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5 Surprising Ways Addiction Manifests Itself

The disease of addiction isn’t limited to drugs and alcohol. In fact, some addicts may find that when they get sober, they pick up a new vice. The reality is that there are many types Read More

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5 Things You Should Know About Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

Have you just discovered that your loved one is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction? You may feel helpless and unsure about where to turn. It’s critical that you educate yourself on the disease Read More

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Family Disease Of Addiction: The Three C’s

Watching your loved one struggle from the disease of addiction is painful for you, too. When your loved one suffers from addiction, the entire family can suffer. In many cases, you may find yourself enabling your Read More

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Trans-Theoretical Model Of Change | The Cycle Of Recovery

With so many drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, it can become hard to believe that people can and do actually recover from the disease of addiction. Let’s take a look at the cycle of recovery Read More

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I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Released, Unseen Footage

A new documentary about Heath Ledger will be shown at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The “I Am Heath Ledger” official movie trailer was released on what would have been the late actor’s 38th birthday. I Read More

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What Is Addiction: Definition of Drug Addiction & Alcoholism

What is addiction, anyway? Some of you may have heard that drug addiction and alcoholism is a disease, but few actually understand why. Let’s clear things up a little, shall we? Per The American Society Read More

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Study: Poor, Pregnant Addicts Judged Harshly By Society

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Unfortunately, this saying doesn’t seem to apply to pregnant addicts, who, according to a recent study, are judged much more harshly when Read More

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What Is The Cost Of Addiction In America Today?

We often cite the extensive cost of addiction and alcoholism on the blog here. Most of the time, we discuss it in terms of costs to our lives: broken relationships, damage to the body, and Read More

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Lisa Marie Presley Lands In Rehab After Divorce

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late superstar, Elvis Presley, has checked into a rehab facility in Los Angeles, CA after her separation from her husband of 10 years, Michael Lockwood. Lisa Marie Presley Goes To Read More

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Understanding Drug Addiction: Am I An Addict?

As human beings, we all have the potential to experience circumstances that all other human beings experience. In the realm of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other substance abuse dependencies, the potential susceptibility still holds true Read More

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New Brain Study Has Scientists Rethinking Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction – could it all be in your head? Technically speaking, yes, and not in the way scientists previously thought. New research findings by the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggest that opioid addiction could be Read More

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Tyler Tabor – A Life Lost : Drug Addict Dies In Jail (VIDEO)

Jail can be the unfortunate consequence of drug addiction, but it doesn’t have to be the final stop. A detox and inpatient rehabilitation at a certified medical treatment facility is crucial when it comes to recovery Read More

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4 Lies Addicts Tell Themselves That Prevent Long-term Recovery

Most addicts will get in the way of their own success in recovery based on the lies that they tell themselves. What if you or someone you loved could recover long-term if only they would Read More

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Rob Ford’s Death from Cancer More Acceptable than Addiction

Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto from 2010 – 2014, has died at the age of 46 after battling an aggressive cancer. While in office, Ford had became the subject of ridicule for his antics while in office Read More

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How Long Does It Take to Break An Addiction?

The truth is there isn’t a magical number. It can take anywhere from 18 days – 254 days to break a bad habit according to a 2010 UK study reported by TODAY Health. Now that Read More

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Susanne Johnson, Lead Advocate for Heroes in Recovery, Talks Addiction

Susanne Johnson is a lead advocate for Heroes in Recovery, which is an organization founded on the mission to help break the stigma of addiction and mental health issues.  She and other individuals commit to Read More

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Jennifer Gimenez Praised for Wisdom On Disease of Addiction

Jennifer Gimenez, who is best known for her television career and addiction expertise on former MTV show Sober House, was praised for the words she shared about the disease of addiction during a showing of Bravo’s Read More

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Heroin Vaccine Underway to Possibly Hit Human Trials Soon

With the heroin epidemic claiming lives and tearing loved ones apart as a result, a heroin vaccine may potentially be making its way to trials on humans, as long as it finds the funding.  A Read More

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‘Men, Women, and Children’ Movie Review: Addictive Behaviors Part 2

“Men, Women, and Children” was a recent film that debuted, showcasing how social changes display addictive behaviors among a wide variety of age groups.  If you missed the first part of the article, click here: Read More

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‘Men, Women, and Children’ Movie Review: Addictive Behaviors Part 1

A constant flow of the theme of addictive behaviors is clearly displayed throughout the recently released feature film “Men Women & Children” starring Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler. Warning! The following content contains spoilers for the feature Read More

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Pharmacy News: Fentanyl Patch Abuse Rising

It is well-known that opiates are heavily abused on a regular basis and that many people are addicted to them, but fentanyl patch abuse is rising significantly as well.  Particularly showing up more frequently in Read More

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Drug Abuse Definition: The Difference between Abuse and Addiction

Whether it’s brown-bagging liquor at work, or popping pills at a party, drug addiction and abuse can be hard to differentiate in today’s society. It can feel like all the people around us are using, Read More

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Signs Of Addiction: Drug Addiction Treatment

Using drugs and alcohol can lead to an addiction if abused long enough, but what are the signs of addiction that you should be looking out for? Understanding the signs of addiction and what it Read More

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Mental Health Issues: Top 5 Myths About Addiction

The stigma of addiction has produced a plethora of myths as it relates to many mental health issues like drug and alcohol abuse. These myths not only prevent addicts and alcoholics from seeking treatment, but Read More

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Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Mayor Rob Ford – Video

Rob Ford just can’t seem to catch his breath or a break. Recently Ford (@TOMayorFord) tweeted about daylight savings time and told his followers, “Daylight Saving Time starts this evening, turn your clocks back.” This probably Read More

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