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 […]

Dependence vs Drug Addiction

Dependence vs Drug Addiction: Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

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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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6 Stages of Change in Addiction Recovery

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Addiction is a unique disease. While it’s not a curable condition, addiction is treatable. Those who suffer from chemical dependency can overcome most of the effects of addiction to live a normal, healthy life.  To help treatment providers and therapists to better help patients suffering from addiction, alcoholism researchers Carlo C. DiClemente and J. O. Prochaska […]

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How to Get Addicted Employees Into Rehab

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The disease of addiction is unique compared to most other diseases. It’s neither entirely psychological nor entirely physical, but rather a combination of the two. With the disease of addiction attack an individual’s mind and body, it follows that the effects of addiction would be diverse and profound. In terms of the physical and health […]

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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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Is Detox Only for Physical Drug Withdrawal?

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Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. Individuals who begin experimenting with alcohol and drugs must continue that behavior for a prolonged time for addiction to set in. Moreover, there are frequently numerous other factors that contribute to the development of an addiction, including prior exposure to substance abuse such as having a parent with a substance abuse […]