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Why Do Young Adults Binge Drink?

By Garrett Stanford

September 6, 2020

Let’s face it: drinking alcohol is a national pastime. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 50% of people
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Are Prescription Medications Safer than Street Drugs?

By Garrett Stanford

September 6, 2020

In 2014 the National Institute of Mental Health found that 20.2 million adults in the United States met the criteria for a substance use
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Support Groups for Polysubstance Dependence

By Garrett Stanford

September 6, 2020

Alcohol and drug abuse is a serious problem in the United States. Not only do these substances harm people’s relationships, careers, academic standings, and
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The Most Common Types of Alcohol Abuse

By Garrett Stanford

August 15, 2020

Alcohol consumption plays an important role in our culture. Drinking alcohol is an essential aspect of religious rituals, business meetings, dating, and casual social
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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

By Garrett Stanford

August 15, 2020

When most people think of substance use disorders, they picture a person who has a debilitating dependence on one particular substance. Individuals in addiction
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What are the Most Abused Prescription Drugs?

By Garrett Stanford

August 8, 2020

America suffers from a significant drug addiction problem. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 10% of the population will suffer from
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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

By Garrett Stanford

August 8, 2020

An important aspect of treating an alcoholism is understanding the underlying causes. Alcoholism is most commonly known in the medical community by the formal
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The Importance Behind Step 1: Admitting You Are Powerless and that Your Life has Become Unmanageable

By Garrett Stanford

July 5, 2020

Most addiction treatment programs work to help individuals recognize the reality of their condition. For many, accepting that they have a substance use disorder
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10 Helpful Tips to Stay Sober in College

By Garrett Stanford

July 5, 2020

For many college students with substance use disorders, the idea of having to get sober early on in life is intimidating. Many young people
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5 Tips For Getting Back to a Normal Recovery Life After Shelter-in-Place Orders are Lifted

By Garrett Stanford

July 4, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to rage on, everyone has been forced to quarantine themselves and follow social distancing rules. While these rules are
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Increased Risk of Death From Overdose or Suicide Due to COVID-19

By Garrett Stanford

June 4, 2020

With COVID-19 currently spreading throughout the world with no sign of letting up, public health experts continue to warn the population about the risk
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Is Addiction Treatment Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Garrett Stanford

May 3, 2020

The decision to seek treatment for substance use disorder is rarely an easy one. Plenty of people go years resisting the idea. Some resist
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Is There Such a Thing as Casual Heroin Use?

By Garrett Stanford

May 2, 2020

Heroin is probably one of the best known recreational drugs, and its reputation as a dangerous and addictive substance is well-earned. Heroin is an
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Am I Addicted to Crystal Meth After One Use?

By Garrett Stanford

May 2, 2020

Methamphetamine, often known as crystal meth because of its shard-like appearance, is an illegal but widely used stimulant drug with a high potential for
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Why Tough Love May Save Your Child’s Life

By Garrett Stanford

April 29, 2020

Raising a child is difficult enough, and dealing with a child who suffers from a substance use disorder can be even more challenging. Parents
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Staying Sane and Sober Through the Corona Crisis

By Garrett Stanford

April 25, 2020

The coronavirus, or Covid-19, which has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, has now spread through all 50 of the
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The Importance of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Treating Addiction

By Garrett Stanford

April 18, 2020

People with substance use disorder have a variety of treatment options available. Whether they choose an inpatient residential treatment program, a partial hospitalization program,
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What is the Connection Between Alcohol Abuse and Depression?

By Garrett Stanford

April 16, 2020

For most people, admitting to having a drinking problem is the first major impediment to recovering from addiction. While many factors contribute to this
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Telltale Signs of a Highly Functioning Drug Addict

By Garrett Stanford

April 14, 2020

Most people have an idea of what an addict looks and acts like. Depictions of drug addicts in films and television can lead many