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Addiction Treatment

How Equine Therapy Can Help in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're seeking an alternative therapy for your recovery—one that can really bring about huge transformation—consider equine ... Continue Reading

Detox Medication: How Do They Work?

By Audrey Beim

Learn more about the detox medications that physicians can prescribe to help a patient during detox and rehabilitation. Continue Reading

The Role of Shame in Active Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Some behavioral psychologists believe that shame leads to more substance abuse, which leads to more shame. Through this, the vi... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

7 Things About Alcohol That Will Make You Think Twice About Drinking

By Dominica Applegate

Today, I’d like to share eight things I know about alcohol that I hope will cause you to do a serious reality check and stop dr... Continue Reading

The Role That Alcohol Plays in Suicides

By Rebecca Kovacs

Alcohol is involved in more than 7,500 suicides that take place in the United States, which is a quarter of all suicides in the... Continue Reading

3 Questions I Would Ask My Sister If She Were Alive Today

By Tess Chedsey

Alcoholism is a complex, lonely disease. We can live for years with family members and never really know what they're feeling i... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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

4 Types of Social Media Posts That Trigger Eating Disorders

By Leia Rivera

Social media has allowed humanity to connect with each other at an unprecedented level. Every great invention, however, has its... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

How to Tell If You or Someone You Love is Addicted to Prescription Medication

By Patrick Biegler

While prescription pain medications are often useful and sometimes necessary to treat moderate to severe pain, they are far fro... Continue Reading

One is the Loneliest Number, Especially for an Addict

By Audrey Beim

It's difficult for a recovering addict to lead a sober lifestyle on their own. Creating a support team and relating to others i... Continue Reading

How Addiction Affects the Mind, Body and Soul

By Colleen Marlett

Healing all three requires substantially more effort and the appropriate rehabilitation program, but there is always hope. Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

The Myth That Addicts Have No Control

By Tess Chedsey

There are reasons why some don't choose to control their impulses. Understanding those reasons could go a long way toward recov... Continue Reading

Benadryl: A Potentially Deadly “Legal” High

By Jennifer Wezensky

Benadryl, an antihistamine typically used to relieve allergy symptoms, is a commonly abused medication that can be purchased at... Continue Reading

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

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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