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Study: Military Spouses are Prone to Depression, Alcohol Abuse

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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How Long Should it Take to Work the 12 Steps?

By Nicole Arzt

Contrary to popular belief, there is no single, prescribed time frame for working the 12 steps during recovery. 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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7 Inevitable Emotions an Alcoholic Will Feel

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.

If you feel any of these emotions as a result of your drinking, you are not alone. 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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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

By Nina Bradshaw

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

Predisposition To Alcoholism: What’s In Your Genes?

By Bill Urell

A predisposition to alcoholism may be contributed by a number of factors including genetic makeup and social or environmental a... 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

An AA Explanation Of Craving

This is an explanation of addiction craving founded on the teaching and the book of Alcoholics Anonymous written about 70 years... 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

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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