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The Rarely Discussed Problem of Veterans Alcoholism?

The Rarely Discussed Problem of Veterans Alcoholism?

When it comes to the men and women who serve in our armed forces, words like bravery, courage, strength and resilience are often associated with them. However, veterans alcoholism is rarely ever discussed in the mainstream news. Members of our military struggle with...

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Have You Seen Molly? The Deadly Problem of Molly Abuse

Have You Seen Molly? The Deadly Problem of Molly Abuse

Extremely popular and easy to obtain at concerts, clubs and raves – Molly has the reputation as a “good time” drug with limited potential for negative consequences. Unfortunately, that reputation couldn’t be farther from the truth. Molly is the street name for MDMA...

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Life Skills Training is Essential in Addiction Recovery

Life Skills Training is Essential in Addiction Recovery

Brushing your teeth, keeping regular mealtimes and having a conversation are second nature for most people, but for someone recovering from addiction, they can be stressful or seem unimportant. When your days are spent in a haze of drugs or alcohol, it’s easy to...

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My Parent is an Alcoholic. How Can I Help?

My Parent is an Alcoholic. How Can I Help?

Anytime you’re watching someone you care for fall deeper and deeper into alcoholism, it can make you feel helpless. But depending on who is involved, some situations seem more hopeless than others. In most cases, a person’s parents have acted as guides, teachers, role...

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Recovery From Prescription Opioid Addiction

Recovery From Prescription Opioid Addiction

Prescription medications are some of the most abused drugs in the nation right now. And, among prescription drugs, opioid-based painkillers, with their highly addictive nature, are abused more than any other category. How did we get to a situation where so many people...

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National Institute Research To Better Understand Addiction

National Institute Research To Better Understand Addiction

For a very long time, people looked down upon those who were addicted to drugs or alcohol. Many people simply did not understand addiction and viewed it as a moral failure instead of disease. While there’s still a stigma that surrounds addiction, more and more people...

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Coping Techniques for Families in Recovery

Coping Techniques for Families in Recovery

Addiction is not a disease that impacts just one person. When a person is struggling with any substance use disorder, his or her close family and friends are also suffering. Those closest to people with addictions are often forgotten victims. While there are countless...

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End The Struggle – Alcohol Rehab Can Help

End The Struggle – Alcohol Rehab Can Help

The cost of becoming dependent on alcohol is blurry eyes, chronic hangovers and a life of misery for yourself and the loved ones around you. Alcohol dependency eventually has a negative impact on every part of your life – from your job performance to your...

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How Work Stress Can Lead to a Substance Abuse Problem

How Work Stress Can Lead to a Substance Abuse Problem

Unless you’re a part of the fortunate minority of the world’s workforce who lives to work or are immune to work stress, regular employment sometimes represents a major source of anxiety. Even if you love your job, it’s bound to stress you out at some point and it...

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