5 Stages of Addiction

Which of the 5 Stages of Addiction are You in Right Now?

First of all, if you’re struggling with substance use, you’re not alone.  More than 21 million people were treated for substance use disorders (SUD) last year, according to SAMHSA.  The number doesn’t include the millions of untreated cases of SUD.  …
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Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

Understanding the Prevalence of Teen Drug and Alcohol Use

Adolescents today have unlimited access to a variety of dangerous substances that will get them high.  Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be afraid of experimenting with any combination of these substances. As a result, every year, over 1.5 million underage …
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Alcohol IQ Quiz

Alcohol IQ Quiz: Discover Some Things You Need to Know

Do you really know enough about the dangers of alcohol?   Most people think they do.  But, if you take this alcohol IQ quiz, it’s possible you’ll discover some things you haven’t been aware of.  The goal of the quiz is …
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Talking About Addiction

Why Words Matter When Talking About Addiction

The words we use when talking about addiction can unintentionally hurt or offend a person who is struggling with substance use disorder (SUD).  Since we’ve used the same words for so long, we don’t stop to think about the negative …
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Life Skills Training

How Life Skills Training Helps Prevent Relapse

Recovering from addiction requires a combination of techniques that allow a person to navigate life’s daily challenges without the need for drugs or alcohol as a coping tool.  For that reason, most addiction treatment programs include life skills training as …
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Relapse During the Holidays

Afraid You’ll Relapse During the Holidays? Try These Tips

If you are in recovery from addiction, the upcoming holidays may have you worried.  You aren’t sure about your ability to remain sober if you attend gatherings that serve alcoholic beverages.  Of course, you aren’t the only one struggling with …
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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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