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Chemical Dependency

  • Cocaine Addiction and Brain Chemistry

    Repeated use of dangerous and addictive stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, often causes a powerful physical and mental dependency that can be difficult to overcome without attending an inpatient rehab program. Recently,…

  • Worldwide Drug Abuse

    Many of the articles we read and the studies we observe are discussing drug and alcohol abuse in the United States.  However, drug and alcohol abuse is a problem that is occurring…

  • Teenage Drug Use

    Increased Drug Use Among Teens

    Numerous studies indicate an alarming trend of drug abuse increasing amongst younger and younger individuals.  Certain social problems amongst younger populations have been decreasing and improving, however, drug and alcohol abuse remains…

  • Denial and Substance Abuse

    Many people often hear the term “denial” or the phrase “being in denial” when discussing an individual with a substance abuse issue.  Many individuals who have been abusing drugs or alcohol for…

  • Ecstasy Addiction

    Ecstasy use has increased in recent years and is considered a fairly new street drug; however, the consequences of ecstasy abuse are very severe.  Deaths from ecstasy can occur due to overdose,…

  • Treating Chemical Dependency

    Chemical dependency is a term used to describe the condition of individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol. Essentially, chemical dependency is the compulsive use of chemicals (drugs or alcohol) and the inability…

  • Increasing Abuse of Prescription Drugs

    Abuse of prescription painkillers in the United States increased 400 percent between 1998 and 2008, according to a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the…

  • How to Prevent a Relapse

    Many individuals who have sought drug and alcohol treatment, done the work, and made the change then are often left wondering how to maintain it. How can you recognize when a relapse…

  • Dual Diagnosis and Chemical Dependency

    Sometimes, drug or alcohol dependency occurs alongside a secondary mental health condition. In these specialized situations, known as “dual diagnosis” cases, chemically dependent individuals need experienced, professional addiction recovery experts that can…