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Alcohol Abuse

A man in active alcohol-addiction experiences strong emotions.

7 Inevitable Emotions an Alcoholic Will Feel

By Toshia Humphries

These are several feelings those addicted to alcohol share at one point or another in their journey. Continue Reading

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5 Proven Ways Beer Ruins Your Health

By Audrey Beim

A compilation of evidence that demonstrates the many ways beer impacts your body and mind. Continue Reading

Binge Drinking and Receding Hairline

By Rebecca Kovacs

Did you know that binge drinking can actually contribute to thin, lifeless hair and a receding hairline? This is bad news for m... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

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7 Reasons Why Some Family Members and Friends Don't Want You to Go to Rehab

By Toshia Humphries

Regardless of the reasoning friends and family members have for not wanting you to seek treatment for addiction, the choice is ... Continue Reading

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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

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Dual Diagnosis

Clinician hypnotizes woman to treat clinical depression.

Hypnotize Me: Hypnotherapy for Depression

When suffering from severe or chronic depression, you'll do anything to get better. But is hypnotherapy a viable option? Continue Reading

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What to Do After Experiencing Sexual Trauma

By Leia Rivera

One author recounts the time following her sexual assault and offers advice for other victims. Continue Reading

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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

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Signs of Addiction

Man in a stressful situation struggles with addiction.

The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

One study might suggest an individual's view of himself within society as a predictor of substance abuse. Continue Reading

Inside the Mind of a Porn Addict

By Caitlin Thiede

As pornography becomes more and more prevalent in the digital age, the opportunity for addiction presents itself much more freq... Continue Reading

Is Addiction a Choice, a Disease, or Both?

By Caitlin Thiede

The great debate of addiction as a matter of choice or disease is ongoing. Steven Slate's controversial approach to addiction m... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

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What the Vietnam War Teaches Us About Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Compared to any preceding war, substance use among troops in Vietnam saw the highest psychoactive drug use in the military. Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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

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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