Understanding the Role of 12-Step Programs in Overcoming Addiction

If you or someone you care about is among the 10% of adults struggling with addiction, you’ve likely heard of the 12-step program. The 12 steps are a huge part of the recovery process and can help with many different kinds of addictions. They have helped countless people with not just beating addiction, but also with learning…

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Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal: What to Expect and How to Cope

There are almost 1 million Americans who report using heroin on an annual basis. In addition to that, there are countless more users who don’t report their drug use. Given the scope of the heroin problem that plagues the United States and other countries around the world, there is a good chance that either you or somebody you…

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Not What the Doctor Ordered: 8 Common Prescription Drugs That Can Be Addictive

Every year, over 15 million Americans abuse prescription drugs. When most people think about drug addiction and substance abuse, they think of illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine. In reality, though, prescription drugs are abused on a much more frequent basis, and millions of Americans are struggling with an addiction to a substance their doctor told them…

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9 Serious Signs of Marijuana Addiction That You Need to Be Aware of

52% of the American adult population has smoked marijuana at least once. That’s almost 162 million people. There’s a lot of reasons why marijuana is such a popularly consumed drug, including accessibility, positive connotations in the media, relative safety, and more. Given all of the “good things” marijuana has going for it, people are often surprised to…

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