Treatment for Alcoholism is best given by Professionals

The nature of addiction and alcoholism requires it to be guided by professionals with experience in the nature of the illness. Many who seek...

Intensive Outpatient vs Outpatient: Whats the Difference?

Sometimes the individual situations surrounding addiction can impact what type of treatment can be the most effective. While some may feel a need to...

Legal Issues and Addiction

Addiction and legal issues often go hand-in-hand. Substance abuse can put people into compromising and dangerous situations with a high potential for legal ramifications....

Alternative Sentencing

Many argue that punishing addicts for criminal behavior is not fixing the problem. As a result, many states offer mandatory drug treatment and screenings...

Jail versus Rehab

In our age of overcrowded prisons and lacking treatment for addicts, it is important to understand the nature of our criminal justice system in...
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Being of Service in Recovery

Helping others through the struggles of early and late-stage sobriety can provide a sense of community and perspective during difficult times. Becoming a pillar...
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Addiction is a Disease

Even by strict definitions, addiction is a disease that affects the brain of an addict. Many addicts continue to make self-destructive choices because the...
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Early Signs of Addiction

Addiction can be a gradual and progressive illness that is difficult to identify and treat early on. Knowing the warning signs and possible symptoms...

Legislation Regarding Marijuana

Recently there have been many new laws nationwide regarding marijuana. As national legislation continues to evolve, staying informed on this topic can provide a...

Addiction and Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is a paralyzing mental health disorder that effects all facets of an individuals' life who suffers. Addiction and panic disorder can...
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Alcohol as a Gateway Drug

Many people with substance abuse issues had their first mind-altering experience with alcohol. The numbing and sedative affects can send down the slow and...
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Long-Term Sobriety

Long-term recovery can be elusive and challenging. Watch this video for helpful advice about what others did both right and wrong in relation...
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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is one of many mental health disorders that can add stress to the efforts of pursuing sobriety. Many who suffer from them...