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Behavioral Signs You or a Loved One May Have an Addiction

By Nicole Arzt

Addiction isn't always apparent. The shame and stigma are pervasive. As a result, many withhold, lie, and manipulate their trut... 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

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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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Understanding Nifaliophobia: The Fear of Being Sober

By Rebecca Kovacs

Can there actually be such a thing as a fear of sobriety? Absolutely. And there’s a word for it: Nifaliophobia. 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

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

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