Category: Addiction treatment

Drug Abuse in Hollywood

January 12, 2019

Though people dream of a career in the middle of the fame and glamour of Hollywood, there is a dark side to the glitter and gold. Drug addiction has affected many of the Hollywood greats, past and present. While some people working as professionals in the spotlight might be able to acclimate to the constant […]

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How Pets are Affected by Addiction

January 3, 2019

Losing a pet is never easy. Some people grieve for years, and some need counseling to get them through this difficult time. Try now to image what would happen if your pet lost you. This is one of the many reasons to steer clear of illicit drugs: you never know who you’re hurting. There are […]

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The War on Addiction vs The War on Drugs

December 13, 2018

There is nothing new about a war on drugs, or a national effort to curtail drug use in the United States. As early as 1784, ‘chronic drunkenness,’ what we call ‘alcoholism’ today, was labeled a disease. One of the first people to diagnose the disease was Dr. Benjamin Rush, an abnormally-intuitive scientist living in newly-free […]

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Best Reasons to Consider Rehab

December 10, 2018

If you didn’t know before, you should know it now: you are valuable. Certainly, any and everyone is valuable for several reasons, but it is extremely important to remember that you are someone who has endured difficulty. It doesn’t make you weak or irresponsible that drug addiction has become a problem – drug addiction is […]

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Beware of Online Drug and Alcohol Assessments

December 8, 2018

Addiction is a complex disease. You may get into substance abuse due to peer pressure or in an attempt to escape the harsh realities of life. Not only does this ruin your lifestyle, but your health also deteriorates due to alcohol and/or drug abuse. It’s not easy to overcome addiction, mainly because of the painful […]

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Who Does Addiction Hurt?

December 7, 2018

Drug addiction takes a toll. It can hurt every single person around you when you’re using, even if you feel that your use is controlled. What can keep a person in the dark about their own addiction is denial – whether they insist that they only use drugs in social situations, or whatever the claim, […]

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Drugs and the Party Scene

November 29, 2018

What’s a party drug? The better question is: what’s not a party drug? Generally, drugs that are consumed intravenously don’t make huge waves on the party scene: this makes sense if you consider the monstrous inconvenience of preparing yourself and the drug for use in an extremely noisy, crowded and darkened room. This doesn’t mean, […]

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Drug Use by Race and Gender

November 27, 2018

When someone says, ‘drug addict,’ who comes to mind? Someone you know? Someone you saw passing by? Or a statistic? Anyone can become addicted to drugs, and drugs don’t discriminate against any person. People, however, can discriminate against people, and limit access to drugs for some people, and not others. One result of this very […]

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Addiction Treatment – The Money is There, But the Quality is Not

November 26, 2018

The addiction epidemic continues to spread nationwide, and quality care providers are proving difficult to be found. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has estimated that the revenue for addiction treatment falls around 35 billion dollars per year, yet the lack of proper care is astounding. Private equity firms continue to pour […]

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