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Alcohol Abuse

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What Stops Women From Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse

By Nicole Arzt

While men still have higher rates of alcohol use disorders, women tend to develop an addiction to alcohol at a faster rate. Continue Reading

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Liver Disease Rising Among Young Adults who Abuse Alcohol

By Nicole Arzt

Think that alcohol-related liver disease only plagues older adults who drink heavily? Think again. Continue Reading

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The Myth of the 'Happy Drunk'

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.

The happy drunk is often times more at risk for liver disease, accidental overdose and suicide. Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

A successful rehab is determined by the desire and actions taken towards long-term sobriety. Continue Reading

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Lucemyra: A New Opioid-Withdrawal Solution

By Sue Dunham

A newly FDA-approved drug may help addicts overcome the hurdle of physical withdrawal-symptoms in their recovery. Continue Reading

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Lay Counseling in Addiction Recovery

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.

One author discusses how lay counselors helped her overcome temptations when she came home from an inpatient addiction-treatmen... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

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Study: Phone Addiction is the New Drunk Driving

By Nicole Arzt

Distracted driving has created a serious dilemma: experts are now comparing phone addiction to drunk driving. Continue Reading

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STUDY: Alcoholics and Social Media Addicts Have Similar Personality Traits

By Audrey Beim

A recent study revealed that compulsive social media activity is predicted by some of the same characteristics of alcohol abuse. Continue Reading

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Why Addicts Have the Need to Escape

Not all escapes are beneficial and healthy for the mind, soul and body. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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Opioids and Suicide: Linking America’s 2 Deadliest Epidemics

By Nicole Arzt

For the first time in American history, the chances of dying from an opioid overdose have surpassed the odds of dying in a moto... Continue Reading

Unraveling the Complexity of Addiction and Mental Health

Unraveling the Complexity of Addiction and Mental Health

By Dawn Hurley

Research indicates that addiction has a high rate of co-occurrence with mental illnesses. When not treated collectively, each c... Continue Reading

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Alexithymia: The Unsung Culprit of Depression and Addiction

Individuals with Alexithymia have a diminished ability to not only identify their own emotions, but also struggle to define and... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

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Treatment for Parkinson’s May Cause Impulse Control Disorders

By Rebecca Kovacs

A progressive disease, Parkinson’s develops slowly over a number of years, affecting the dopamine-producing parts of the brain. Continue Reading

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How Adderall Abuse Can Lead to Psychosis

By Nicole Arzt

Research continues to indicate a relationship between Adderall misuse and psychosis. Continue Reading

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How Sleeping Aids Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By Nicole Arzt

While these medications can provide some immediate relief, they can also lead to long-term substance abuse. Continue Reading

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Q&A

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What is the alcohol detox experience like?

We asked and you answered. Here are two separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What if I can't afford rehab?

We asked and you answered. Here are three separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What are the unique needs of women in addiction treatment?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading

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