Home > > Addiction > Hidden


empty medication bottles

The Difference Between Medication Use and Drug Abuse

By Elizabeth Seward

Prescription medication abuse and painkiller overdoses have increased dramatically over the years. 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

isolated man

4 Self-Sabotaging Emotional Effects of Alcohol

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.

Whether you’re a one-time user, substance abuser or have crossed the line into chemical dependency, alcohol has a noticeable ne... Continue Reading

alcoholic man with bad body odor

The Truth About Body Odor And Alcohol Consumption

By Tori Utley

If you're a drinker and notice that you're consistently trying to cover up body odor, it could signal a problem with excessive ... Continue Reading

Woman reflects on her fears about getting sober

10 Fears Addicts May Have When Seeking Treatment

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.

Fear is typically the reason one may hesitate to seek treatment. Continue Reading

group of people smiling and clapping during meeting

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

Alcohol Addiction: Facts And Myths

Sometimes myths float around for years having everyone convinced of their legitimacy, even though they are terribly wrong or in... Continue Reading

Alcohol Blackout: Types Of Alcoholic Blackouts, How They Work, and Consequences

Alcoholic blackouts can range from being mildly annoying to life threateningly dangerous. Do you know the facts? Read on to lea... Continue Reading

Should Non-Alcoholics Be Allowed In AA? Bill Wilson, The Founder Replies In This Audio

The question of whether a non-alcoholic should be allowed in AA has been a question causing debate for over 70 years. Bill Wil... Continue Reading

Sober Recovery Expert Author