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Young and Anonymous

“I was in and out, in and out, in and out.” The one famous cliff hanger that always kept my attention from the stories of those who suffered. Sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to hear how they fought the battle of their addiction. I was eighteen the first time I sat in…

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Self-Medicating Depression

Since depression symptoms will continue to get worse over time without treatment, having depression can increase your risk of suicide. Self-medicating depression is also a risk, as 15.6% of people with depression develop an alcohol misuse disorder, while another 18% of people with depression eventually have a substance abuse disorder. Depression impacts more than 16…

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Help for Parents of Drug Addicts

Addiction is a family disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or income, can develop a substance abuse disorder, addiction, or alcoholism in their lifetime. Addiction impacts the person struggling with a substance abuse disorder and friends, family members, and loved ones. Help for parents of drug addicts is often included during…

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Is Drug Addiction a Choice?

23 million Americans struggle with substance abuse disorders and addiction every year, with as many as 10% of Americans developing a substance abuse disorder in their lifetime. With so many people battling addiction, it’s easy to wonder is drug addiction a choice? Addiction is considered a mental health disease that is progressive, chronic, and incurable.…

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How to Maintain Sobriety During Christmas

Addiction, substance abuse disorders, and alcoholism impact roughly 23 million Americans annually, while 10% of Americans will eventually develop a substance abuse disorder. Additionally, another 33% of Americans will struggle with a drinking problem or alcoholism in their lifetime, making substance abuse-related disorders relatively common. Whether you are struggling with a substance abuse problem or…

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Drug Addiction Treatment

Each and every year, about 23 million Americans struggle with addiction, substance abuse disorder, or alcoholism. Although addiction isn’t uncommon, as less than 10% of people who meet the criteria for a substance abuse disorder receive drug addiction treatment. Addiction is also a deadly disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, or…