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7 Ways to Identify a High Functioning Addict

7 Ways to Identify a High Functioning Addict

What does someone with an addiction look like to you? Do they come from an underprivileged background? Have they been through trauma? Are they violent, aggressive, or abusive? Perhaps someone with an addiction is the exact A-typical stereotype described above, or...
The Ultimate Guide to Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

The Ultimate Guide to Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms

You’re not imagining it: addiction to Xanax is officially on the rise. Whether you’re facing an addiction to this popular anti-anxiety medication yourself, or if you’re worried that someone in your life is, it can be difficult to know how to get...
Understanding the Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

Understanding the Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

Opioids are a large class of legal and illegal drugs. Thanks to drug epidemics of yesteryear, heroin was thought to be the king of the opiates. Currently, however, Americans find themselves addicted to legal opioids. Prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone,...
How Does Oxycontin Addiction Start?

How Does Oxycontin Addiction Start?

Drug overdose caused 64,000 deaths in 2016. Prescription opioids and illicit drugs are equally harmful and may cause addiction. OxyContin, one of the most popular opioids, is no exception. This widely used painkiller contributes to thousands of deaths each year. Just...
5 Common Risk Factors For Substance Abuse

5 Common Risk Factors For Substance Abuse

Have you ever wondered whether what the risk factors for substance abuse are? By this we mean, traits, characteristics, and experiences that increase the likelihood of turning to drugs and/or alcohol. Sadly, nearly half of Americans know either a friend or a close...
How to Get Help for a Fentanyl Addict

How to Get Help for a Fentanyl Addict

If someone who you love and care about is suffering from a fentanyl addiction, you’re not alone. Recently, America’s opioid crisis has truly become an epidemic. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to encourage a loved one who is battling an addiction to get...
11 Healthy Foods for Alcohol Withdrawal

11 Healthy Foods for Alcohol Withdrawal

Detox is an important step in alcohol recovery. That may seem odd, seeing the body is already ridding itself of alcohol by way of quitting. But quitting comes with one major side effect–alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal can be an uncomfortable stage of the...
How to Confront an Addict in Your Family

How to Confront an Addict in Your Family

Over 20 million people suffer from drug and alcohol abuse issues in the United States. Clearly, addiction is an epidemic that afflicts the nation. The U.S.A, long thought to be one of the most advanced nations on earth, shows drug and alcohol abuse statistics raising...