Archive for Addiction

How to Help Someone Dealing With Addiction

help someone with addiction

Knowing someone who has an addiction is not uncommon, but knowing the best way to help a loved one with an addiction can be confusing and even scary. When someone has an addiction, it can affect every aspect of their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. You will inevitably be concerned […]

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What Is the Opioid Crisis?

what is the opioid crisis

The news is full of stories about how more and more people are becoming addicted to opioids each year, but just what is the opioid crisis? Why is it such a big deal? And how did the opioid epidemic start at all? Knowing the who, what, when and why of this crisis is the first […]

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What Is Substance Addiction?

What Is Substance Addiction

Substance Addiction — these two words describe a life ensnared by a horrifying disease. What begins as curiosity or perhaps a coping mechanism to deal with life’s troubles can quickly escalate to a disorder where you return to drugs or alcohol over and over again. Even when the substance hurts you and your closest relationships, […]

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Is Addiction Genetic?

is addiction genetic

Yes — addiction has a genetic component. In fact, at least half of the factors that make people prone to addiction appear to be linked to genetics. Yet addiction is a complex disorder, which makes the truth more complicated. The exact circumstances that lead to developing a Substance Addiction vary from person to person. Besides genetics, social […]

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What Is a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

what is a high-functioning alcoholic

Alcohol is an accepted part of our culture. From wine clubs to craft breweries to brunch with mimosas, everywhere you turn, there are tons of opportunities to drink without anyone blinking an eye or raising an eyebrow. Maybe that’s why it’s so easy for some alcoholics to hide in plain sight. High-functioning alcoholics are those […]

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