Next Steps After Drug Addiction Rehab

After Drug Rehab… What Comes Next?

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It wasn’t long ago that addiction was believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease with addicts seen as sinners who were consciously selfish, whose actions and behaviors were self-serving. As a result, substance abuse was widely criminalized, which resulted in many individuals being thrown into prisons or insane asylums due to their […]

Free Rehabs vs. Luxury Rehabs

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

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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

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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 […]

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

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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 […]

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Frequently Asked Questions: Am I an Addict?

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Denial is a major component of addiction. Either because they’re unable or unwilling to accept the reality of a substance use problem, the majority of addicts deny whether they’re actually even addicted. Unfortunately, this means that a number of individuals in need of help are unable to receive it because they continue to believe they […]

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Getting Help For People Struggling With Drug Addiction

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There are countless diseases and afflictions in the world, some of which are physical and some are mental or emotional. Although each disease comes with its own set of effects that can have an extensive impact on one’s life, arguably the worst disease is that of addiction. When it comes to struggling with drug addiction, […]

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The Brain on Alcohol: Why Drinkers Are Forgetful

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When it comes to the physical health effects of alcoholism, traditionally, it’s the liver that gets much of the attention. Additionally, there’s been a surge of interest in identifying the biological factors, or the genetic markers, that distinguish those individuals who are particularly susceptible to the development of alcoholism from those who aren’t. However, a […]

The Difference Between Reckless Youth and Disease

Reckless Youths vs. Chronic Alcoholism

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What distinguishes a genuine alcoholic from a “hard drinker”, a “moderate drinker”, or someone who just “parties a little too much”? It’s not always easy to tell. After all, drinking is common across many cultures and recreational drinking is almost a rite of passage in American youth culture. It doesn’t seem reasonable to label someone […]