Alcohol Abuse

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Study: Military Spouses are Prone to Depression, Alcohol Abuse

By Monica Romano

We now have a better understanding of how deployments affect the whole family and the risks of developing deployment stress. Continue Reading

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Research Shows that Alcohol Abuse May Cause Genetic Changes

By Dawn Hurley

Long-term genetic change is a possible consequence of heavy alcohol use. Continue Reading

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Certain Genes Linked to Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

By Dawn Hurley

Recent findings underscore the urgency to continue identifying and studying genetic variants and health outcomes for heavy drin... Continue Reading


Addiction Treatment

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What Role Should Primary Care Play in Addiction Treatment?

By Dawn Hurley

It's important to consider the possible reasons why so many don't get help, despite the effectiveness of interventions for Subs... Continue Reading

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Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

Based on research, MABT training-based treatment has lasting effects on addiction recovery. Continue Reading

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What Can Telemedicine Do For Addiction Treatment?

By Germain Palacios

Telemedicine has made access to clinical services easier than ever. Continue Reading


Dual Diagnosis

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Can EMDR Therapy Help Those Suffering From a Dual Diagnosis?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is psychotherapy that promotes healing from the emotional distress that tr... Continue Reading

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Is Vaping Linked to Clinical Depression?

By Nicole Arzt

A recent study found that individuals who reported vaping had a greater chance of also reporting a comorbid history of clinical... Continue Reading

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How Anxiety and Addiction Affect One Another

By Monica Romano

Whether one’s anxiety triggers substance abuse or vice versa, the cycle repeats and can often seem endless. Continue Reading


Signs of Addiction


Defining Vampire Energy & Its Role in Active 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.

Vampire energy presents in various forms, but no form is more easily recognizable than active addiction. Continue Reading

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Behavioral Signs You or a Loved One May Have an Addiction

By Nicole Arzt

Addiction isn't always apparent. The shame and stigma are pervasive. As a result, many withhold, lie, and manipulate their trut... Continue Reading

The disease model of addiction

The Disease Model of Addiction: History and Perspectives

By Dawn Hurley

Anyone wanting to have an informed conversation on the matter will need to understand the reasons why addiction is considered a... Continue Reading


Drug Abuse

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When ‘Peer Pressure’ Becomes Bullying

By Nicole Arzt

Young people are especially prone to these consequences. Continue Reading

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Study Uncovers Growing Number of Older Adults Suffer From SUD

By Nicole Arzt

Older adults are more susceptible than ever to developing substance use disorders. Continue Reading

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Meth 2.0: Volatile Drug Takes Even Deadlier Form

By Dawn Hurley

Many prognosticators fear that Meth 2.0 will continue the societal destruction caused by the evergrowing opioid epidemic. 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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