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Alcohol Abuse

5 Tips on Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By Benhilda Chanetsa

FAS can result in serious mental and physical impairment in a new baby, but if detected early, parents can help children manage... Continue Reading

How Long It Takes for Your Body to Fully Recover from Alcoholism

Abusing alcohol comes with many risks, especially after long periods of time. Repercussions can include mental, physical, and e... Continue Reading

The Progressive Nature of Drinking

By Rebecca Kovacs

Alcohol provides many alcoholics a high that they continue to seek time and time again. But the vicious cycle is only further p... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

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

What is Multimodal Treatment?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

It's a form of addiction and mental health treatment that aims to reflect the complexities of the human condition. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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

Behind-the-Scenes of Self-Harm: What People Don’t Know

By Leia Rivera

One writer shares what it was really like to struggle with self-harming habits, why she did it, and how it has affected various... 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

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

Anger and Addiction: A Deadly Combination

By Patrick Biegler

Typically, we are inclined to see anger as immediate and ourselves as out of control. An alternative view is to see anger as en... 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