Angel W. Abott

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Angel Abott is a content contributor for SoberRecovery. As part of the editorial staff, Angel helps provide resources for those seeking information about life in sobriety through research, reporting and personal experience. "Angel Abott" is a pseudonym. For editorial questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] 

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Prescription painkillers (opioids) are highly addictive, and abuse of these drugs is on the rise. This article is a must-read i... Continue Reading

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Methamphetamine (meth) is a prescription stimulant medication--synthesized from amphetamine--that is highly addictive, so its u... Continue Reading

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Marijuana: Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Angel W. Abott

It is estimated that more than four percent of the worlds adult population uses marijuana, and that over 22 million people worl... Continue Reading

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How to Help a Loved One with Drug Addiction

By Angel W. Abott

Support groups and therapies can help spouses and family members overcome the tendency to blame themselves or the addict for th... Continue Reading

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Heroin Info, Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Angel W. Abott

Heroin addiction is on the increase. This article covers everything you need to know about heroin addiction, including the symp... Continue Reading

Getting Help for Addiction: Factors to Consider

By Angel W. Abott

What you need to know before signing up for treatment. Continue Reading

Ecstasy Effects, Addiction, Treatment

By Angel W. Abott

Ecstasy is the common term used for a MDMA, a drug that creates euphoria and a heightened sense of connection with others. It c... Continue Reading

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How to Spot an Addiction Problem

By Angel W. Abott

Addiction is a devastating cycle of denial, craving and relapse. Find out how to tell if you or a loved on has an addiction pro... Continue Reading

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Does binge drinking inevitably lead to alcoholism? Can a person be an alcoholic without being a binge drinker? This article exp... Continue Reading

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Crack cocaine—synthesized from cocaine by mixing it with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)—has become a popular illicit drug. Th... Continue Reading