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How Does Addiction Treatment Work?

How Does Addiction Treatment Work?

Thanks to decades of research and studies, addiction is now known to be a disease that can change the way someone functions internally and externally. The disease is complex in nature and impacts the mind and body in multiple...

What Are the 6 Types of Drug Dependence?

What Are the 6 Types of Drug Dependence?

The formation of a drug dependence happens over time when an individual consumes a specific drug repeatedly. There are 6 types of drug dependence based on the type of substance being abused. These are alcohol, cannabis, hallucinogens, cocaine, opioids, and...

How Can You Help a Friend Who Is Already Using Drugs?

How Can You Help a Friend Who Is Already Using Drugs?

Addiction is a slippery slope that many who suffer from it aren't prepared for. It doesn't take long for everything in an individual's life to focus solely on acquiring and using drugs. The impact isn't felt by only the user though. Friends and family members are all...

World Pride Day: What Is It?

World Pride Day: What Is It?

World Pride Day, also known as LGBTQ Pride or International Pride Day, is held each year in June in the United States while other countries may celebrate earlier in the month as the entire month is Pride Month! Members of the LGBTQ community identify as lesbian, gay,...

What Are the Most Important Factors in Recovery From a Drug Addiction?

What Are the Most Important Factors in Recovery From a Drug Addiction?

Recovery from addiction looks different for everyone and can even change with each attempt. For many of us, the struggle with addiction has touched our lives in one way or another. Overcoming the disease is no easy feat, but it's possible when the right targets are...

What Is the Most Effective Treatment for Addiction?

What Is the Most Effective Treatment for Addiction?

Treating addiction comes with a risk for relapse similar to other chronic diseases. Just like those other diseases, relapse from addiction doesn't mean that treatment wasn't a success. It means that there was simply something not addressed by treatment that has come...

What Does IOP Stand for in Rehab?

What Does IOP Stand for in Rehab?

Intensive outpatient program, also known as IOP, is a type of drug and alcohol addiction treatment program you can receive at a rehab. It is designed to help people struggling with addiction work through treatment therapies to...

What Are the Statistics So Far for Substance Abuse in 2022?

What Are the Statistics So Far for Substance Abuse in 2022?

As we get to the midway point of 2022, many of us are taking a look back to see how the year has progressed. There's no shortage of changes to how everyone lives between recovering from a pandemic and adjusting to the transition...

Do I Need Rehab if I Have a Drug Dependence?

Do I Need Rehab if I Have a Drug Dependence?

The first step to getting treatment for drug abuse is being able to see and admit that there's a problem. Drug abuse can quickly lead to dependence and addiction, taking a toll on every part of a person's life. In order to help you identify and address drug dependence...

What Are 5 Factors That Could Lead to Alcohol Dependence?

What Are 5 Factors That Could Lead to Alcohol Dependence?

If you started drinking due to stress or mental health issues, you are not alone. Alcohol addiction involves compulsive drinking and the inability to stop drinking. However, dependency on alcohol happens in steps. The sooner you can recognize that you have a problem,...

How To Celebrate Father’s Day While Still Staying Clean

How To Celebrate Father’s Day While Still Staying Clean

Father's Day is just around the corner and the country will celebrate dads old and new. Raising a child can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can go through. For fathers managing both a child and a struggle with...

What Is a Drug Dependence?

What Is a Drug Dependence?

Drug use often leads to abuse over time as it becomes extremely difficult to stop using a drug once a dependence starts to form. Drug dependence is when an individual is unable to function without being under the influence of a specific drug. Dependence can develop...

What Are the Statistics So Far for Alcohol Abuse in 2022?

What Are the Statistics So Far for Alcohol Abuse in 2022?

Social events and celebrations have started becoming regular occurrences as areas of the country come to the tail end of their pandemic measures. With this comes an expected increase in the amount of social drinking done by Americans. While occasional drinking doesn't...

What Are the 5 Stages of Drug Dependence?

What Are the 5 Stages of Drug Dependence?

What Are the 5 Stages of Drug Dependence? Identifying the development of drug dependence and addiction is one of the most effective ways to know when to intervene and stop the individual from continuing down the rabbit hole. The most recent diagnosis materials for...

How Do You Help a Person Who Has an Addiction?

How Do You Help a Person Who Has an Addiction?

How Do You Help a Person Who Has an Addiction? It's becoming more common to know someone who has had their life changed due to addiction. Whether it's through personal struggles of that of a loved one, substance abuse and addiction have turned into an unfortunately...

Is Alcohol Dependence A Mental Illness?

Is Alcohol Dependence A Mental Illness?

Is Alcohol Dependence A Mental Illness?Many people who struggle with alcohol addiction may wonder if they have a mental illness that causes addiction and makes sobriety a challenge. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5),...

What Is the Role of Family in Addiction Recovery?

What Is the Role of Family in Addiction Recovery?

What Is the Role of Family in Addiction Recovery? Watching a child, parent, friend, or spouse go through addiction isn't easy. When they enter into treatment, you may feel a weight lifted off your shoulders because they are finally getting the care they need. Yet,...

How Can Addiction Mask Past Hurts, Habits, and Hang Ups?

How Can Addiction Mask Past Hurts, Habits, and Hang Ups?

How Can Addiction Mask Past Hurts, Habits, and Hang Ups? For some people, drug and alcohol addiction is brought on by the need to find a way to deal with past pain and trauma. Without a doubt, it becomes necessary for an individual to find a way to stop thinking about...

Alcohol Abuse vs Alcohol Dependence: Is there a Difference?

Alcohol Abuse vs Alcohol Dependence: Is there a Difference?

Alcohol Abuse vs Alcohol Dependence: Is there a Difference? Excessive drinking may be more prevalent than you think. Nearly 26% of all adults over the age of 18 reported binge drinking within the last month. While some people can drink socially, even to excess, on...

How Can We Prevent Drug Abuse Among Youth?

How Can We Prevent Drug Abuse Among Youth?

How Can We Prevent Drug Abuse Among Youth? Drug use among teens significantly declined in 2021, according to a University of Michigan report. However, it's important to remain vigilant to protect your child or to ensure they seek help for substance use disorders. As...