10 Statistics About Alcohol Addiction That You Want to Know

alcoholApril is a month known for Easter (usually), April Fools Day and the first few weeks of spring. It has also been known as Alcohol Awareness Month since 1987. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is an organization determined to spread knowledge about the dangers of alcohol, how alcohol dependence can develop, how young people are affected by alcohol and much more. Continue reading

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What the Disease Theory Says about Addiction and What it Really Is

pillsThe disease theory of addiction seems to be based on various premises which a person would need to accept as factual in order to accept the theory as a whole.  One such premise is that addicts inherit the disease.  Another premise is that an addict is born with the disease, and therefore is an addict before ever starting to use drugs.  It is regarded by some who subscribe to this theory that those suffering from the disease are characterized by a progressive loss of control, therefore unable to control their drug use and the inevitability of worsening.  But one must ask then, what about the resiliency of the human spirit and the capacity of a person to demonstrate their ability to change, and to improve? Continue reading

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Does My Family Member Have an Alcohol Addiction

family member alcoholicAlcohol is a dangerous drug for the family unit. If you are wondering about someone close to you, you’ve probably already seen signs of alcohol addiction and need some verification. Here are 5 signs that a family member has an addiction to alcohol: Continue reading

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Overcoming Addiction in Hollywood

hollywoodHollywood is the entertainment capital of the country. Hollywood and the greater Los Angeles area also contain some of the highest drug use rates in the country. Why is it that fame, celebrity and talent seem to fall into the same boat as drug and alcohol abuse? Los Angeles is overridden with drug and alcohol use and abuse and overcoming addiction in Hollywood can be tough when it is all around. Continue reading

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What is the Family’s Role in Addiction Recovery

addiction recoveryIt always hurts when someone finds out that a family member is caught in the trap of addiction. Make no doubt about it, addiction is a trap. Generally speaking, by definition a trap is something that you can’t easily get out of all by yourself. There are very few people (if any) that have conquered addiction on their own. Recovering from addiction requires a group of people, of which family members are an important part. Continue reading

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How My Son Recovered From Pain Medication Addiction

pain pillParents don’t usually have trouble seeing that their child has a problem with drugs.  What parents do usually have trouble with is figuring out how to help their child handle their problem with drugs.  It can seem like an easy choice to enroll their child in a rehabilitation facility, but what happens if treatment doesn’t work? Continue reading

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Breaking the Addiction Line

addictionIt can be difficult for a child to grow up in a home with two substance-abusing parents, especially when you consider that most children learn primarily through mimicry.  But while many may say that such a child is doomed to forever walk the path of addiction as their father and mother have done before them, the truth is that the pattern of addiction can be and has been broken, with the right help. Continue reading

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5 Strange Addictions

strangeAddiction can manifest itself in a number of different ways. Most people are aware of the addictive qualities of alcohol, pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs, but less people are aware of addiction striking video gamers, or diet soda drinkers. The reasons behind these addictions are as varied as the addiction themselves. Here are five of the strangest. Continue reading

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Addiction

drug addictHeroin is an extremely addictive drug, but it’s not a drug that addicts believe hooks you immediately. Heroin is a drug that bodies build a tolerance to, so more and more of the drug is needed to produce the same effect. Additionally, this tolerance makes it seem like the drug isn’t creating an addiction right off the bat. Former heroin addicts have said that it didn’t feel like they were addicted to the drug until a week or two after of using. It created a false sense of security that they weren’t becoming addicted to it, so use persisted. When heroin addicts realize that their body is craving the drug, it’s usually too late to quit. The body is already relying on the drug and creating a tenacious addiction. Continue reading

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The First Step in Stopping Prescription Addiction

pillsPrescription drugs are “medicines” first and foremost, so many Americans don’t think of them when they think of dangerous drugs. Aren’t drugs what shady people buy on the street from other shady people? Well, believe it or not, medically prescribed drugs from doctors are available on the street right alongside heroin and meth. In many states, drug addicts are using these prescription medications at far higher rates than these other illegal drugs. In fact, government research indicates that over 7 million Americans are now using prescription drugs in order to get high. Continue reading

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