Celebrity and Addiction–Is Fame Related to Substance Use?

Celebrity and Addiction--Is Fame Related to Substance Use? Celebrity, or fame, can be a difficult life to live. It seems ironic to those of us who are not famous, and who do not have the resources and privileges that fame can afford. However, within the inner circle of fame, things can be very difficult to [...]

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Workaholism and Addiction are Co-Occurring Problems for Many People

Workaholism and Addiction are Co-Occurring Problems for Many People Workaholism and addiction, and simply work and addiction, go hand in hand with many people. There are occupations that are extremely stressful every day, and others that have episodes of high stress periodically. Many in such occupations will turn to substances to manage stress. However, one [...]

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How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System? The topic of marijuana use comes up quite frequently due to its occurrence in the news the past several years. With medical marijuana being the hot topic, more people are inclined to think that using marijuana is all right. Perhaps they even want to try it for [...]

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Unemployment and Addiction – The Link, and where it can go from There

Unemployment and Addiction – The Link, and where it can go from There   Unemployment and addiction are undeniably linked, but why is this? Why do we so often associate addictions with people who don’t work, and who wind up homeless and in the streets? You might be surprised to find that the stereotype of [...]

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The Science of Addiction–What We Know About the Illness

The Science of Addiction--What We Know About the Illness For many years, we did not know there was a science of addiction. Historically, addiction was viewed as a moral failing and lack of willpower rather than an illness. And, although the American Medical Association declared alcoholism to be an illness in the 1950's, many have [...]

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What is the Annual Cost of Addiction?

What is the Annual Cost of Addiction? If you've ever been out for a night on the town, or perhaps at a recreational event, such as an amusement park, you've probably noticed that the cost of an alcoholic drink is outrageously high. Whether you're talking craft beer or fine wines, the annual cost of alcohol [...]

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Signs of Addiction – Common Things to be On the Lookout For

Signs of Addiction – Common Things to be On the Lookout For   We think that there are so many signs of addiction, but did you know that often, you can’t even tell when a person is struggling with a true addiction? In fact, you might be surprised to find that many times, those you [...]

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Power and Control Issues in Addiction

Power and Control Issues in Addiction Power and control issues can be all too common in addiction, addiction treatment and later recovery efforts. They come from various sources and manifest in multiple ways. One of the chief origins of power and control issues is the loss of control that occurs in a substance problem. However, [...]

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The Cycle of Addiction – Unless You Stop it, It Never Ends

The Cycle of Addiction – Unless You Stop it, It Never Ends   The cycle of addiction is a tough thing because we often don’t even realize that we’re in a cycle. When we think about addiction, we often believe that it’s just the way that things are. Many of us who haven’t directly dealt [...]

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8 Myths about Addicts – And the Facts That Most of Us Don’t Know

8 Myths about Addicts – And the Facts That Most of Us Don’t Know   There are lots of myths about addicts that seem to run rampant. For the friends and families of a person who struggles with an addiction, these myths can make the difference between having a solid, supportive relationship, and bailing. For [...]

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