National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October

. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time to bring awareness to substance abuse and how the cycle of use begins. In an effort for young individuals to recognize the signs before the cycle starts, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month aims to slow, and eventually stop, […]

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Top 10 Warning Signs I Am Addicted to Drugs

Am I Addicted to Drugs? Drug abuse can affect all people from any walk of life. Chances are, you have stopped and thought about whether or not your drug use has turned into an addiction. Whether you have been prescribed medication, have fallen into drugs through partying or have been surrounded by drugs your whole […]

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How To Tell If I Am Enabling

Am I Enabling? Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest things someone can experience. This is especially true for close family members, like children or parents. People who are suffering from addiction can become very manipulative in order to continue their substance abuse. The person who is at the […]

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What Do the Stages of Change Mean to Recovery?

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

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Is Addiction a Disease or a Failure?

Disease vs Choice When someone is suffering from addiction, it can be very easy for those around them to wonder how it happened. How could this person choose to drink so much, despite the consequences? How can he/she possibly choose to pick up heroin for the first time? Why do they act the way that […]

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Is Being an Addict a Stigma?

The Stigma of Addiction Stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”. This is especially damaging to people suffering from addiction, because it means that it should be something to be ashamed of. This thought process stems from actions and activities that happen as a symptom of the disease, such as: impaired judgement, […]

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Is Addiction Hereditary?

Looking at Your Family History It can be widely speculated that addiction can be hereditary. If there are addicts in your family, it could be possible that their behaviors can be passed on to you, as well. When considering this, it is important to look at your family history, especially your parent’s. Numerous studies show […]

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