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Addiction Treatment

How to Collect Yourself After a Relapse

By Nina Bradshaw

In case a relapse does occur and you feel as though you’ve failed, stop yourself from wallowing in regret and immediately prepa... Continue Reading

What is PreVenture in Addiction Treatment?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

PreVenture is a school-based initiative that aims to determine children who are more prone to addictive behavior and help them ... Continue Reading

The 3 Worst Reasons Not to Get Sober in 2017

By Cassandra Huerta

At the end of the day, nobody can convince you to get sober or make you realize that you’re making unrealistic excuses. Just do... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

5 Biggest Misconceptions About High-Functioning Alcoholics

By Kasey Cook

Functioning alcoholism brings a variety of misconceptions that could prevent a loved one from entering treatment because they a... Continue Reading

What to Expect in Alcohol Withdrawal

By Cassandra Huerta

For most people, alcohol withdrawals are the most severe during the first three to five days after they quit drinking, but some... Continue Reading

5 Things You Definitely Won't Miss About Drinking

By Dominica Applegate

If you start to think about drinking, look back and remember these not-so-great things it has put your through in life. Continue Reading

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Co-occurring Disorders

A Sex Therapist’s Response to Pamela Anderson’s Anti-Porn Piece

By Joanne Chu

Due to all the back and forth on this topic, we reached out to Stefanie Carnes, daughter of the famous Patrick Carnes, who is a... Continue Reading

The Dark Side of Social Media

By Toshia Humphries

For individuals in recovery, social media can become another way to avoid, escape or distract oneself from reality. Continue Reading

Conflict Addiction: Who It Affects and Why It Happens

By Kasey Cook

A conflict addict may be characterized as a person who will risk everything for the thrill of an argument and the subconscious ... 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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Q&A

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

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