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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

dangerous prescription drugs

7 Dangerous Prescription Drugs to Watch Out For

When we think of dangerous drugs, we think of narcotics and psychedelics that are considered illegal: things such as recreational weed (it’s still illegal in many states) or methamphetamine have an obvious bad name in all of our minds. But what we don’t notice are the ones that are hiding

xanax addiction

7 Signs Your Loved One Has a Xanax Addiction and How to Handle It

Over 13.5 million American adults currently have a prescription for benzodiazepines such as Xanax.  Though originally prescribed to treat anxiety, the ugly truth is that Xanax can quickly become incredibly addictive.  Are you concerned that someone you care about currently has a Xanax addiction?  Before you confront them, it’s important to

oxycodone

Why Oxycodone Has Become a Potent Killer

Oxycodone addiction rates have been rising since the drug first hit the medical circuit. Indeed, oxycodone is probably the best-known example of the shady side of pharmaceutical companies, as its history has shown. This drug can prove addictive, fatal, and often leads the user down the path to using traditional hard drugs like

clonazepam withdrawal

How You Can Help Your Loved One Going Through Clonazepam Withdrawal

Prescription drug abuse affects approximately 18 million people. That’s over 6% of those 12 years old and above. While many of those struggling with addiction would love to just quit, the severity of withdrawal symptoms can make it feel impossible. This is the reality for many people struggling with a clonazepam

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7 Tips on Finding the Best Rehab Centers on the Treasure Coast

Have you hit rock bottom? Or are you looking down at a loved one who seems to just be hitting rock bottom time after time again? It’s a terrible place to be. Both situations hurt and it can look like you or your loved one will never climb out of that

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

how to stage an intervention

How to Stage an Intervention

Addiction is a terrible force to have to overcome. It can be painful watching a loved one fall victim to drug or alcohol abuse. If someone in your life desperately needs help, staging an intervention can be the first step in their recovery. An intervention is a conversation between the

spouse of an addict

Living As The Spouse Of An Addict: 10 Coping Strategies For You

Do you love someone struggling with addiction? Do you lie awake- night after night- hoping and praying for a change? For an answer or some much-needed relief? You’re not alone. Addiction ravages families around the country. Being the spouse of an addict can feel incredibly lonely and painful. Let’s get