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What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs


My Name Is Fiona, and I’m an Addict It took me far too long to say those words. It took me even longer to mean them. My road to recovery from substance abuse began the first time I made myself vomit. See, before I could imagine getting better, I had to get worse. Growing up, […]


8 Reasons Why Dating 12-Step Newcomers Is a Terrible Idea


The recovery journey is an incredibly emotional time. While in active addiction, people often numb themselves or dilute their emotions with alcohol and drugs; therefore, early recovery often involves a flood of emotions that may take a while to stabilize. In fact, it can take months or even years to find one’s emotional equilibrium. However, […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Gender-Specific Rehab


Nobody ever intends to become an addict. In fact, many substance abusers continue to believe they’ll be able to stop their consumption behavior before they become fully addicted. However, the point of no return quickly comes and goes as substance abusers become full-blown addicts. Fortunately, addiction is a treatable illness with addicts having a number […]

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Binge Drinking: What It Is & Why It’s a Problem


There are many substances to which a person might become addicted. They range from the legal to the illegal with there even being a couple that lie somewhere in between such as marijuana and prescription drugs. Additionally, there are a number of behaviors that have been found to be quite addictive and wield the potential […]

Free Rehabs vs. Luxury Rehabs

Free Rehabs vs. Luxury Rehabs: What’s the Difference?


The disease of addiction is a very complicated affliction, especially when compared to other diseases. It’s neither a physical nor a psychological disease, but rather somewhere in between. It is also a disease that affects an individual’s family nearly as much as the addict him or herself, which is why it’s often referred to as […]

How Alcohol Abuse Can Kill Your Love Life

10 Reasons Why Being an Alcoholic Will Kill Your Game


There are many couples who met during college at this party or that bar, married within a few years of dating, and have since had a beautiful relationship with a couple kids as proof of the pudding. Alcohol might relax individuals with social anxiety and make even the shyest guys less inhibited, alcohol can also […]

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Marijuana Legalization: What the Debate Is Missing


It is only in the last few decades that we have even begun to tackle the concept of addiction. Prior to our deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, it was a long-held belief that those who suffered from this plight were handicapped in some way. Whether they were believed to be of low moral […]

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

How Alcohol Affects the Brain


There are many substances to which a person can become addicted. Of the many substances to which a person could become physically and psychologically dependent, alcohol is widely considered to be the original addiction. Our history with alcohol can be traced back several thousands of years and includes times when it was more acceptable to drink […]

Dependence vs Drug Addiction

Dependence vs Drug Addiction: Do I Need Addiction Treatment?


Addiction is a very complicated, almost enigmatic disease that we’re only recently beginning to understand. It wasn’t too long ago that the consensus was that addicts were simply being willfully selfish and self-destructive. In short, they were merely being bad people and having a problem with alcohol or drugs was seen as a moral affliction. […]

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Basic, Better, and Best Treatment for Addiction: Know the Difference


Finding the best treatment for addiction can be difficult. Drug Treatment Center Finder has the resources to help you find the best drug or alcohol drug rehab to help you toward recovery. To learn more about treatment for addiction, read the article below.  The development of an addiction robs even the most good-natured and honest […]