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Category: Addiction

Safe Injection Sites: Are They Helping or Hurting?

Safe Injection Sites: Are They Helping or Hurting? safe injection sites

Updated on October 7th, 2020 With the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S., lawmakers and experts alike are searching for solutions to reduce deadly opioid overdoses and prevent further addiction and abuse of opioid drugs. Some people believe safe injection sites are an effective way to prevent drug overdoses and other negative effects associated with […]

Is Addiction Genetic?

Is Addiction Genetic? addiction genes

Updated on October 7th, 2020 It’s important to understand that addiction may have a genetic component that affects your risk of addiction and growing up in a home where substance abuse is prevalent also makes you more susceptible to the disease. However, your family background shouldn’t mean that you’re doomed to spend your life battling […]

13 Warning Signs of Codependency

13 Warning Signs of Codependency warning signs of codependency

Codependency is a word we hear often these days, but how does it relate to substance abuse, addiction, and recovery? In this blog, we’ll discuss what codependency is, several of the primary warning signs, and the relationship between codependency and addiction. We will also provide helpful information on how to treat both codependency and addiction […]

6 Common Myths About Addiction

6 Common Myths About Addiction addiction myths

The concept of addiction is clouded with many misconceptions and assumptions, making it difficult for friends and family members to truly understand what an addicted loved one is going through. There are countless myths floating around about drug abuse, addiction, and alcoholism, but here are just a few of the most common myths and misconceptions.

What Is Kratom? Uses, Side Effects, and Legality

What Is Kratom? Uses, Side Effects, and Legality kratom addiction

Updated on October 8th, 2020 Kratom is a highly controversial substance that has gained popularity in the U.S. over the last several years. Many questions about kratom remain unanswered and more research needs to be done to determine the dangers of kratom, as well as the long-term effects of the drug on the body. In […]

The Failed War On Drugs: Opioid Addiction

The Failed War On Drugs: Opioid Addiction opioids in medication cabinet

The United Nations General Assembly gathered in New York for the first time since 1998 for a special hearing on the Failed War on Drugs earlier this year. President Nixon began the war on drugs in 1971 proclaiming “America’s public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse”. In order to win the […]

America’s Opioid Crisis: A National Emergency?

America’s Opioid Crisis: A National Emergency? America's Opioid Crisis: A National Emergency?

Earlier this week, NPR published an article about a White House commission report that was released, urging President Trump to declare America’s opioid crisis a national emergency.1 The opioid crisis is considered by some to be a public health emergency and the article highlights the disturbing fact that drug overdoses now kill more people every […]

7 Unhealthy Ways Families Cope With Addiction

7 Unhealthy Ways Families Cope With Addiction 7 Unhealthy Ways Families Cope With Addiction

Addiction impacts every aspect of the family dynamic, including finances, behavioral roles, stability at home, and the mental, physical, and spiritual health of each family member.1 If left untreated, addiction may very well destroy the family, leaving nothing behind but the broken pieces of what used to be.

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