ADDICTION

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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The Scope of Addiction in Europe

International news media often focuses on the drug problem in North America. But what about the drug problem in Europe? IS there a drug problem in Europe? And if so, what are European countries doing to address the crisis? What do they need to do more?

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Ren in Drug overdoses
September 28, 2020

What Is the Average Age of Someone Who Dies from a Drug Overdose?

While there is no question that the United States is struggling with an addiction crisis of epic proportions, some of the more telling details of the crisis are not broadly discussed. For example, what could we learn by examining what age range of Americans is most likely to die from drug abuse?

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Ren in Drug-Related News
September 10, 2020

What is the Scope of Addiction in the World?

The drug epidemic that has swept across America is not just a problem in the States. When the camera lens is zoomed out to examine the planet as a whole, it becomes clear that the entire world struggles with a growing drug addiction emergency.

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Ren in Drug information
August 20, 2020

Opiate Addiction Surges in Suburban America

It's no mystery that drug and alcohol addiction statistics surged through the first two decades of the 21st-century. As the drug problem grew (mainly involving opiates), it began to affect demographics that previously had very minimal interactions with such substances. This is speaking of course of suburban, middle-class America, the new ground zero for America's addiction crisis.

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Ren in Addiction
December 11, 2019

Can We Please Quit Calling Excessive Use of Technology an Addiction?

There’s been a lot of talk about the addictive nature of tech, the internet, cell phones, and social media. From the Help Guide to Consumer Affairs and countless other publications, big media centers and online resources are beginning to report on the harmful effects and the addictive nature of tech, social media, and the internet.

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Jason Good in Success Story
July 11, 2019

An Open Letter to Mothers of Addicts

In 2007, my mother and father once again signed me up for a treatment center, in the hope that I would once and for all stop doing everything in my power to kill myself. It was their final attempt to keep them from having to bury their son. “This is the last one,” my dad told my mother.

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Ren in Dealing with Addiction
June 13, 2019

How to Know if You Have a Drug Problem

Drug addiction is a complicated affliction. There is no denying that. And now that drug addiction issues have expanded to include an entire range of pharmaceutical substances, this evolution of the drug scene has complicated the issue even further.

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Karen in Drug-Related News
February 26, 2019

Increase in Pet Painkiller Prescriptions Could Indicate More Owner Misuse

Because of a significant increase in painkiller prescriptions to pet owners, veterinarians are being warned to watch for some owners who might be consuming these drugs instead of giving them to their pets.

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Ren in Recovery
December 27, 2018

Is There Such a Thing as an Addiction That Can’t Be Treated?

If you have suffered from addiction or if you have had a family member or loved one who bore the struggle of dependency to addictive substances, you know the sheer severity of such an affliction and what it means to struggle with habits like these.

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