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18 Facts About Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism is perhaps one of the most misunderstood forms of addiction. Unlike other dangerous substances, alcohol is perfectly legal, widely accessible, and socially acceptable. However, alcohol abuse not only drastically impacts individuals…
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Chasing the Dragon: Heroin Addiction

Drug abuse and dependency claim the lives of tens of thousands of American's every year. The nation's opioid epidemic has quickly spiraled into a much more complicated and deadly drug overdose epidemic. In the past few years, about 80% of people…
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Is My Drinking a Problem?

Unlike using illicit drugs, drinking alcohol is widely considered an acceptable social activity. Many American’s drink with friends on weekends, at home, or even at certain work functions. Consuming alcohol occurs frequently enough that it…
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Fear of Recovery

The loss of control due to substance use is initially debilitating and can create chaos in day-to-day life. However, the habits and behaviors of addiction can eventually come to feel routine. For many, despite its adverse consequences, it provides…
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7 Ways Alcohol Ruins Lives

It's no secret that alcohol is a staple among many Americans. To some degree, alcohol is associated with happy feelings and positive events. Partying with friends, for example, usually involves casual drinking. A promotion at the office can…
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Drinking Out of Boredom

Many people struggle with drinking out of boredom, and even if they don’t particularly like alcohol or its effects. Studies have shown that easily bored people are at higher risk of anxiety, depression, drug addiction, alcohol misuse, anger,…
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How to Go To Rehab Without Losing Your Job

Receiving help for a substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors can be quite challenging and often disrupts routines and schedules. Many fear the ramifications of seeking treatment, particularly those dealing with outside obligations…
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How Many Glasses of Wine Per Week is Healthy?

Wine is often a go-to when settling in for a relaxing evening. After a long day at work, it’s the perfect finishing touch to any warm meal or a simple charcuterie board. It can even bring a feeling of normalcy when bars and restaurants are…
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Shame Addiction

Shame is an isolating, debilitating emotion that can cause many to suffer from feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness. Routinely experiencing shame can feed the cycle of addiction, especially if substance misuse is prevalent or if alcohol and…