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Alcohol Abuse

The Science Behind the Shakes

By Tamara Buchenberger

A not-so-sterile explanation of what detox felt like, what it's called, and what I'm glad not a whole lot of folks had to see f... Continue Reading

Alcohol and Cancer: A Drinker's Nightmare

By Rabiya Hicken

New studies have found that even light to moderate drinking can increase a person's risk of developing several kinds of cancers. Continue Reading

A Note to the Special Occasion Drinker

By Toshia Humphries

If the thought of partaking in alcohol-laden celebrations cross your mind, don’t beat yourself up. It’s a normal thought that p... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

DIY Detox: Can You Really Do-It-Yourself?

By Tori Utley

Detox is a necessary first-step in recovery for many people. Here's what to consider when you're getting ready to detox, and ho... Continue Reading

Can Mindfulness Really Treat Addiction?

By Audrey Beim

Focusing on what is occurring at the present moment without judgment is the central concept of mindfulness. But it is not as si... Continue Reading

The Role of Collaborative Care in Fighting Opioid Addiction

By Tori Utley

By blending the benefits of medications and therapy, you can better prevent relapse and live a healthy life in recovery. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

Grief vs. Depression: Is There a Difference?

We often hear the term "depression" bandied around in everyday conversation, but many do not know that this term has numerous m... Continue Reading

Social Phobia: Inside a Common Mental Disorder

By Elizabeth Seward

The anxiety behind social phobias can lead sufferers into substance use and addiction. Once this cycle of self-medication has s... Continue Reading

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

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Signs of Addiction

3 Signs the Beast of Addiction is Eating You Alive

By Caitlin Thiede

We each of have two wolves inside us fighting for dominance—a good wolf and a bad wolf. The one we feed is the one that wins. Continue Reading

What Really Constitutes as Heavy Drinking?

By Tess Chedsey

Anyone who drinks regularly or even occasionally should pay attention to the statistics and definitions by health experts of wh... Continue Reading

Cell Phone Fever: Study Reveals Professionals Are Hooked

By Caitlin Thiede

Researchers used a professional networking site to survey white-collar workers across the globe in order to better understand t... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

Is the Addict Still the Same Person?

By Elizabeth Seward

When your loved one’s relationships at home, work, school and elsewhere suffer on account of their addiction, it’s not uncommon... Continue Reading

10 Things a Normie Doesn’t Understand About Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

Because they are able to drink as much or as little as they want without consequence or issues with stopping, there are many th... Continue Reading

How Dopamine Affects the Addictive Brain

By Tess Chedsey

Dopamine, the brain's pleasure center, plays an important dual role in the development of addictive behavior. 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