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Addiction Treatment

How a Service Dog Can Help in Recovery

By Colleen Marlett

Man's best friend may bridge the gap between what triggers an addict to relapse and his or her will to stay sober. Continue Reading

Former Rock Star Uses Songwriting to Help Addicts Get Sober

By Caitlin Thiede

Listening to music has long been known to treat symptoms of stress and anxiety. We dig deeper into Rock to Recovery's philosoph... Continue Reading

What to Do When You Have No One to Turn To

By Leia Rivera

For those who find themselves in this difficult situation, don’t lose hope—there are still ways to go through treatment success... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

3 Ways Drinking Tries to Lure You Back and How to Say “NO!”

By Nina Bradshaw

Drinking thoughts are inevitable. It pays to remember this and to have a comprehensive set of tools and techniques to fall back... Continue Reading

4 Skin Conditions Caused by Alcoholism

By Caitlin Thiede

The largest organ in our body is the first to show damage from alcohol consumption. Unfortunately, it's also usually the last o... Continue Reading

Breaking the Glass Bottle: The Changing Nature of Feminism and Alcohol Use

By Jennifer Wezensky

Experts say that the increase in women using alcohol coincides with the start of the feminist movement in the 1970s, continuing... Continue Reading

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Co-occurring Disorders

4 Signs that You Have an Eating Disorder

By Leia Rivera

Eating disorders are particularly difficult due to the vast symptoms that each person can develop individually. Here are a few ... Continue Reading

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

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Drug Abuse

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

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

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Signs of Addiction

When the Fog Cleared: The Moment I Knew I Was a Pain Pill Addict

By Patrick Biegler

We can all recover if we have the will and courage to follow the path to recovery. Continue Reading

4 Predictable Warning Signs of a Relapse

By M. Lujan

It’s when we are caught off guard and with no knowledge of how to cope with such things when addicts may find themselves in tro... Continue Reading

The Sick Cycle of Codependency

By Lisa OBrien

A codependent is always reaching to fix something, stretching to accommodate another and moving quickly to cover up the last pr... 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