5 Myths About Drug Rehab

5 Myths About Drug Rehab

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Modern addiction treatment has existed for decades, starting in the mid-20th century. Though, over time, rehab and rehab facilities have collected some myths in popular culture that aren’t based in fact. Dispelling some of these addiction myths is important if they might break down stigmas and misconceptions that could help people seek the treatment they […]

Open-Air Drug Markets

Why Open-Air Drug Markets are So Dangerous

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Open-air drug markets are areas of a city that are known to have extensive drug buying and selling exchanges. These markets are often in the inner-city in large metropolitan areas. They might be in buildings with security measures in place but they are often quite literally out in the open. Buyers can walk up to […]

The Dangerous Effects of Alcoholism

Brain on Alcohol: The Dangerous Effects of Alcoholism

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Everyone who watched TV in the 80s remembers the iconic “your brain on drugs” commercial. A stern and fatherly man cracks an egg onto a frying pan and says the signature phrase “This is your brain on drugs,” as the viscous raw egg sizzles. It’s a simple and memorable message. However, the ad’s strength is […]

Healthy Ways to Gain Weight After Cocaine Addiction

Healthy Ways to Gain Weight After Cocaine Addiction

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Cocaine addiction is a serious disease that can be difficult to overcome. However, even when you’ve had success in addiction treatment and you’ve reached a point of abstinence, your road to recovery isn’t over. There may be a variety of challenges to your relapse prevention plan on the horizon and it’s important to be ready […]

Alcohol Use and Anxiety

Can Alcohol Use Cause Anxiety?

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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, with an estimated 40 million adults aged 18 and older struggling with some form of anxiety disorder, which equates to about 18 percent of the country. Unfortunately, less than 40 percent of those […]

Xanax and sleep

Is Using Xanax to Sleep Safe?

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Anxiety and insomnia are among the most common disorders in the country, affecting between 40 and 50 million Americans. Because of the way that the anxiety disorders and sleep disorders can feed into each other, someone being kept awake all night by anxiety attacks, for example, many people will find themselves suffering from both at […]

Positive Thinking Against Drug Addiction

How Effective is Positive Thinking Against Drug Addiction?

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Positive thinking is in vogue. With self-help books, motivational speakers, and meditation apps touting the power of positive thinking, you may wonder if there’s something to the “can do” attitude. Does positive thinking really help you when it counts? Learning to think positively may be more important than you might think. Especially when you are […]

Why D.A.R.E. Didn’t Work

Why D.A.R.E. Didn’t Work

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Picture this: It’s the late 90s or mid-2000s. You just finished lunch and are heading back to your 6th-grade classroom. Once you open the door, you see a uniformed police officer standing at the front of the room. Everyone sits down and all eyes are on the officer. The officer then asks the class of […]

12-steps and harm reduction

The 12-Steps and Harm Reduction

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The United States is currently in the midst of an opioid crisis. The number of people addicted to opioids as well as other drugs or alcohol is on a steady incline. Although many people are still in active addiction, there are a number of proven and effective methods available to treat addiction like the 12-step […]

5 TV shows that misrepresent alcohol use

5 TV Shows That Misrepresent Alcohol Use

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Whether at the center of a show’s theme, or a casual prop to set a scene, alcohol plays a role in many TV shows, both old and new. From soap operas and sitcoms to detective series and reality shows, it seems as though alcohol use has become something we expect to see on our screens […]