Category Archives: addiction

effects of prescription drugs

The Nasty Side Effects Of Prescription Drugs: How People In Pain Become Addicts

When we think about the typical side effects of prescription drugs, we usually think of nausea, drowsiness, and other physical symptoms. But one of the most common, and most dangerous, side effects to watch out for is an addiction. Did you know opioid abuse has become so large a problem that

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Surprising Effects of Alcohol on Skin: How it’s Aging You Inside and Out

When you think about the impact alcohol has on your health and wellbeing most people only consider what it does to their internal organs. But, do you really understand its devastating effects on your body’s largest organ? One in eight adults in the US is battling alcoholism. If you find the recurrent use of

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No More Excuses: A Guide to the Many Different Types of Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers

Did you know that substance abuse and illicit drug use cost the United States on average $740 billion each year? These costs result from: Lost work productivity Crime Health care What’s more, the total number of overdose deaths skyrocketed from 16,849 in 1999 to more than 70,237 in 2017. The sharpest

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The Connection Between Domestic Abuse and Addiction: How Toxic Relationships Lead to Addiction

Around 60% of people are willing to stay in unfulfilling and unsatisfying relationships. This willingness to stay in bad relationships results in abusive relationships forming. Abuse isn’t always physical, although, that is what we think of. Other types include psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial. Manipulation can hit several categories at once

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Dangerous Dr. Feel Good: Recognizing Adderall Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Worried about addiction in a loved one or yourself? Not sure if you’re reading the Adderall addiction signs right? You may be barking up the right tree because Adderall is a very addictive drug. Many people think: Oh, it’s prescribed by the doctor, how can it be bad? But Adderall abuse

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

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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How To Live With An Addict Who Refuses Treatment: An Emergency Guide

Being forced to sit back and watch one of your loved ones battle with drug or alcohol addiction is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. It can be especially difficult when the person steadfastly refuses to get professional help for their problem. There are more than 14,000

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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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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