, you may picture someone who is always falling-down-drunk or whose life is in shambles. While that can be…
Dissociative Disorder and Addiction
If you’ve ever felt absorbed by a really good movie or book and “lost yourself” in it—you have experienced dissociation. Dissociation is when a person…
Understanding Withdrawal Medications
Withdrawal medications are typically used during medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse and addiction treatment for drugs or alcohol. It’s important to understand exactly what withdrawal…
Habit Forming Drugs and Addiction Signs
At the start of a new year many people look for tricks to create new habits. Often, this means making exercising a habit, eating healthier…
The Rise of Synthetic Opioids
In recent years, synthetic opioids have become more prevalent illegally and on the streets and are having powerful consequences. According to the Centers for Disease…
How Can I Help a Friend with Addiction?
If you have a friend who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you are probably wondering how you can help. It’s difficult to see someone…
Mood Disorders and Addiction
Mood disorders and addiction are often connected. It’s not always clear what comes first, but many times, people with a mood disorder may self-medicate, leading…
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…
Life in Recovery Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Feel at Home
Recovery is more than the process of ending substance abuse. It’s the process of rebuilding and healing. Individuals who suffer from addiction need the opportunity…
How to Identify Signs of Opiate Abuse in a Loved One
Has a loved one started to act erratically, or just… differently? Has their behavior changed so much so that you believe it could be a…
Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy for Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction
If you're looking into potential treatment options for alcoholism or drug addiction, it's quite likely you'll come across facilities that offer cognitive behavioral therapy, or…