Category: Addiction treatment

The Role of Substance Abuse in Suicide

October 8, 2018

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and it does not come as a surprise that drug and alcohol abuse is one of the major factors contributing to it. Although a number of factors contribute to the path leading towards a suicide, it has been observed that individuals who engage […]

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Athletes and Addiction

October 6, 2018

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that substance abuse is turning into an epidemic. The number of deaths due to overdose is one of the leading causes of accidental deaths. In fact, the number of deaths that occurred due to heroin overdose has tripled since 2010. These statistics are shocking and alarming […]

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Is Caffeine Really Addictive?

October 1, 2018

Do you love starting your day off with a steaming hot cup of coffee? Well, we all do! There is a reason behind why you may feel irritable and groggy when you miss out on your morning cup. It is because your coffee contains high levels of caffeine, which is now being identified as a […]

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Can You Become Addicted to Antidepressants?

September 25, 2018

According to the World Health Organization, depression affects about 350 million people of all ages across the globe. With the rising numbers of depression cases being reported every day, the use of antidepressants has grown common. Although designed to treat depression and other mood disorders, antidepressants may bring along certain side effects and risk factors. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Adderall Abuse

September 24, 2018

First off, what is Adderall? A combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, Adderall is primarily used to treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used for sleep disorders and certain forms of depression. As a nervous system stimulant, Adderall works by speeding up certain bodily processes. Physicians prescribe it to patients […]

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Tiger Woods Eagles Recovery as Addiction Brought Back His Winning Game

September 22, 2018

Tiger Woods and the Battle With Addiction It might seem odd to say that it may have been the drug addictions plaguing Tiger Woods that brought him back to his career limelight. If you have been through addiction treatment and recovery, it wouldn’t seem strange at all. For those yet to deal with the demon […]

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The Great Pretender

September 21, 2018

A suburban mother’s journey through trauma, addiction, and recovery “And all the while I feel like I’m standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up.” I remember watching Titanic as a kid, empathizing with Rose and her emotional turmoil. Growing up, I […]

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Personality Type and Drug Addiction: Are They Linked?

September 20, 2018

As far as substance abuse and addiction are concerned, it is clear that there is no single factor responsible. Individuals who struggle with drug addiction tend to have a variety of factors that contribute to increasing their susceptibility to substance abuse addiction. Both environmental and biological factors seem to play a role, exposure to drugs […]

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The Dangers of Underage Drinking

September 18, 2018

Alcohol can be just as addictive as any other substance. The big difference lies in the fact that it is legal for those over 21, and easily attainable whether you are of age or not. Drinking does not have an age limit, and adolescents are generally exposed to alcohol during their high school years. Teenagers […]

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