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Addiction: Are YOU At Risk?

2020-05-27T15:17:32-07:00

Addiction: Are YOU At Risk? Although the use of alcohol and drugs among young people is widespread, only a relatively small percentage of people who try drugs develops addiction.  In many cases it can be difficult to identify particular markers that may lead to increased substance abuse risk and consequent addiction in adult life.  [...]

Addiction: Are YOU At Risk?2020-05-27T15:17:32-07:00

Understanding Addiction

2020-04-14T17:10:50-07:00

Understanding Addiction Addісtіоn affects еvеrуbоdу.  It іѕ a leading саuѕе of accidental dеаth іn оur ѕосіеtу. Beating аddісtіоn іѕ еxtrеmеlу tough. Thе drugѕ and bеhаvіоrѕ that lеаd tо аddісtіоn hіjасk thе brаіn and wrеаk hаvос іn thе bоdу. Millions of Amеrісаnѕ over the аgе оf 12 are addicted tо alcohol оr оthеr drugѕ.  Yеаrѕ [...]

Understanding Addiction2020-04-14T17:10:50-07:00

Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders

2020-04-17T14:30:58-07:00

Eating Disorders & Childhood Abuse A large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that [...]

Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders2020-04-17T14:30:58-07:00

Do You Have A Dual-Diagnosis?

2020-04-17T14:29:10-07:00

Do You Have A Dual-Diagnosis? The term dual-diagnosis describes the presence of both mental health issues and the addiction to drugs or alcohol, the impact on daily functioning, complications related to a problem left untreated, and the impact on others. Understanding co-occurring disorders also poses questions for both the professional and the patient in [...]

Do You Have A Dual-Diagnosis?2020-04-17T14:29:10-07:00

Opioid Use Disorder

2020-05-04T13:13:27-07:00

Opioid Use Disorder While relapse may be common among addicts, it may also make it seem as though the cycle of drug abuse is inevitable and unending.The cycle of addiction however, is not always unending -- it just takes a long time for the brain to heal. When the levels of important chemicals are [...]

Opioid Use Disorder2020-05-04T13:13:27-07:00

Are You Addicted to Working?

2019-10-24T05:29:17-07:00

Are You Addicted to Working? Ways to Tell | Are You Addicted to Your Job When people refer to “workaholics,” it’s usually a joke but seriously, ask yourself ... Are You addicted to your job? Addiction to work is not a diagnosis found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), so [...]

Are You Addicted to Working?2019-10-24T05:29:17-07:00

Lawmakers Wage Aggressive Attack on Prescription Drug Abuse

2019-10-16T17:42:56-07:00

Lawmakers Wage Aggressive Attack on Prescription Drug Abuse A Rare United Front | Bi-Partisan Support! In Maine, a rare occurrence has happened in the state legislature; a task force has taken shape that includes members from both parties and they have a common goal in mind – a formalized assault on prescription drug abuse [...]

Lawmakers Wage Aggressive Attack on Prescription Drug Abuse2019-10-16T17:42:56-07:00

Drugs Behind Bars Increases Drug Addiction

2019-10-16T18:04:20-07:00

Drugs Behind Bars Increases Drug Addiction Sad | and unfortunately, TRUE! Tough laws on drug possession and small time dealers has meant a skyrocketing number of Americans in prison for drug-related offenses. It has also meant an ironic situation, in which those incarcerated for crimes caused by addiction to drugs are still able to [...]

Drugs Behind Bars Increases Drug Addiction2019-10-16T18:04:20-07:00

3 Types of Prescription Drug Addiction to Watch Out For

2019-10-16T18:30:06-07:00

3 Types of Prescription Drug Addiction to Watch Out For But | my doctor said it was OK? There are three different classifications of prescription drugs that are highly addictive, even when you have a prescription for a legitimate reason from your doctor: stimulant addiction, opiate painkiller addiction and benzodiazepine (benzo) addiction. Therefore, there [...]

3 Types of Prescription Drug Addiction to Watch Out For2019-10-16T18:30:06-07:00

Tougher Liquor Laws on the Horizon?

2019-10-17T22:57:39-07:00

Tougher Liquor Laws on the Horizon? Alcohol and Crime Linked | Lawmakers take notice... Often a rise in addiction rates for a specific drug like crack or heroin is connected to an increase in crime. The result? A crackdown on that particular drug, usually in the form of stricter distribution and possession regulations. With increased [...]

Tougher Liquor Laws on the Horizon?2019-10-17T22:57:39-07:00