What Are The Most Addictive Drugs?

What Are The Most Addictive Drugs? While there are varying answers to the question, “What are the most addictive drugs?” many people will tell you that there are a handful of drugs that rank up there as drugs to never, ever try. Why? Because they are so addictive and quite deadly, to say the least. [...]

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Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It

Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It   Hiding addiction is very common. Throughout most of our lives, we encounter people every day that are struggling to hide their addictions and function normally. It’s sad when you think about it, and scary. What if it turns out that your doctor is hiding his [...]

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Aspects of Denial–the Many Faces of Addiction’s Core Symptom

Aspects of Denial--the Many Faces of Addiction's Core Symptom Aspects of denial ripple through an addicted person's life in various forms and some are well-disguised enough to be overlooked. Denial is a core characteristic of any addictive process, and in the most severe forms of an illness can be quite diverse in the way it [...]

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Consequences of Addiction—the Negative Impact of Substance Abuse

Consequences of Addiction—the Negative Impact of Substance Abuse The consequences of addiction are pervasive if substance abuse continues long enough. Eventually, there is no realm of our lives exempt from its negative impact. Typically, the consequences begin slowly and accumulate over time as a Substance Use Disorder progresses from mild to moderate and eventually severe. [...]

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What to Do When You Relapse

What to Do When You Relapse When you’re walking the road to recovery, sometimes a relapse occurs. It’s actually quite common. In fact, those in early recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction relapse at least once while they’re on their sobriety journey.  Just as addiction is a learned behavior, so is recovery. So, what do [...]

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Prescription Diet Pills–Addiction and Recovery

Prescription Diet Pills--Addiction and Recovery Prescription diet pills contain amphetamines and related chemicals which are frequently abused and are highly addictive. These chemicals have stimulating effects, boosting brain and nervous system activity, and among many other effects, suppressing appetite. They are available legally only by prescription and are considered by the DEA (the U.S. Drug [...]

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Why Do College Students Begin Abusing Prescriptions?

Why Do College Students Begin Abusing Prescriptions? The temptation for college students to drink or to use drugs can be pretty high. It's the first time they're away from home, and being in a new environment can increase their anxiety greatly. Some are more apt to try to cope with that anxiety by drinking or [...]

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Higher Income Brackets and Substance Problems

Higher Income Brackets and Substance Problems People in higher income brackets are, like the rest of us, vulnerable to substance problems, but their different financial situations can pose specific risks that people with lower incomes do not have. With that said, problematic substance use can be found among all demographic populations in our country--across race, [...]

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Lawyers with Substance Use Disorders–Finding Effective Solutions

Lawyers with Substance Use Disorders--Finding Effective Solutions Lawyers are almost twice as likely as people in other professions to have an alcohol problem. However, they are vulnerable to Substance Use of all types, and also at risk for co-occurring substance and mental health problems. For example, attorneys also have high rates of depression and anxiety. [...]

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Law Enforcement Professionals and Substance Problems

Law Enforcement Professionals and Substance Problems Law enforcement professionals have some of the highest stress jobs in our society. They must routinely manage potentially life-endangering threat and related stress. Even a good day at work has injurious and lethal threat crouching not too far in the background. At any moment on the job, things can [...]

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