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Alcohol Abuse Statistics to Make You Stop Beating Yourself Up

If you suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD), the most important alcohol abuse statistics to remember is that there are 15 million other people who have the same disorder. You, my friend, are not alone. Put away the shame and feelings of embarrassment that are keeping you feeling isolated and alone, and start your recovery …

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The Role of the Substance Abuse Professional in Your Recovery

One of the most important factors in your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is the level of care provided by your substance abuse professional. Consequently, a substance abuse professional has many names and plays various roles in the recovery of those seeking treatment for substance use disorder.What Is a Substance Abuse Professional?This title describes someone …

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Substance Abuse Preventions: Spotting the Signs of Mental Illness

Substance Abuse PreventionsSubstance abuse preventions typically begin in the home. That’s to say, children who see parents or other caretakers commonly using drugs are more likely to begin using drugs themselves. This is referred to as a risk factor for addiction. Unfortunately, thousands of parents in this country self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. As a result, their …

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How Can I Stop Drinking? Using the Resources You Have Available

Asking yourself, “How can I stop drinking?” If so, you’re already well on your way to recovery. The most difficult step in alcohol recovery is to realize that you have a problem that’s out of your control. The best way to recover from alcohol use disorder is to seek professional treatment at an accredited drug …

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Drug Facts You Should Know

Drug Facts You Should KnowWhether you’re a parent, a teacher, a spouse, or a concerned friend, there are drug facts you should know if you suspect someone close to you has a substance use disorder. With today’s emphasis on the opioid epidemic, much of the drug information that’s readily available focuses on prescription painkillers and …

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Clear Signs of Drug Use That Often Accompany Mental Illness

Clear Signs of Drug UseMore than 43 million people experience some form of mental illness in a given year in this country. Whether it’s a mild form of anxiety or the severe onset of schizophrenia, mental disorders regularly affect a large portion of the country’s population. Unfortunately, not everyone who is ill seeks professional treatment for mental illness — …

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

COVID-19, Addiction, and Your Physical HealthA few months ago, the world discovered the novel coronavirus, called COVID-19. As thousands of people across the globe began to be affected by this sweeping pandemic, it also drew attention to how important your overall health is in a crisis like this. People with substance use disorder are at …

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

Epidemic vs. PandemicUnlike coronavirus, addiction is a disease that isn’t contagious. Unfortunately, addiction also doesn’t have a cure, which is why treatment is essential to prevent relapses like any other chronic illness. With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world at a rapid pace, you may wonder what the difference is between an epidemic vs. …

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