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Misconceptions About Female Addicts

While addiction encompasses a wide range of common traits, many stereotypes still exist to suggest that addiction is somehow a male disease. Not only are those stereotypes inaccurate, they are harmful and can stand in the way of comprehensive female addiction treatment. So what do these misconceptions include? Well, one commonly touted stereotype is that […]

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Where Willpower Fails

A lot of people resist modern treatment and psychotherapy and instead opt for willpower to suppress their addictive tendencies and neuroses. And while some of these people may be well-intentioned, studies are beginning to show that willpower alone doesn’t always do the job, especially when trauma and addiction are concerned. Trauma and addiction often occur […]

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The Drug That’s Deadlier Than Heroin- Fentanyl Sweeps The Country

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Most people have some familiarity with the heroin crisis sweeping America, oftentimes a friend or a relative. But less people know of the newest drug to hit the streets and reignite the opiate crisis. This drug is fentanyl. And it is a leading cause of overdoses across the country. Fentanyl first rose to prominence in […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal: What It’s Really Like

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The image of someone’s hands shaking because they haven’t had their morning booze may seem like a phenomenon reserved for homeless people and old men, but it’s shockingly common. There are more than 200,000 cases of alcohol withdrawal seen in the United States each year. Basically, if you drink alcohol heavily for weeks, months, years, […]

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Xanax Plagues an Entire Generation

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Make no mistake, opiates are still on the rise in this country. However, it seems drug use as a whole is on the rise. Xanax, a popular anti-anxiety drug is the newest drug to take over the nation, especially college campuses. Popular with youth, Xanax is actually a pretty old drug. It’s a derivative of […]

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