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Dependency

  • Are You Addicted to Food?

    Food addiction is a condition that many people find difficult to understand.  Many people have unhealthy eating habits and difficulties with food, but it can be tricky to determine whether an individual…

  • 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…

  • Exercise as a Key to Recovery

    Exercise is a very crucial component for an individual recovering from any sort of alcohol or drug abuse.  Years of dependency on drugs and alcohol severely diminish your physical state and health,…

  • Plastic Surgery Addiction

    Plastic surgery addiction is a term that is fairly new in the treatment world’s vocabulary.  Plastic surgery has only been around for a small number of decades, and in the short amount…

  • 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…

  • High Functioning Alcoholics

    Many of us have heard of and used the term “high-functioning alcoholic” from time to time.  What is considered a high functioning alcoholic? The term can be loosely defined, but most of…

  • Marijuana Addiction and Treatment

    Cannabis (or more commonly known as marijuana, weed, or pot) is a very popular and prevalent drug in the United States. It is even legal for medicinal purposes in some states; however,…

  • Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse

    Anxiety disorders are a serious medical condition that often co-occurs with substance abuse disorders.  All different types of anxiety disorders affect approximately 19 million Americans.  The most common type, GAD (Generalized Anxiety…

  • 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,…

  • 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…