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A Home of an Addict

Posted on March 30, 2017 in Addiction

5 Hard Truths to Accept When Living with an Addict

If you’re living with a drug addict partner you probably have more than a few horror stories to share. Your life has undoubtedly been filled with stress and uncertainty, as you’ve been forced to watch someone you cherish spiral downward into the depths of oblivion.

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Drunk Driving Statistics and Facts

Posted on March 29, 2017 in Alcoholism

5 Eye Opening Statistics on Drunk Driving

When revealed to the general public, the statistics on drunk driving never fail to elicit surprise and dismay. The numbers tell a story of death, mayhem and irresponsible behavior that undercuts the belief our country has gotten a handle on its drunk driving problem.

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New Sober Hobbies for Recovery

Posted on March 27, 2017 in Recovery

Best Hobbies to Help Addicts Stay Sober

Life after recovery from addiction can feel as if you’ve stepped into someone else’s world. Drug use is a habit that requires the user to formulate his or her entire lifestyle based on acquiring, using and recovering from drugs. Once you’ve broken free from the grip of addiction, you need to reinvent your lifestyle around healthy hobbies that will help you stay on the sober track. Here are some of the best hobbies to help recovering addicts stay sober.

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Alcoholism and Heavy Drinking in LGBT

Posted on March 25, 2017 in Alcoholism

5 Tips How Millennials Can Leave Their Binge Drinking College Days Behind Them

More than nine out of every 10 drinks consumed by Americans under the age of 21 is during a binge, and college students are especially likely to drink alcohol in binges. Binge drinking can lead to accidental injuries, alcohol poisoning and, over time, problems such as liver disease. The first step to avoiding these consequences is telling yourself “I want to stop binge drinking,” but if you’re a millennial fresh out of college, how do you actually achieve your goal? Here are five key tips.

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Map of US Drug Abuse

Posted on March 24, 2017 in Drug Abuse

5 Cities With the Worst Substance Abuse Problem

If you take a look at national substance abuse statistics by city, it’s evident that some regions suffer from bigger drug problems than others. In particular, states such as Maryland and Louisiana are not only home to cities with major drug problems, but they also have seen dramatic increases in drug use in recent years. If you live in or are traveling through any of these five cities, stay safe and steer clear of any known drug areas.

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Three Beers

Posted on March 22, 2017 in Alcoholism

Can You Get Addicted to Beer?

There are plenty of myths about alcohol and alcoholism, and many of them have been thoroughly debunked. However, the idea that “beer addiction” is somehow not alcoholism, or that you can’t be an alcoholic if you only drink beer, seems to endure.

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what is excessive drinking

Posted on March 20, 2017 in Alcoholism

At-Risk Drinking: Excessive Drinking Defined by the NIAAA

What is excessive drinking? If you follow public health discussions on the risks of alcohol consumption, or have simply seen headlines addressing the topic, you may be asking yourself what is considered “excessive drinking.” In the U.S., the guidelines used to define this dangerous pattern of alcohol intake — also known as heavy drinking — come largely from a federal agency called the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA.

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bath salts related deaths

Posted on March 19, 2017 in Addiction

Are Bath Salts Addictive?

Since bath salts hit the streets, the number of bath salts related deaths has been on the rise. In 2011 alone, more than 20,000 emergency room cases involved bath salts. The most common effects of using bath salts include psychosis, suicidal thoughts, heart and circulation problems, depression and death.

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drugs like Adderall and Ritalin

Posted on March 18, 2017 in Addiction

Are There Drugs Like Adderall and Ritalin That Are Not Addictive?

Adderall and Ritalin are two of the most widely prescribed medications for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Both of these medications contain strong, potentially addictive prescription stimulants as their active ingredients. If you want to avoid stimulant use, you may wonder if you have any non-addictive alternatives to drugs like Adderall and Ritalin. The answer is yes, although these alternatives do not work in the same way as addictive stimulants.

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