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Category: Addiction

How Should Families Deal with Addiction During the Holidays?

How Should Families Deal with Addiction During the Holidays? How Should Families Deal with Addiction During the Holidays?

Life with an addicted family member can be stressful and chaotic, but during the holidays, this can sometimes be magnified. Enjoying the holiday season may seem impossible when you’re bombarded by feelings of frustration, disappointment, or dread, especially if your addicted loved one is out of control. Even if he or she is just beginning […]

6 Important Things No One Tells You About Addiction

6 Important Things No One Tells You About Addiction rehab group session

Substance use disorder is a complex issue and negative social stigma often keeps people from sharing their life experiences involving addiction. Throughout the treatment process, people in recovery work hard to explore the causes of their substance abuse and strategies for preventing relapse. During this process, they learn many things about addiction that could have […]

Addiction in the Family: Effects of an Alcoholic Father or Mother

Addiction in the Family: Effects of an Alcoholic Father or Mother child with alcoholic parents

In 2017, about 20 million people ages 12 or over had a substance use disorder in the past year and nearly 15 million of these people struggle with alcohol use disorder.1 While addiction takes a heavy toll on the user, leading to serious physical and psychological problems, substance abuse can be just as hard on […]

What Is An Addictive Personality?

What Is An Addictive Personality? man smoking

Updated on October 9th, 2020 In movies and TV shows, there’s a typical type of person that is often portrayed as an addict. This person usually has certain traits and characteristics that people view as an “addictive personality.” Unfortunately, some people assume that having these personality traits means you are all but destined to succumb […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

Is Addiction a Disease? Is Addiction a Disease?

Addiction is a serious problem in America. More than 130 people die daily from opioid overdose1 and 1 in 10 adults died from excessive alcohol use between 2006 and 2010.2 With addiction being one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States, it’s essential that we thoroughly understand what addiction is so […]

Battling Prescription Drug Abuse in Texas

Battling Prescription Drug Abuse in Texas prescription drugs

Like most states in the U.S., Texas is facing a severe problem with abuse of and addiction to prescription opioids.  What is Prescription Drug Abuse? Prescription drugs are carefully controlled substances that are prescribed by a doctor to an individual patient for a specific condition. Taking a drug that was prescribed to someone else, in […]

5 Must-Know Facts About Anti-Addiction Vaccines

5 Must-Know Facts About Anti-Addiction Vaccines anti addiction vaccine

An anti-addiction vaccine may sound too good to be true, but researchers are currently working to develop and test vaccines for drug-specific addictions that can be used to treat and prevent addiction. For people with loved ones who have struggled with addiction for years, this may sound like a dream come true, but there are […]

PTSD and Addiction: Healing the Wounds

PTSD and Addiction: Healing the Wounds woman suffering from PTSD

The National Center for PTSD reports about seven or eight of every 100 people will suffer from PTSD at some point in their lives.1 People with PTSD are also three times more likely to abuse drugs than those without it. Additionally, 50 percent of people who have PTSD also abuse alcohol.2 While the relationship between […]

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