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9 Symptoms of Work Addiction

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Work addiction is a behavioral addiction. From the outside, it can look very much like ambition or dedication, but in fact people addicted to work are often driven by insecurity, the need for approval, or the… Read More


Higher Education May Impact Drinking Behaviors and Possibly Reduce the Risk of Alcohol Dependence

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Alcohol consumption is a main risk factor for disability and death around the world. Pinpointing reasons related to quantity of alcohol consumed, amount of time, and what people drink are important for improving strategies related to… Read More


The Necessity of a Cultural Shift: Using Psychological Interventions for Preventing Opioid Misuse

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Although psychological-based interventions and treatments prove extremely helpful for preventing opioid misuse, as evidenced by numerous studies and extensive research, widespread implementation of these treatments requires a large cultural shift towards a biopsychosocial model of treatment…. Read More


Sobriety Support Groups

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Alcoholics Anonymous is a successful fellowship that implements the 12 steps to ensure you fix the problems you caused as a result of addiction and to seek treatment. But, Alcoholics Anonymous may not work for everyone…. Read More


Family Roles in Addiction

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Family can play a big part in how much a person’s addiction can grow as well as recovery. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says that addiction can place a lot of stress on… Read More


Colorado Officials Made Greeting Cards to Destigmatize the Opioid Epidemic

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

There is still a big stigma against opioid addiction. Instead of people seeing it as a disease that needs treatment and a potential cure, they see it as an immoral choice. Colorado came up with greeting… Read More


What is Important in an Addiction Recovery Memoir

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

There are many influential people who have written memoirs about their experiences in recovery from addiction. When you write a book, it is always important to make sure that you are being as real as possible…. Read More


Parent’s Disintegrating Marriage Led to Cameron Douglas’ Drug Addiction

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

A lot of drug addictions start as a result of coping with anxiety and depression. Cameron Douglas’ anxiety of his father, actor Michael Douglas, continually cheating on his mother led him to self-destructive behaviors. Despite all… Read More


Being Forced to Smile at Work Can Increase Heavy Drinking

Monday, December 16th, 2019

You are told in training anytime you are working with customers to put on a big smile. It does not matter if you are in a bad mood or if a customer made you feel bad…. Read More


How to Talk to Your Doctor When Prescribed an Opioid

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Your doctor may prescribe you opioids like hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and morphine. When properly used, these medications can provide you with pain relief during the healing and recovery process, but addiction and tragic effects if abused…. Read More


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