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Many people decide to get clean only after they hit rock bottom. And the first, most important, step on their journey to recovery is to admit they can’t control or manage their addiction and to ask for help. While this is a defining step in the recovery...

Having a beer or a glass of wine by yourself, in front of the TV isn’t alarming. For many people, it is a usual way to unwind after a long week. But for others, drinking alone is a sign of something bigger. Alcohol addiction is...

Healthcare professionals often have demanding jobs and face great challenges at work. They are saving lives, after all. Most know when they need help with a substance abuse issue but often do not seek help. A common reason is the lack of specific treatment programs...

Marijuana or weed is one of the most intriguing and controversial psychoactive drugs. After the legalization of weed in many US states, the marijuana menace has increased, simply because it is legal and many people are curious to try it. Marijuana is addictive and one of...

Addictions or substance abuse disorders are a diverse set of common, complex diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. The environmental factors that predispose to substance abuse are well known, but the question is whether genetics plays a role as well. It is becoming evident...

There are many causes of chronic pain - injury, accident, or illness. One of the biggest healthcare crisis of our times is the opioid abuse crisis. Opioids are typically prescribed for severe and/or chronic pain, to which the patient ultimately develops tolerance and becomes addicted....

For many people with addiction issues, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with daily triggers and pressures. These pressures can further trigger ineffective behaviors and responses, such as going back to the same substance and risking relapse. Here are some simple yet highly effective tips to...