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Category: Addiction Studies

What Addiction Does to the Family

There’s a misconception running rampant in our society; one that says addiction is a choice, and thus only affects the amoral subsect of our communities. This societal belief leads hundreds of thousands to suffer in silence, for no other reason than to avoid the shame and stigmatization. Others living with...

Why Your Dog Hates You When You’re Drunk

Your dog is watching. He doesn’t like what he sees. Getting drunk- the great American pastime. We have serious problem with booze in this country- in 2012 we drank 6.3 billion gallons of beer alone. On top of that, more than half of U.S. adults 18 years of age and...

Top 5 Tips: What to Do with Yourself After Rehab

You’ve gone through all the steps: survived detox (looking back, was it really that bad?), aced rehab, completed outpatient treatment, and are dutifully continuing therapy (riiiight?)- so what now? Many people fall prey to depression after rehabilitation because of loneliness, boredom, and an acute sense of emptiness stemming from lack...

Heroin’s Tragic Transformation: From Miracle Medicine to Global Addiction Epidemic

In October I wrote about America’s long history with addiction, opium, and its derivatives. You can read about it in my blog post ‘Did America Ever Shake Its Opium Addiction?’ In that piece I touch briefly on the fact that heroin, one of the most well-known illegal products of the...

5 Heartwarming Stories of Addiction & Recovery: Happy Holidays, Never Give Up! You Are Recovery

Happy Holidays to you and your precious family. By reading our blog, whether you’re a first timer or a longterm veteran, we cherish you as part of our own recovery family. Although we’ve never met you face to face, you give us hope to continue our work to help as...

5 Unexpected Ways Addiction Changes Your Life Forever

We know that addiction devastates lives, families, and communities. We know that it causes detrimental damage to our physical, mental and emotional health. We even know that it is a disease; a disorder which requires treatment and understanding rather than scorn and punishment. But what about the effects we don’t...

Man Goes to Jail on Purpose to Beat Crack Addiction. The Result? You Won’t Believe the Outcome

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau sought salvation in a prison in Canada to fight off his miserable addiction to crack cocaine. The problem? Law enforcement wouldn’t arrest him, nor allow him to willfully enter prison. What’s a guy bent on going to prison to do? Commit a crime of course, and that’s exactly...

5 Reasons Your Friends Dumped You After Getting Sober

One of the unfortunate yet seemingly unavoidable side effects of addiction recovery and sober living is that eventually you will reach an impasse: a moment where you must separate yourself from the life you used to lead and begin anew. Ideally, this new journey of enlightenment and wisdom would be...

7 Obvious Signs of Addiction You’re Probably Overlooking

Recognizing early symptoms of substance abuse can be key to preventing tragedy. Understanding the signs of addiction can be the key to early intervention and prevention of the serious side effects which occur with prolonged substance abuse. However, early symptoms of substance abuse can be easy to overlook or excuse;...

3 Things a Drug Rehab Will Never Disclose and Why You Don’t Want Them To

Worried about going to rehabilitation because you don’t want to jeopardize your job, your place of residence, or reputation? You don’t have to be! HIPAA laws prevent rehabilitation centers (and any medical office for that matter) to disclose your personal information to family members, relatives, or your employer. It’s illegal...

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