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Addiction Treatment

Minimizing Opioid Abuse Through ‘Motivational Interviewing’

By Timothy Powers

While traditional law enforcement-based methods have largely failed in curtailing addiction and overdoses, cities nationwide ar... Continue Reading

STUDY: The Body's Intrinsic Anti-Addiction Response

By Dominica Applegate

Research suggests that the brain has a natural means of actually reversing the effects of addiction. Continue Reading

4 Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Residential Rehab

By Leia Rivera

The most important thing to remember when you’re there is that you're exactly where you need to be, but it wouldn't hurt to Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

5 Clear Indicators That I Had a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

The journey from “normal” to “abnormal” to “problem” drinker is just a matter of degrees. One writer shares 5 pivotal moments w... Continue Reading

Young, Wild and Sober: How I’m Living My Life to the Fullest

One writer shares her take on what it truly means to embark on the sober path at a young age and why it's actually the most lib... Continue Reading

10 Quick-Fire Questions to Ask Yourself If You Think You’re an Alcoholic

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be walking the fence between the worlds of a casual drinker and a full... Continue Reading

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Co-occurring Disorders

3 Warning Signs That Your Loved One is Suffering From Self-Harm

By Leia Rivera

Self-harm is sometimes hard to catch because, unlike other addictions that cause noticeable symptoms over a long period of time... Continue Reading

How to Prevent Self-Harm When the Feelings Get Unmanageable

By Leia Rivera

Self harm can be irresistible and seemingly unstoppable in the moment of urgency, but it does not have to be this way. Here are... Continue Reading

Losing it All—A Closer Look at Compulsive Gambling

By Tess Chedsey

Gambling addiction is a real disorder. Like any other addiction, it can spiral the addict's life out of control and bring miser... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

Cross-Tolerance: A Real Issue and How to Prevent It

By Toshia Humphries

It may be necessary for a patient who is in recovery to share with his or her doctor the potential for cross-tolerance before m... Continue Reading

6 Alternatives to Try Before Opioids for Chronic Pain

By Audrey Beim

For those who are suffering from chronic pain and are trying to stay away from opioids as much as possible, here are 6 non-pres... Continue Reading

Digital Drugs: Can Binaural Beats Really Get You High?

By Audrey Beim

A new and disturbing form of addiction has hit the landscape bearing potential for serious consequences. Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

How to Spot an Addictive Personality

By Addiction Helper

It is important for those who are beginning to realize they require help and concerned family members to learn what they can ab... Continue Reading

6 Common Ways People Rationalize Addiction

By Audrey Beim

Rationalizing is something most of us do every day. In terms of addiction, however, rationalization can have serious or possibl... Continue Reading

STUDY: We All Have Addiction-Like Tendencies

By Nina Bradshaw

In an August 2016 article, psychology professor Brian Anderson asserts that everyone, to some extent, is wired for addiction. Continue Reading

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What should I do when my temptation for alcohol/drugs is replaced by addictions to food, sex or gambling?

What shall I do when my temptation for alcohol/drugs is replaced by addiction to food? It is common in early addiction to repl... Continue Reading

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