Alcohol a Gateway Drug?

Alcohol abuse has long been a problem in our society that often gets overlooked when the news is full of headlines warning about the dangers of drugs. However, it is essential to note the severe ...
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Crisis Intervention

Helping vs. Enabling

There is a lot to be said for people that are trying to help drug addicts. It is commendable in one sense because a lot of family members or friends do not want to get ...
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how does rehab work

How Does Rehab Work? A Typical Day in a Drug Rehab Center

While 25 million people in the US are victims of drug abuse, only about 11% seek outside help. Deciding to go to rehab is not an easy decision to make, for either party involved. But ...
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Inspirational quotes for addicts

We all need a bit of inspiration now and then Being in recovery from drugs and alcohol is difficult. You have to take it day by day, even minute by minute, during the days, weeks, ...
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Why Are Alcoholics So Mean To The Ones They Love?

Having someone close to you, whether it is a friend, a romantic partner, a family member, or even a parent who struggles with addiction, is challenging. The family and friends of the alcoholic are often ...
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The Connection Between Creativity, Depression, and Addiction

Robin Williams' Death Underscores Connection Between Creativity, Depression, and Addiction In 2014, comedian Robin Williams lost his life after a lifelong battle against addiction and depression. Beloved for his depictions of iconic characters such as ...
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self harm

The Noticeable Signs of Self-Harm from Addiction: A Treatment Guide

In the United States, self-harm and addiction are two big issues with devastating effects. Unfortunately, the problem usually starts early. Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self-injury, with ...
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alcohol poisoning

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning: A Guide for Those Wanting to Help

Drinking alcohol can be fun, but if not done in moderation it can quickly turn deadly. Alcohol poisoning is no joke and there is definitely a point in time when being too drunk becomes dangerous ...
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Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs

“I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” ...
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