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Teen Marijuana Use: Causes and Effects


Despite recent legalization initiatives, studies of the effects on teen marijuana use are occasionally published, asserting that the drug is more toxic than most would believe. Additionally, it seems that younger populations are the most susceptible to any negative effects of marijuana, which is concerning due to the fact that adolescents and teens are still […]

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The Twelve Days of Sobriety


You’ve heard of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” so get ready for Drug Treatment Center Finder‘s “Twelve Days of Sobriety.” In light of the holidays, we have created our own recovery-themed interpretation of the famous Christmas carol. Instead of turtle doves and partridges in pear trees, our version includes working steps and second chances.  There […]

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War on Drugs: Marijuana’s Role in American History


When it comes to the war on drugs marijuana isn’t the obvious culprit. While Reagan made labeled the war on drugs on crack, it first started with weed. The United States has fought countless battles over the years. We fought England for independence in the Revolutionary War, we fought with ourselves over slavery in the […]

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Can’t Afford Drug Treatment? Don’t Freak Out


If the reason you haven’t gone into rehab is because you can’t afford drug treatment, then it’s time to stop making money be an obstacle to getting your life back. It is shocking at how costly it is to attend a drug treatment center or rehab facility. Some residential facilities ask for thousands of dollars […]

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Elderly Addicts: Substance Abuse Among Seniors Growing


Abuse of prescription drugs among the senior population is one of the fastest -growing health concerns in the US. Older adults also have been found to suffer from alcoholism at rapidly increasing rates. Yet despite the rapidity with which the number of senior men and women suffering from these disorders climbs, the issue remains overlooked by the vast […]

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Benadryl Relapse? Why It May (Or May Not) Be a Thing


I’ve heard a lot of questions asked by fellow addicts and alcoholics regarding certain aspects of recovery and sobriety – questions that, however sincere, I could deem nothing short of misguided. Most of these questions revolve around what exactly relapse entails, and how long one can dick around in the gray area before actually needing […]

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Sugar Addiction Is Not So Sweet


During the course of the past 10 years, scientists and addiction specialists across the nation have been carefully studying the affects of sugar on the brain after innumerable individuals have come forward claiming that they are addicted to sweets. The results have been somewhat shocking to many. Studies have shown that sugar very likely affects the […]

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8 Reasons Why Rehab Romances Fail


Starting a relationship while in drug rehab is equivalent to clipping the wings of a baby bird before attempting to teach it to fly. Entering an addiction treatment center for the first time can be terrifying – being forced to look at yourself in sober light for what may potentially be the first time in […]

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Addiction Recovery: There’s An App For That


Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon was concerned by the number of young people suffering from addiction but avoiding seeking treatment based on long-standing stigmas attached to chemical dependency. Several of the college students’ own close friends had experienced drug addiction and alcoholism – and despite having no personal experience with addiction himself, Brannon knew […]

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AA: America’s Favorite Cult?


Claiming that an organization that has unquestionably improved and saved innumerable lives is in any way a cult – a word with harshly derogatory connotations – will predictably stir up quite a bit of controversy amongst its members. Therefore, I will avoid stating outright that Alcoholics Anonymous is a cult; partially to avoid a wholly […]