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Types of Addiction

People are probably familiar with hearing about the opioid epidemic in the United States. With millions of people affected every year, this is a vital issue facing the country. However, there are millions of people struggling with alcohol, meth, heroin, and other drug addictions. In addition, when we think about what addiction looks like, we…

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate, Neither Should Addiction Treatment

Roughly 23 million  American adults will struggle with a substance use disorder at some point in their lives. That’s almost ten percent of the population! Sadly, of those 23 million people 75% reported not having received any help at all.    Some people grow out of their addictions, some are able to help themselves, and…

Meet Me in the Middle: Why The Working Class Is Overlooked When It Comes To Addiction

The opioid crisis continues to expand into suburbs and more affluent areas, and now we’ve started to hear the message that “addiction doesn’t discriminate.” The statement is meant to showcase that addiction can affect people regardless of economic status, to change the way we view those struggling with addiction.    On the one hand, this…

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Sober New Year’s

While the holidays are a great way to spend time with family members and loved ones, drinking and drug use is also prevalent at many celebrations and parties. Celebrating a sober New Year’s is tough because more men and women binge drink on New Year’s than any other holiday in the United States. Overall, 47%…

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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…