Inhibitions Lowered by Addiction

It is no major secret that drugs and alcohol have a tendency to lower our inhibitions. In fact, many people use this very fact as a justification for their substance abuse. We drink and do drugs because we are “too shy” or “no fun” without them. Of course, this viewpoint tends to change a bit…

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Relapse Prevention Tips to Remember

  Addiction recovery is a lifelong struggle. Some people won’t tell you that, but it’s absolutely true. Those of us who have underestimated the strength of our addiction in the past would give just about anything to turn back the clock in time to learn this all-important lesson. Some of us have stayed sober for…

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Opioid Addiction Awareness Spreads

One of the major issues that we have discussed at great length in some of our recent articles is the need for more people to understand the nature of addiction, so that the stigma against addiction and those who suffer from this disease may finally be put to rest. The need to increase awareness is…

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Sober Celebrities: Famous People in Recovery

The first UNITE to Face Addiction rally was this past weekend, and we recently talked about some of the brilliant musical performances in our article on music therapy for addiction. But we came to realize that the music itself was not the most moving thing about the rally. Between many of the musicians and speakers,…

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Music Therapy and Addiction

  The UNITE to Face Addiction rally was this weekend, and it was quite an event to watch. For five hours straight, we were intermittently treated to the sounds of beloved musicians and the wisdom of impassioned speakers. In fact, at the time of writing, we are currently awaiting a response from Facing Addiction to…

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Operation HOPE Succeeds in Maine

We’ve published a few articles in the past that discussed the major societal issues facing alcoholics and drug addicts, and what we can do to help them. One of the first times we ever did this was in our article on legal issues faced by addicts, which discussed the benefits of our court liaison program…

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The Myth of the Geographical Cure (Video)

 The myth of the geographical cure is a particularly interesting one. It is not necessarily a myth that was passed down to us by anyone in particular. In fact, many of us develop the idea without having heard a single mention of it in passing. And yet, at one point or another, we will…

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Benefits of Small Treatment Facilities

Does size matter? This question gets batted around on all kinds of topics. Some may wonder if a bigger university is better than a smaller one. Others have firm opinions regarding the size of the city or town they live in. But what about addiction treatment? Can small treatment facilities offer the same benefits as…

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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Statistics & Demographics

We’ve talked a bit about addiction statistics before, such as our discussion of recidivism rates for addicts with legal issues. We also mentioned some basic demographic trends in our article on addict personality myths. But we’ve never really dedicated an article to breaking down the specific demographics that govern drug use. While there is arguably…

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Five Stages of Grief: Acceptance

This is the final article in our series on addiction and the five stages of grief. While this will follow the same format that has been followed thus far, we will likely not spend as much time on this particular stage. Unlike the other stages we have covered—denial, anger, bargaining, and depression—acceptance does not have…

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