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Binge-Drinking: How Much is Too Much?

Binge-Drinking: How Much is Too Much?

Binge drinking seems to be a favorite past-time for many college students, teenagers, and even adults. Some young adults may continue their drinking habits well into adult life. Binge drinking is the same as binging on junk food, or your favorite TV series, and as you...
Art Therapy for Addiction

Art Therapy for Addiction

Over the years, addiction professionals have learned all addicts overcome addiction uniquely. Each rehabilitation facility has different treatment programs to choose from. Most facilities offer individual and group therapy as well as creative therapies which help...
Hydrocodone Withdrawal

Hydrocodone Withdrawal

Hydrocodone is one of the most prescribed painkillers on the market today. Patients prescribed this drug suffer from moderate to severe pain symptoms. It is often combined with other pain relievers such as acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic and can cause a...
Reflexology for Addiction

Reflexology for Addiction

A lot of new research is revealing how substance abuse and addictions start. They are usually a result of the lack of a person’s coping techniques. Whether it is stress, depression, trauma, or even pain management after an accident, there is a real lack of...
Hydrocodone vs. Oxycodone

Hydrocodone vs. Oxycodone

Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are among the most widely prescribed painkillers in the U.S. today. Given to patients after surgery or an injury to manage acute pain, these narcotic painkillers are often cited as causing major addiction. In fact, these medications are...
Prevention of Substance Abuse

Prevention of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse or drug abuse is a growing issue among young people. Substance abuse can cause problems at school or work, create mental and physical health issues, produce unhealthy relationships, cause vehicle accidents, and stress. Substance abuse can also cause...
Talking to a Drug Addict

Talking to a Drug Addict

Drug addiction is complicated and confusing, not only for the addict but for the family as well. Learning how to effectively talk to an addict regarding their drug addiction will help everyone involved. There are many steps in this article to help you talk about drug...
Stages of Addiction Recovery

Stages of Addiction Recovery

Battling and recovering from addiction is a long-term process. It requires work, support, mental and physical strength, and dedication and commitment. Often relapse happens after a few short days of quitting substance use. Saying that the recovery process is the same...
Myths about Addiction

Myths about Addiction

Addiction affects many individuals in the United States. A recent study from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that an estimated 22.2 million Americans have struggled with addiction from the age of 12 and over. Even though many individuals have...
Helping a Recovering Addict

Helping a Recovering Addict

Substance abuse can lead to addiction, and people who have not struggled with addiction often think getting sober is a one-step process. Go to rehab, get clean, and that is it- the problem is solved. When in fact recovery is something addicts have to work on for the...