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Alcohol Abuse

A woman lies in the grass feeling happy with the benefits she's experienced staying sober.

7 Things You Gain by Staying Sober Today

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.

There are plenty of tangible benefits to staying sober, but here are 7 that run deeper than extra cash and weight loss. Continue Reading

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7 Inevitable Emotions an Alcoholic Will Feel

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.

These are several feelings those addicted to alcohol share at one point or another in their journey. Continue Reading

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5 Proven Ways Beer Ruins Your Health

By Audrey Beim

A compilation of evidence that demonstrates the many ways beer impacts your body and mind. Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

A woman struggles with physical withdrawal symptoms during her opioid-addiction recovery.

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

A woman sits on an exam table at a facility that practices the harm reduction model of addition treatment.

The Harm Reduction Model of Addiction Treatment

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Sobriety is the gold-standard of addiction treatment, but not everyone stays sober. Harm Reduction may save lives by preventing... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

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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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The Difference Between Prescription Medication Use and Abuse

By Elizabeth Seward

There's nothing wrong with using prescribed medication, unless if it's for recreational use. Continue Reading

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Study Finds Half of U.S. Adults Who Consume Alcohol Drink Way Too Much

By Audrey Beim

Not only does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report an estimated 88,000 preventable alcohol-related death... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

Clinician hypnotizes woman to treat clinical depression.

Hypnotize Me: Hypnotherapy for Depression

By Dr. Carol Anderson

When suffering from severe or chronic depression, you'll do anything to get better. But is hypnotherapy a viable option? Continue Reading

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What to Do After Experiencing Sexual Trauma

By Leia Rivera

One author recounts the time following her sexual assault and offers advice for other victims. Continue Reading

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Grief vs. Depression: Is There a Difference?

By Dr. Carol Anderson

We often hear the term "depression" bandied around in everyday conversation, but many do not know that this term has numerous m... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

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What the Vietnam War Teaches Us About Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Compared to any preceding war, substance use among troops in Vietnam saw the highest psychoactive drug use in the military. Continue Reading

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Is the Addict Still the Same Person?

By Elizabeth Seward

When your loved one’s relationships at home, work, school and elsewhere suffer on account of their addiction, it’s not uncommon... Continue Reading

10 Things a Normie Doesn’t Understand About Addiction

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.

Because they are able to drink as much or as little as they want without consequence or issues with stopping, there are many th... 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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