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Category: Family Topics

Signs a Person is Abusing Painkillers

Oct 22, 2019
The rise of substance abuse cannot be ignored, nor can the type of drugs a person uses to alleviate their symptoms or problems. You’ve most likely heard of the opioid...

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Oct 16, 2019
Substance abuse has been sweeping across the nation, calling for various prevention methods. From numerous funding efforts to many observational days, any event to fight drug abuse is necessary. Throughout...

When Should You Seek Substance Abuse Treatment?

Oct 7, 2019
Knowing when is the right time to check into a drug rehab is a tough decision. Simply put, there will never be a perfect time. However, there are key factors...

Can You Relapse After Drug Rehab?

Oct 2, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people attend treatment every year. Some people go to a different state to remove themselves from the current environment they are in, just for a glimmer...

How to Break the Cycle of Addiction

Sep 20, 2019
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is defined as a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry.” As a person becomes addicted...

Are You Substituting Your Addiction in Recovery?

Sep 17, 2019
During addiction, dopamine levels increase during drug use, creating dependency on that drug. Once people have entered sobriety, they may turn to substitutes. For instance, many recovering addicts may turn...

How to Prevent a Relapse

Sep 9, 2019
One of the hardest things to do in your recovery is preventing a drug-related relapse. For instance, there are triggers that give you cravings or entice you to use drugs...

How to Enjoy Life Being Sober

Sep 9, 2019
Recovering from addiction isn’t easy. When you’re off drugs, you may feel lost and not sure what to do. Boredom and restlessness increases, which can lead to relapses, spiraling down...

Accepting You Need Help for Your Drug Addiction

Aug 30, 2019
With the rise in substance abuse, whether its recreational drugs, opioids or alcohol, it’s hard admitting you have a problem. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), drug...

The Problem with Co-Dependency

Aug 17, 2019
Co-dependency is often called “relationship addiction.” It can happen with all different types of relationships, but most often occurs with someone who is dependent on drugs or alcohol. According to...
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