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Addiction Treatment

The Role of Shame in Active Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Some behavioral psychologists believe that shame leads to more substance abuse, which leads to more shame. Through this, the vi... Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Why Harm Reduction Therapy Remains A Work in Progress

By Colleen Marlett

Do the benefits for the addict's right to use, outweigh the determent of their personal health? Learn about a social movement a... Continue Reading

How Effective are Addiction Interventions?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Most addicts don't voluntarily enter addiction treatment programs. Some need a nudge from family, friends, or the court system ... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

3 Questions I Would Ask My Sister If She Were Alive Today

Alcoholism is a complex, lonely disease. We can live for years with family members and never really know what they're feeling i... Continue Reading

How to Help Someone with Alcohol Poisoning

By Colleen Marlett

Alcohol overdose is common among binge drinkers as they drink larger amounts of alcohol in a short period of time compared to s... Continue Reading

My Long Walk Down the Wine Aisle at the Grocery Store

By Nina Bradshaw

One writer shares how the most mundane tasks have changed since sobriety and what it was like to finally overcome her fears. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

How AA Principles Saved Me From Suicide

By Patrick Biegler

According to a 2013 Center for Disease Control report, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with ov... Continue Reading

Behind-the-Scenes of Self-Harm: What People Don’t Know

By Leia Rivera

One writer shares what it was really like to struggle with self-harming habits, why she did it, and how it has affected various... Continue Reading

4 Types of Social Media Posts That Trigger Eating Disorders

By Leia Rivera

Social media has allowed humanity to connect with each other at an unprecedented level. Every great invention, however, has its... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

How Addiction Affects the Mind, Body and Soul

By Colleen Marlett

Healing all three requires substantially more effort and the appropriate rehabilitation program, but there is always hope. Continue Reading

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome: What to Expect

By Colleen Marlett

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (also known as PAWS) is a condition that can occur for weeks, months or even years after your in... Continue Reading

5 Questions Your Teen Will Say 'Yes' to if They're Addicted to Social Media

By Caitlin Thiede

In 2016, there were 2.34 billion social network users worldwide. With sites like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook even more acce... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

Benadryl: A Potentially Deadly “Legal” High

By Jennifer Wezensky

Benadryl, an antihistamine typically used to relieve allergy symptoms, is a commonly abused medication that can be purchased at... Continue Reading

5 Practical Ways to Deal with Temptations

By Colleen Marlett

There is no blueprint for recovery, but here's a little something to help guide you. Continue Reading

Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

Healthcare professionals treat Fibromyalgia symptoms with prescribed medications that are most often painkillers of some kind. Continue Reading

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Q&A

What is the alcohol detox experience like?

We asked and you answered. Here are two separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

What if I can't afford rehab?

We asked and you answered. Here are three separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

What are the unique needs of women in addiction treatment?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading