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married to an addict

Bad Romance: What You Should Know If You’re Married to an Addict

The most recent data from 2017 shows that substance abuse and suicides accounted for over 150,000 deaths in America. Addiction is a downward spiral that comes in many forms, not just drug abuse, though. It is psychologically draining to the point where one may contemplate suicide. You may not even

prescription drug abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

If you think your family or loved ones are safe from prescription drug addiction, you may want to think again. In 2016, prescription drug abuse affected 11 million people.  46 people a day die from a prescription overdose, accounting for 35% of all opioid deaths. People of all ages, from

oxycodone withdrawal symptoms

How to Taper Off: 7 Tips for Avoiding Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the CDC, each day, there are 130 deaths from an opioid overdose in the United States. This epidemic has touched nearly every person in America, leaving a trail of misery and loss in its wake. A commonly abused opioid is oxycodone, which is the generic name for the brand

effects of alcohol

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse? What Families Need to Know

Although the effects of heavy drinking have been known for a long time, more recent medical evidence suggests that even consuming low amounts of alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain illnesses. It’s important for everyone to realize the immense risk that comes along with the other more pleasant

detox rehab

Detox vs Rehab: What’s the Best Option for You?

Death rates from drugs and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States. In the past 5 years alone, opiate overdose fatalities have increased by 45%. Though not as stark in numbers, alcohol-related deaths have been on the steady incline, as well. If you’re ready to break free from the deadly grips of

alcohol withdrawal timeline

Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline: What Happens After You Go Cold Turkey?

Do you dread the weekends because you have a family member who drinks too much? Are you looking for ways to help your loved one sober up and start over? There are more than 15 million Americans with an alcohol abuse disorder, but only about 6% of them get treatment. If your

how to stay sober

How to Stay Sober at the Bar with Friends

It’s Saturday night, all of your friends have invited you to the bar. You love hanging out with your friends like anyone else so you want to go but you’re also a recovering alcoholic who doesn’t want to hang out around the booze. Just because you want to stay away

how to get sober

How to Get Sober: Your Step-by-step Guide to Finding Treatment and Staying Clean

For those who struggle with addiction, it can often seem like there’s no hope at all. Being trapped in a self-destructive cycle takes its toll on the addicted individual, ruining lives and relationships for as long as the addiction continues. There is help available for those who are wondering how

drug rehabilitation

Drug Rehabilitation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Drug addiction is a great and terrible beast. According to experts, as many as 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  This carries a myriad of negative side effects. Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to unemployment and stress in your relationships. And if someone you

dangerous opiates

Dangerous Opiates: List of Commonly Abused Prescription Opioids

It’s no secret that there’s an opiate addiction problem in the United States today. Many people don’t realize the seriousness of the problem, though. Did you know, for example, that more than 130 people die every day from an opiate overdose? While some people overdose on illegal opiates like heroin, many people