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4 Ways to Overcome the Stigma of Alcoholism

Last Updated on February 23, 2019 by Alcohol is the most abused substance in the United States. This fact casts such a wide net that it would be difficult to find anyone who doesn’t have a family member, friend or know of someone in their community suffering from this illness. Despite the widespread reach of […]


Single Screening Questions vs. Alcohol Use Disorder Tests

Last Updated on March 19, 2018 by The latest research suggests that Single Screening Questions can determine the degree to which a person is dependent on alcohol or drugs. The report, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, claims this method will make it easier to identify and address substance abuse issues. […]


3 Reasons the Opiate Addiction Crisis in Vermont Impacts America

Last Updated on February 3, 2021 by “In every corner of our state, heroin and opiate drug addiction threaten us,” said the Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin, on January 8th of this year. In his headline making speech, the governor devoted his entire 34-minute state of the state of the address to a crisis of […]


12 Films About Substance Abuse

Last Updated on February 19, 2018 by Substance abuse is a growing problem in America. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), roughly 18.9 million Americans abuse drugs or alcohol each year. Because of its prevalence in society, it’s not surprising that so many movies have been made about this topic. […]


Lindsay Lohan Tells Oprah: Alcohol Was a Gateway to Other Things

Last Updated on February 19, 2018 by Oprah sat down with Lindsay Lohan to clear the air about her addiction to drugs and alcohol that was broadcast on Oprah’s Next Chapter. In the video clip below is a segment from the show where Lohan admits she’s an addict, and alcohol is her drug of choice. […]


Depressing Facts About Depression Numbers in America

Last Updated on February 21, 2018 by Chances are high that if you live in America you know somebody that lives with Depression on a daily basis. It could be a friend, family member, or you might even be depressed yourself. Recent statistics show that more than 18 million Americans have a depressive disorder, or […]


Finding Your Motivation to Change: What Will It Take?

Last Updated on January 17, 2018 by Overcoming an addiction is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to deal with. Which is why it’s so important to understand that your addiction is a disease of the brain and not a personal weakness. Even though the part of your brain that rules logic tells […]