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June 18, 2019

Having someone in your life who has a drug problem can be hard. It can be hard to help them, hard to get them to see what you see, and even hard to love them. Unfortunately, if someone you know or love is an addict, it might be up to you to help them get …

June 13, 2019

86 percent of adults in the U.S drink alcohol, and for most of them, alcohol consumption isn’t a problem. But about a quarter of adults report heavy alcohol use. That alone is cause for concern, and it’s even more so when someone is also taking prescription medications. Combining alcohol with prescription pain meds can cause …

June 11, 2019

Oxycontin has been in use since the 1990s in the United States, as a prescribed method of treating pain. But the use of this opioid has had serious implications on society and users over the past 30 years. From 1999 to 2017, over 200,000 people died in the United States because of overdoses related to …

June 6, 2019

Any addiction can wreak havoc on our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Addictions have the ability to change our personalities and greatly affect our reality. We may see a loved one suffering from addiction and not even recognize them anymore. We wonder what changed and how we can return them to health …

June 4, 2019

While concerns about the class of drugs known as opioids have risen in the last decade, 58 out of every 100 Americans still receive a prescription for these painkillers every year. While useful, their prevalent use and addictive nature lead to millions of cases of abuse. If you’ve come to this article, chances are you …

May 30, 2019

If someone you love is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, you’re not alone. In fact, one in seven people in the United States will experience substance addiction at some point in their lifetime. And if that statistic shocks you, keep reading. Because the really sad truth is that out of those addicts, only ten …

May 28, 2019

Getting sober is, hands down, one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. But staying sober? That could prove to be even more challenging than getting sober in the long run. There are drug and alcohol rehab programs in place to help people get clean. They can serve as an invaluable resource for anyone …

May 23, 2019

Addiction is a term thrown around as though there is one clear definition. While addiction generally involves a few similar characteristics, each instance is different. This poses a problem for society as well as individuals who suffer from addiction. When we fail to recognize the nuances of addiction, we fail to treat those who suffer …

May 21, 2019

Stopping cold turkey could kill an alcoholic. That’s right – sometimes getting clean from alcohol is fatal and we’re going to tell you why. It has to do with the alcohol withdrawal or detox process. Basically, alcoholics have taught their body a new normal (alcoholism) and the shock of taking that away can cause everything …

May 20, 2019

Did you know over 21.5 million Americans aged 12 or older experienced substance use disorder in 2014 alone? This has affected millions of other lives, including their families’ and friends’. However, some of the reasons why an addict may have continued abusing substances are their friends and families, too. They may be enablers, which might …

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