Women and Alcohol Abuse
04.21.2017 Addiction Alcohol Abuse

What is Alcohol Abuse? With alcohol abuse, an individual is not yet physically dependent on alcohol but still has a serious drinking problem. Symptoms of alcohol abuse may include a failure to fulfill major work, school, or home responsibilities, legal, or social problems. It is important to note that alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction are […]

Government Taking Action to Fight Opioid Addiction Epidemic
04.14.2017 Opioids

Fighting the Opioid Addiction Epidemic A fight that has been gaining turmoil over the last several months has finally gained real momentum. In recent weeks, government officials from both federal and state levels have once again called for stronger efforts in tackling the country’s opioid crisis. With no end in sight to the frighteningly rapid […]

Understanding Relapse in Addiction
04.03.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Relapse

Relapse in Addiction Relapse is a common term heard throughout the addiction recovery community, for good reason. The word ‘relapse’ is a heavy word, one that requires a great deal of attention. Relapse in addiction can be deadly and there is a much to be understood about relapse. We will discuss some of the most […]

How Prescription Duration Affects Dependence and Addiction
03.27.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Prescription Drugs

How Prescription Duration Affects Dependence and Addiction A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention takes a closer look at how the duration of an opioid prescription can affect a person’s chances of addiction. The report finds that when you use a narcotic painkiller for just one day, you have only a […]

Facts About Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol
03.20.2017 Addiction Addiction and Recovery Substance Abuse Withdrawal

About Withdrawal from Drugs and Alcohol Withdrawal from drugs is a serious process and one that should be handled with care by a professional. The characteristics of withdrawal depend of the drug that is being discontinued and the amount of time the substance was used. Symptoms may include anxiety, fatigue, sweating, vomiting, depression, hallucinations, and […]

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