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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

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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

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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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Why Addiction is an Endless Loop

By Toshia Humphries

When you do the math, it becomes quite clear why the disease of addiction is so complex and difficult to treat. Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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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5 Subtle Signs That You Might Have a Drinking Problem

By Nina Bradshaw

Checking off most of these signs means you have to think very carefully about the reasons why you work so hard to hide your dri... Continue Reading

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Why Seeking Treatment is the First Big Obstacle

By Toshia Humphries

The reality is that entering treatment can easily cause a great deal of anxiety, fear and confusion. Continue Reading

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What It Feels Like to Be an Addict

By Kasey Cook

No one wants to feel like they are out of control of their own lives and, unfortunately, unless you are an addict or a recoveri... Continue Reading

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What If Addiction is Your Wake-Up Call?

By Dominica Applegate

Recognizing what your innermost self is trying to tell you can give you the opportunity to finally stop running away so you can... Continue Reading

Are You a Stress Addict?

By Dominica Applegate

Chronic stress is at an all-time high in the U.S., but people may be getting addicted to it. Find out the importance of taking ... Continue Reading

Addiction Switching: A Personal Account

By Robin Bright

One writer shares how she's uncovered the root issues in her life and is finding freedom through it. Continue Reading

Substance Abuse in the Creative World: Its Cycle and Misconceptions

Research suggests that while there are artists who use substances as a creative tool, some may actually be trying to escape ser... Continue Reading

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5 Thought Patterns That Can Easily Lead to a Relapse

By Dominica Applegate

If you're not carefully monitoring your thought patterns, you can end up relapsing due to addictive thought patterns that fuel ... Continue Reading