Alcohol Abuse

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Is the Sinclair Method Effective at Treating Alcohol Addiction?

By Nicole Arzt

While rehab, Alcoholics Anonymous, and a total commitment to abstinence have been the gold standard for treatment, it's not the... Continue Reading

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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


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


Addiction Treatment

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Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

MABT appears to be highly effective due to its deep focus on the biological sources of emotions—a prominent source of relapse r... Continue Reading

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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

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


Dual Diagnosis

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The Link Between ACE, Insomnia, and Other Mental Ailments

By Rebecca Kovacs

The lasting impacts of ACE’s can range from depression, anxiety and PTSD to cancer and diabetes. Continue Reading

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BDD: How Body Dysmorphic Disorder Triggers Substance Abuse

By Erica Lee

BDD can be so hard to deal with that some people turn to substance abuse as a means to cope with the perpetual negativity marin... Continue Reading

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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


Signs of Addiction

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Are Teen Eating Disorders a Precursor to Addiction in Adulthood?

By Nicole Arzt

Research from NEDA shows that a staggering 50 percent of individuals diagnosed with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or illi... Continue Reading

phone addict

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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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


Drug Abuse


Syphilis on the Rise: A Byproduct of Meth and Heroin Abuse

By Rebecca Kovacs

Researchers attribute the rise in syphilis cases to risky sex behaviors while under the influence, and a spike in the number of... Continue Reading

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News: Kratom Linked to Increasing Overdose Deaths

By Rebecca Kovacs

Kratom has been used for hundreds of years as a pain reliever. However, this popular drug is beginning to make its presence kno... Continue Reading

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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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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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