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Alcohol Abuse

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Liver Disease Rising Among Young Adults who Abuse Alcohol

By Nicole Arzt

Think that alcohol-related liver disease only plagues older adults who drink heavily? Think again. Continue Reading

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The Myth of the 'Happy Drunk'

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

The happy drunk is often times more at risk for liver disease, accidental overdose and suicide. Continue Reading

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7 Things You Gain by Staying Sober Today

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Here are 7 intrinsic things we gain (or keep) by not drinking today. Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

A successful rehab is determined by the desire and actions taken towards long-term sobriety. Continue Reading

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Lucemyra: A New Opioid-Withdrawal Solution

By Sue Dunham

A newly FDA-approved drug may help addicts overcome the hurdle of physical withdrawal-symptoms in their recovery. Continue Reading

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Lay Counseling in Addiction Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

One author discusses how lay counselors helped her overcome temptations when she came home from an inpatient addiction-treatmen... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

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STUDY: Alcoholics and Social Media Addicts Have Similar Personality Traits

By Audrey Beim

A recent study revealed that compulsive social media activity is predicted by some of the same characteristics of alcohol abuse. Continue Reading

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Why Addicts Have the Need to Escape

Not all escapes are beneficial and healthy for the mind, soul and body. Continue Reading

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The Difference Between Prescription Medication Use and Abuse

By Elizabeth Seward

There's nothing wrong with using prescribed medication, unless if it's for recreational use. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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Alexithymia: The Unsung Culprit of Depression and Addiction

Individuals with Alexithymia have a diminished ability to not only identify their own emotions, but also struggle to define and... Continue Reading

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Hypnotize Me: Hypnotherapy for Depression

By Dr. Carol Anderson

For those who suffer from depression, hypnotherapy is definitely an adjunct methodology that should be explored. Continue Reading

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What to Do After Experiencing Sexual Trauma

By Leia Rivera

Instances that should never occur seem to happen often. Victims of sexual assault know this danger very well. Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

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How Adderall Abuse Can Lead to Psychosis

By Nicole Arzt

Research continues to indicate a relationship between Adderall misuse and psychosis. Continue Reading

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How Sleeping Aids Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By Nicole Arzt

While these medications can provide some immediate relief, they can also lead to long-term substance abuse. Continue Reading

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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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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

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