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Top 10 Most Abused Prescription Drugs

September 16, 2018
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There is a nationwide epidemic of drug addiction taking place in the United States. More people are overdosing and dying from prescription narcotics. Younger and younger teens are abusing drugs that they find in their parent’s medicine cabinets or that they are getting from their friends on […]

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trauma, addiction, hurt

The Link Between Trauma and Addiction

June 10, 2016
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There is an important and undeniable link between trauma and addiction. Does trauma cause addiction? Does a lifestyle of addiction invite or make more likely traumatic experiences? Perhaps trauma and addiction is somewhat like the chicken and the egg: We’re not sure what comes first but we […]

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What Is The Disease Model Of Addiction?

September 23, 2014
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There is much controversy surrounding the idea that drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases. While the medical community classified alcoholism as a disease, specifically a “treatable disease”, in 1956 in a vote by the American Medical Association, the debate over whether addiction and alcoholism are diseases or rather […]

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Substance Abuse & Mental Health: The Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders

September 3, 2014
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Substance abuse or addiction is a difficult illness to overcome. The literature in 12 Step fellowships refer to the disease of addiction or alcoholism as “cunning, baffling, and powerful” and anyone that has suffered from drug addiction can certainly concede that statement is accurate.

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