DRUG ADDICTION

Julie in Drug Addiction
February 17, 2022

Ten Signs It’s Time to Get Addiction Help Right Away

If you are unsure whether you or someone you love needs help for their addiction, here are some common signs that it is time to get professional help as soon as possible.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Addiction
February 7, 2022

The Tangled Relationship Between Addiction and Trauma

For many people, experiencing trauma such as sexual, physical, emotional abuse or severe loss sets them on a path toward substance abuse and addiction. Understanding this can enable you to help a person who is using drugs and may be starting on that path.

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Julie in Drug Addiction
June 16, 2021

When It Comes to Addiction, the Words We Say, Matter

Words have power; they can inspire and heal, or they can hurt and destroy, so let's chose our words wisely.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
May 31, 2021

Drugs Can Kill in Many Ways

Drug overdoses grab headlines and, as a result, the public mind. A great deal of focus is directed at overdoses, mostly because they have skyrocketed in the last two decades. However, there are many other ways that drugs can kill.

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Julie in Drug Addiction
January 28, 2021

Why Living in Active Addiction is Basically “Survival Mode” & How to Get Out

There is nothing wrong with living in survival mode from time to time, like anything else it has its purpose. Survival mode helps us get through difficult situations, it helps us “survive” through trying times.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
November 26, 2020

Stigma Makes Addiction Treatment Difficult For Many

Addiction in America will not be resolved until we break away from stigma and start looking at addicts as people worthy of help.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
September 12, 2020

Why Those Needing Drug Rehab During Pandemic May Suffer from Neglect

How has COVID-19 affected Americans seeking drug or alcohol rehab? This pandemic has made life difficult for ALL Americans. But for those who need drug rehab to protect their very existence, it has been far worse.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Addiction
July 9, 2020

Why Does a Person Start Using Drugs? Why Do They Continue?

What's the real reason people start using drugs, then keep taking them? We asked people who had become trapped in addiction and then found their way out.

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Ren in Drug Addiction
February 12, 2020

As Jobs are Lost, Addiction Statistics Soar

People turn to drugs and alcohol for many different reasons. For as many people that there are who are addicted, there are just as many reasons why those people use substances. Addicts are unique individuals. Each one will have his or her story of why they began using addictive substances.

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Karen Hadley in Drug Addiction
February 9, 2020

Is it True When Drug Users Say, “I’m Only Hurting Myself”?

This is a line many families hear when they beg their addicted loved ones to accept their offer of rehab: “Leave me alone. I’m only hurting myself.” While every family member knows this not to be true, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to convince the drug user of this fact.

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