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What Science Tells Us About Addiction

Addiction is a disease. Despite what some people believe, it’s nearly impossible to quit “cold turkey” independently. When you look at the facts, there is a direct link between science and addiction. Drug or alcohol addiction is characterized by a compulsive drive to seek and use substances. It also causes molecular and neurochemical changes in…

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Why Do I Black Out When I Drink?

Getting help for addiction to alcohol or drugs can be a daunting task. For many, the process includes taking a look at your own behaviors and asking, “Am I actually an addict or alcoholic?” It turns out blacking out has much more to do with drinking a large amount of alcohol on an empty stomach. Many alcoholics…

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Addiction Help

Seeking addiction help in a structured residential addiction treatment program is essential for attaining a full recovery. However, some of those struggling with substance use disorders shun professional care that rehabilitation facilities offer. Instead, they prefer to overcome addiction alone. It is harsh and life-threatening for most drug users to quit, especially if they have…

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How to Stop Addictive Behaviors

When you stop addictive behaviors in your life, you can overcome many more seemingly overwhelming situations. The experience of someone struggling with a substance use disorder is often stressful, and the solution is to stop using the substance. However, this is not easy because quitting substance use safely and successfully requires professional help in a…

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Should Families Worry About the Signs of Alcoholism?

It is not uncommon for alcoholism to be referred to as a family disease. It also is not uncommon to wonder why that is the case. The main reason is that when someone is an alcoholic, it affects everyone else in the family. That means the person suffering from alcoholism is not the only one…