Category: Advice

Articles looking at options when people are struggling with distancing themselves from drugs or alcohol.

13 Reasons Why Dating A Drug Addict is Danger

Dating is hard enough as it is. According to Pew Research Center, about 50% of Americans think dating is harder now than a decade ago. Of these people, 21% think it's because of increased risk, including physical risk and the risk of getting lied to or scammed. Others sighted technology, changing societal expectations, morals, gender roles, […]

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8 Signs of Functioning Addict - How to Identify

They might become defensive or dismissive, insisting that they have everything under control. They may also go to great lengths to keep their addiction hidden

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How to Prevent Drug Abuse

Drug abuse can happen to anyone. Contrary to the common misconception, it does not discriminate based on gender, age, socioeconomic status, or other demographic factors. Any person, including those with the strongest willpower and moral principles, can fall victim to drug abuse under certain circumstances. Therefore, it's imperative to take proactive measures to prevent drug […]

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Why an Addict Can’t Love You

In the intricate web of human relationships, the interplay between love and addiction emerges as a profoundly complex and often misunderstood dynamic. At the heart of countless families and partnerships, addiction casts long shadows, challenging our notions of love, commitment, and mutual support. This blog post seeks to delve into the nuanced relationship between addiction […]

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Breaking the Cycle: Overcoming the Worst Relapse Triggers

There is always a risk of relapse after alcohol or drug addiction treatment. According to NIDA, about 40 to 60% of people relapse within the first year of recovery. That's because substance use alters the structure and function of the brain, and these effects persist well beyond when sobriety is first obtained. But the good […]

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When do I give up on my Drug Addict Son?

Table of Contents: Facing the reality of having a drug addict son is an ordeal fraught with heartache, confusion, and relentless hope for a turnaround. Many parents find themselves in this harrowing situation, oscillating between the fierce desire to help their child and the crushing weight of despair when efforts seem fruitless. The question "when […]

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Choosing the Right Teen Drug Rehab Center: A Guide for Parents

Table of Contents: In the journey of parenthood, witnessing your teenager struggle with drug addiction is profoundly distressing. The path to recovery is intricate, demanding a thoughtful decision when selecting a teen drug rehab center. The importance of this choice cannot be overstated, as the right environment can significantly alter the course of your teenager's […]

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How Pain Management Can Lead to Opioid Addiction

Pain management is one of the most significant healthcare crises in the US, with nearly 50% of Americans visiting physicians with a primary complaint of pain each year. It can be acute and short-lived or chronic when it lasts for months or years. Pain can affect a person's quality of life and make it hard to work.   […]

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Stress, Burnout, and the Path to Substance Abuse

Stress is a normal part of life and can serve a useful purpose. It can motivate you to run the last mile of a marathon or get that promotion at work. But if you don’t get a hold of your level of stress and it becomes long-term, it can seriously affect your family life, job, […]

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Digital Detox: Combating the Addictive Nature of Screen Time

At present, there are 5.3 billion internet users and 5.25 billion smartphone owners worldwide. These are just two examples of the widespread adoption of digital technology, which has become an integral part of our daily lives. While the internet and smartphones have brought about many benefits, they also have a dark side: digital dependency. Technology is well-integrated into modern […]

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