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What Are Gateway Drugs?

You’ve probably heard the term gateway drug before. But what are gateway drugs? Are they really as dangerous as many people would have you think? Below, we will answer the question, “What are gateway drugs.” We’ll also explore how you can get professional help for an addiction to gateway drugs or any type of illicit…

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Is There a Definition of Sobriety?

The goal of all addiction recovery is sobriety. Yet this can look different for each person as every individual in recovery has to determine their own path towards healing. So what is the definition of sobriety? Many people think sobriety means total abstinence from using drugs or alcohol. Others believe in control and moderation. Because…

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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

Many people who suffer from alcoholism get a DUI, but it’s not always the case. Whether you’ve had a DUI or not, you may be curious about what happens when you get a DUI. One DUI can drastically change your life. If you’re struggling with a dependence to alcohol, it’s much better to get help…

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Significant Alcoholism Signs

Nearly all adults drink. Whether it’s a few beers at a Friday night party, a cocktail, or glass of champagne at a wedding, or some wine after a long day at work, alcohol is a common beverage. Because alcohol is so socially acceptable and easy to get, it can be easily abused leading individuals to…

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My Family Problems with Addiction

Having a loved one who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol is extremely difficult for everyone involved. Whether it’s your child, spouse, or parent, you can see how drug or alcohol abuse causes family problems with addiction. Addiction can cause strain between family members in several ways. Sometimes, family members can contribute to the…

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How to Deal with Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

Drug withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person depending on several factors such as what drug is abused. But no matter what drug is abused, individuals experience withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to quit or fail to use as frequently as their addicted system needs or in a large enough amount. When these symptoms appear,…

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How Hard Is It to Quit Drinking?

For decades, alcohol has remained one of the most widely abused substances throughout the United States. The pervasiveness of alcohol makes it incredibly difficult to get away from once an addiction has set in. Alcohol is a feature of nearly all social gatherings. Because it is legal (even if regulated), access to alcohol is easy.…

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That Fentanyl High May Kill You

A fentanyl high comes from taking the potent opioid of the same name. Used only for patients who have severe pain and tolerance to opioids, it poses a huge risk for any others. Fentanyl can be as much as 500 times stronger than morphine. Overdose poses a major risk,, and death usually comes from respiratory…