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  • Practical Advice for Coping with Addiction During the Holidays
    For many of us, the holidays are a time for family and friends to gather. We reminisce about the good times. Catch up on the changes and life events that have unfolded … Read more
  • Therapy is Essential for Treating Addiction
    Why is addiction therapy important and where does it start?  Therapy is an essential part of treating addiction. Most people who suffer from addiction will begin therapy when they enter the treatment … Read more
  • What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?
    Opiates and Opioids  Both opiates and opioids are groups of drugs that are considered narcotics. Many people use the words interchangeably but they are different. They are used for medical purposes and … Read more
  • What Does Alcoholism Affect?
    What Does Alcoholism Affect?  Alcoholism is the misuse and abuse of alcohol. Alcohol has become an acceptable substance for people to use for many different reasons. Mostly alcohol is easily obtainable, affordable, … Read more
  • Signs and Symptoms of Opioid Addiction
    Introduction to Opioid Addiction Remember that opioid addiction may be present even if you don’t notice all or even most of the signs mentioned in this article. Opioid-dependent people are very good … Read more
  • How Does PTSD Affects Daily Life?
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects daily life for up to 6% of the U.S. population. PTSD can be one of the most debilitating mental disorders due to its uncontrollable symptoms. Because … Read more
  • Are Bipolar Disorder and ADHD Related?
    Understanding bipolar disorder and ADHD can be difficult. It is important to know that they are not the same, but there are some similarities in how these two disorders affect people. If … Read more
  • What is Alcohol Recovery Like?
    There are many risks with alcoholism, including an increased risk for DUI, assault, injury, academic issues, legal issues, and death. However, you won’t have to keep risking your life every time you … Read more
  • What is the Difference Between Partial Hospitalization and IOP Therapy?
      Some people may not be able to attend an inpatient addiction rehab program. Is this the case for you? If so, there are other treatment programs. You could choose partial hospitalization … Read more
  • 5 Signs of Heroin Addiction
    Finding Signs Of Heroin Addiction The people we love can hide addiction from us. Nevertheless, signs of heroin addiction do exist. And you can find them. It takes some patience and knowledge. … Read more
  • Fentanyl Withdrawal Timeline
    Finding Freedom From Fentanyl When most Americans think of drug abuse, they may think of cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, or other substances. In recent years, another drug called fentanyl has entered the … Read more
  • Is Xanax a Narcotic?
    So, Is Xanax a Narcotic and Why? Is Xanax a narcotic? Xanax, or diazepam, is a benzodiazepine – not a narcotic. Doctors often prescribe this medication to relieve anxiety. Benzodiazepines can also … Read more