Category Archives: Addiction Recovery

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

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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

is drug addiction a disease

Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

At least 24 million Americans have used drugs at some point in their lives. You, or someone you love, may be battling with drug addiction after casual usage spiraling out of control. You may also be grappling with the question of, “Is drug addiction a disease?” While some people frame drug addiction

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How to Stay Supportive When Your Loved One Has an Addiction Relapse

You will certainly love your loved one up until and after they overcome their addiction. Especially if they are your child. However, loving someone with an addiction can be confusing. One minute they might act like their normal selves and the next like someone you’ve never met before. They might also

is addiction really a disease

Is Addiction Really a Disease? 

A hotly debated topic that has surfaced recently revolves around the question: “Is addiction really a disease?” To many, this conversation is of utmost importance. These individuals insist that addiction is a certifiable disease, upheld by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) definition of “substance abuse disorder”.  However, to some, the idea of calling addiction a disease comes off as enabling to

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7 Signs Of Alcohol Poisoning And What To Expect During Recovery

Six people per day die from alcohol poisoning. Over 75% of them are between the ages of 35-64. Part of the problem is that it’s not always easy to recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning. Many people wrongly assume that all someone has to do is to “sleep it off.”

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Encouraging Things to Say to Someone in Rehab

A recent study found that nearly half of Americans report having a family member or close friend addicted to drugs. Do you have a loved one seeking treatment for a substance use disorder? You may feel scared, angry, or even awkward around the situation. Rest assured that these are all

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Why Is Alcohol Addictive? A Study of One of the Most Infamous Drugs

Shame is one of the most painful feelings you can experience. Negative feelings are often a direct reflection of how we view ourselves in the world. Many alcoholics carry around shameful feelings about being unable to quit drinking on their own. If you think you might have a problem with

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Why Can’t I End My Heroin Addiction on My Own?

Getting over heroin addiction on your own is not that simple. Many have tried to quit only to fall back into patterns of heroin abuse. This happens because addiction is a disease of the brain that requires professional treatment. Quitting on your own also exposes you to physical and mental

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What It’s Like To Live With An Addiction To Hydrocodone?

I wish I could say that I had the time of my life when I used hydrocodone. I would love to tell you that it made all my problems go away, but it hurt me more than it helped me. At the start of my addiction, it did make things