Teenage Substance Abuse

The Many Risks of Teenage Substance Abuse

Teenage substance abuse is something that many parents think of as a part of growing up. “It’s just a phase they are going through.” How many times have we heard that? Is it curiosity, simple experimentation, or is it to …
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Benzodiazepine Addiction

It is Alarming How Easily Benzodiazepine Addiction Can Occur

Physicians prescribe benzodiazepines often in the United States today for a number of anxiety disorders. And, many individuals abuse these drugs resulting in benzodiazepine addiction. One reason that benzodiazepines are so highly addictive is that people develop a tolerance to …
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Time for Rehab

How Do You Know if It’s Time for Rehab?

If you’re wondering if it’s time for rehab, the first thing you need to do is ignore the myths or misconceptions you’ve heard.  For instance, some people say you need to hit rock bottom before getting treatment, but they are …
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Types of Alcoholics

5 Types of Alcoholics: Which One Are You?

When we think about alcoholism, most of us envision a homeless person on the streets or a surly thug who enjoys causing trouble everywhere he goes.  However, research shows that there are five types of alcoholics with surprisingly different characteristics. …
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Life After Addiction

How to Rebuild Your Life After Addiction

Enduring years of addiction turns a person’s life upside down. If you are new to recovery, you know this. Addiction affects your health, relationships, careers, and your entire life. It is not easy to get clean and sober but through …
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Prevention Strategies for Young People

Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies for Young People

Adolescent substance abuse is one of our nation’s leading health problems today.  According to researchers, the average age of first-time alcohol abuse is 13 and about 9 out of 10 addictions begin in the teen years. Most teenagers who abuse …
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Life After Rehab

How Do I Maintain Sobriety in My Life After Rehab?

Now that you are starting your new life after rehab, you will face temptations and triggers, both of which you can learn to control and manage. Addiction treatment facilities have counselors and other professionals who teach you methods of remaining …
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Fatal Heroin Overdoses

Fatal Heroin Overdoses: An Old Drug Making a Deadly Comeback

For most people, the word “heroin” conjures images of misery and despair.  We imagine thousands of people hopelessly addicted, their lives in shambles.  As one of the world’s oldest drugs, heroin has certainly left its devastating mark on the world …
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Co-Occurring Disorders in the US

How Common are Co-Occurring Disorders in the US?

Most of you probably don’t realize the commonality of co-occurring disorders in the US today.  Co-occurring disorders are many times diagnosed when a person seeks treatment for addiction or treatment for a mental health issue. In other words, co-occurring disorders …
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