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Am I an Alcoholic

Am I an Alcoholic? An Alcoholic Quiz Can Help You Find Out Every year, about 95,000 deaths in the United States can be attributed to excessive alcohol use. 1 It is estimated that there are roughly 14 million adults over the age of 18 in the US that suffer from alcohol...

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What Are Healthy Alternatives to Drug Use?

The most challenging aspect of recovery is maintaining sobriety after addiction treatment. In social situations or to unwind after a hard day, many people will turn to alcohol or drugs to relax or unwind.  You can still feel good and not risk your recovery by...

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How Do Drugs Negatively Affect Society?

Drugs drag America backward. More than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2019, including from misused prescriptions. That's nearly double the rate of deaths in 2010.  Few people would dispute that drugs negatively affect society. But the sheer number of...

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5 Examples of some Addictive Behaviors

Addiction is something that can be difficult to notice at first glance. When someone in our lives is going down a difficult path or shows addictive behaviors, our minds have a funny way of ignoring or deflecting the warning signs until it's a little too late. ...

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The Dangers of Peer Pressure in Addiction: Everything to Know

Teenage years are some of the biggest years for your overall development as a person. The scary part of that is that over 90% of teens say they've experienced peer pressure, and 28% say their social status was boosted because they gave in. This means that your peers...

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What Is a 12-Step Sponsor? Everything to Know

If you’re recovering from addictions, you’re probably considering joining a 12-step program. And there are many benefits of doing so — sobriety rates double for those who attend 12-step and AA meetings compared to those who don’t. 12-step meetings offer many tools and...

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Commonly Abused Stimulants

Nearly 21 million Americans have at least one addiction. Yet, a shockingly low percentage of people receive treatment for it. Studies show that stimulant overdoses are rising, especially because stimulants are being mixed with other drugs.  Being familiar with...

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The Risks of Mixing Alcohol and Benzodiazepines

It’s not uncommon for people to drink alcohol to have a more enjoyable time. Under some circumstances, individuals may even choose to consume drugs to enhance this feeling further. However, there are significant risks associated with mixing alcohol and...

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