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Myths About Drugs

Substance abuse disorders and addiction impact more than 23 million Americans annually, making addiction an epidemic. Unlike certain conditions like infections, addiction is a chronic and incurable condition. While some myths about drugs include things like you can’t get addicted from just one use, the truth is that all psychoactive substances can lead to physical…

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How to have a Sober Thanksgiving

Sober Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is often a time of reflection and celebration that brings families and friends together. For some, however, Thanksgiving can also be a trigger for addiction relapse. This is especially true if an addict is surrounded by people who regularly drink alcohol during the holiday. It becomes difficult to experience a sober Thanksgiving.…

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Signs Of Addiction

Sometimes people confuse signs of addiction with drug tolerance or drug dependence. In fact, there is even debate within the medical community about how these terms are used. Some professionals use drug addiction and drug dependence interchangeably. However, these terms have different meanings. Regardless of whether you are struggling with addiction or dependence, it’s important…