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When it comes to treating the disease of addiction, there are many different treatment approaches and therapies to consider. Everyone may have their own opinion on what types and methods of treatment may work best to achieve lasting recovery. While...

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to upgrade your life, work on yourself, and remove the threat of substance abuse from your life for good by going to an addiction rehab center. The hardest part is over. But, you still have...

During and after treatment for addiction, you will experience a lot of exciting changes in your life! Having a clean slate is really an amazing feeling. You should feel proud of yourself for reaching out for help. It’s not always...

Substance abuse is a major problem that a lot of people are dealing with today. Addiction affects people in many different areas of their lives. It can cause people to become physically ill. It can also lead to emotional and...

The media has painted a picture of a heroin addict. Usually, they are homeless, jobless, without family and friends – huddled in a dark alley with a needle in their arm. They exist on the brink of life and death,...

Drug overdoses are always scary and tragic events, and many of them lead to fatalities. In fact, since 2000, more than half a million Americans have died of an overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And,...

When you are in treatment for drugs or alcohol, the biggest thing you want to prevent is a relapse in recovery. It is a lot of hard work to stay sober, and the end goal is to stay away from...

With the mass legalization of medical marijuana and the beginning of legal recreational marijuana use in a few areas of the country, the stigma of marijuana is changing. A large portion of the American population is not opposed to the...

Addiction is a very difficult thing to overcome. Sometimes, people who are dealing with substance abuse and dependence struggle to feel connected to others. In many cases, this lack of connection is due to the way drugs and alcohol affect...

In this day and age, people are using everything they can get their hands on to get high or try something different. Just look at the Tide Pod Challenge that once took social media by storm. It seemed like a...