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Link Between Intelligence and Addiction

Addiction can be an extremely complex issue. Often there are a variety of contributing factors such as environment, heritability, and family roles. But what about intelligence? There have been studies highlighting the connection between addiction and intelligence. These studies produced some surprising results. One of which was that high intelligence had been more commonly linked…

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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…