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How Anxiety and Addiction Affect One Another

By Monica Romano

Does a person's anxiety trigger substance abuse or vice versa? Continue Reading

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Study: Military Spouses are Prone to Depression, Alcohol Misuse

By Monica Romano

Military families are susceptible to high levels of stress, with spouses bearing the brunt of the anguish. Continue Reading

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Being of Service in 12-Step Recovery

By Kelly McClanahan

New members in 12-step recovery hear about “being of service” without being sure what that means. Continue Reading

Two boys sit playing video games at a convention, unaware of the dangers of gaming disorder.

Gaming Disorder: A New Addiction

By Audrey Beim

The World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies video-game addiction as a disease. Continue Reading

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The Relationship Between Stress and Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

During times of stress, addicts reach out to their favorite substances to help get through the situation. Continue Reading

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Inside the Mind of a Porn Addict - Porn Addiction Recovery

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

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5 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Treatment Center

By Joanne Chu

With the right questions in mind, you can lead the way in deciding where you or your loved one goes for treatment. Continue Reading

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How My Third Trip to Rehab Became My Final One

By Rebecca Kovacs

We always remember the moments that define us. One woman details hers: the last time she went to rehab. Continue Reading

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Child Protective Services and Drug Abuse: What You Need to Know

By Elizabeth Seward

When do you have to worry that you might lose your children because of your alcohol or drug abuse? Continue Reading

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7 Popular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

Whatever the case may be, if AA is not a fit for you, don’t feel like you have to go without a support resource. Continue Reading

Men and Women in Drug Abuse Treatment Relapse at Different Rates and for Different Reasons

NIDA-supported researchers have found that cocaine-addicted women and men differ in the factors that cause them to relapse, ind... Continue Reading

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Post acute withdrawal syndrome is a group of symptoms that arise as a drug addict or alcoholic attempts abstinence from their c... Continue Reading

Brain On Methamphetamine: Pet Scan Image

Using Meth doesn’t really ‘take you up’. It decreases memory and reaction time when used over time. Here are PET images compari... Continue Reading

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3 Steps to Heal From Emotional Abuse

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Here are 3 important steps to help you find the healing you need. Continue Reading

Considering Sponsorship

By Kelly McClanahan

Sponsorship is recommended in treatment and 12-step meetings. When it comes to addiction, a sponsor is not a financial supporte... Continue Reading

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