PTSD and Addiction

How PTSD and Addiction Are Related


Comorbidity (two diseases occurring at once) is incredibly common with substance abuse. In fact, studies have shown that individuals with mental health disorders were twice as likely to have a substance abuse problem than individuals without such disorders. In that same vein, persons with substance use disorders were also twice as likely to have a […]

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Alcoholics of Different Shapes and Sizes


When you find an alcohol rehab, one of the most important things you must do is find the rehab that provides the right alcohol addiction treatment you need. Even though they each suffer from some form of alcohol use disorder, there are different types of alcoholics. Each kind will require different styles of alcohol addiction […]

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21 Shocking Prescription Drug Abuse Facts


For many, the phrase “drug abuse” brings to mind images of highly illegal substances being sold and used in back alleys and club restrooms. However, many would be surprised to find that one of the most dangerous drug problems we face today is that of prescription drug addiction. Over the last several years, there has […]

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12 Tips for How to Counsel a Drug Addict


One of the most painful and confusing experiences a person can go through is finding out a loved one is caught up in substance abuse and addiction. Once the addiction is known, the question goes from “What is going on?” to “Where do we go from here?” In attempting to answer that question, people tend […]

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How to Identify the Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse and Addiction


According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2013, more than 22 million Americans needed treatment for substance and alcohol abuse that year. However, only 2.5 million actually received treatment for their addiction. That means that nearly nine percent of Americans are experiencing addiction, but too few are receiving the […]

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The 12 Best Rehab Centers in Florida


Addiction is a tough disease to overcome alone, which is why many people turn to rehabilitation facilities for help with their recovery process. Finding the right drug or alcohol rehabilitation center is vital in maintaining lasting sobriety, but sometimes it’s hard to know which one might be a good fit as there is an overwhelming […]

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5 Stages of Addiction – What You Need to Know


Today, over 40 million people in the United States older than 12 years of age are grappling with addiction to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. With overdoses on the rise and a growing opioid epidemic affecting millions around the country, it’s more important than ever to be able to spot and treat substance abuse early on. […]

Post-Addiction Weight Gain

The Best Diet to Combat Post-Addiction Weight Gain


Weight gain during recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction can be a significant source of stress and suffering on individuals who have overcome addiction. Almost 65 percent of people gain weight after going through rehab for drug or alcohol addiction while 20 percent of people who have overcome their drug or alcohol addiction become […]

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Rehab Success Rates: Does Rehab Really Work?


When facing the overwhelming crisis of drug or alcohol addiction, whether as a family member or as an addict, one of the most common questions is if rehab really works. It feels like an extreme step, and many are unwilling to make that step unless they have some guarantee of results. In the United States […]

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How to Help Your Teen Battle Addiction


When I held my infant daughter in my arms, I envisioned a beautiful future for her. I had dreams of all that she could and would do, of how great her life would be, and how I couldn’t wait to see who she’d become. We parents know, though, that as time passes, we don’t get […]