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Prevention

Prevention is truly the best method to fight addiction. Read on to learn about some of the crucial principles of preventing addiction.

What to Do When a Loved One Has an Addiction
2 years ago

What to Do When a Loved One Has an Addiction

Addiction can be devastating. Recent scientific advances have shaped our understanding of this common and complex problem. The good news is that there are a number of effective treatments for …
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What Satan Can Teach Us About Addiction
2 years ago

What Satan Can Teach Us About Addiction

In this scene from South Park, Satan explains addiction to Stan in an uncomplicated and hilariously casual way. The Prince of Darkness describes dopamine’s affect on the human brain and demystifies the genetic factors that influence …
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Hangovers Are Costing Us $220 Billion a Year
2 years ago

Hangovers Are Costing Us $220 Billion a Year

Apart from the headaches, fatigue and nausea people suffer, let’s consider for a moment what hangovers cost our economy, and what the expense is to the employers of all that hungover downtime.

The US Centers for Disease …
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Addiction Is Preventable
2 years ago

Addiction Is Preventable

It’s a subject we find hard to talk about, even though it kills more people in America than guns or cars and claims more lives than murder or suicide.

I’m …
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68 Million Americans Say They Drink Too Much
2 years ago

68 Million Americans Say They Drink Too Much

Alcohol use disorder might not be a hashtag, and there’s good reason. The term was created in 2013, when the DSM-5, the bible of mental health diagnoses, ditched the two …
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Following a Friends Recovery via Facebook Posts
2 years ago

Following a Friends Recovery via Facebook Posts

Through likes and comments, I’ve watched my hometown of Perry, Ohio, disappear into and come back from heroin addiction.

The U.S. is facing a massive heroin epidemic, and nowhere is …
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On America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.
2 years ago

On America’s 80-Year Addiction to A.A.

This June, millions of recovering alcoholics will not raise a glass to celebrate the eightieth anniversary of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The centrality of toasting in our culture reflects AA’s near-impossible …
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Addiction Words
2 years ago

Addiction Words

Yngvild Olsen is a doctor and addiction medicine specialist currently serving as Medical Director of the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc/REACH Health Services, a comprehensive outpatient Opioid Treatment Program in …
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Police in Mass. Are Ending Their War on Drugs
2 years ago

Police in Mass. Are Ending Their War on Drugs

This entire time, our local police departments have quietly held the power to end the war on drugs — and now some are doing just that. Sick of the opioid overdose …
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Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?
2 years ago

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

More than 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives, and few have received treatment, according to the National Institute of …
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