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7 Things You Might Not Know About Delirium Tremens

Anyone who has ever suffered from a hangover after a night of drinking has experienced a mild form of alcohol withdrawal. Delirium Tremens, on the other hand, is severe alcohol withdrawal that occurs after a quick stop in habitual, heavy drinking. What Is Delirium Tremens? Often referred to as “the DTs” or “the shakes,” this […]




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4 Ways to Overcome the Stigma of Alcoholism

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 alcoholism, it also creates a stigma that […]




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Single Screening Questions vs. Alcohol Use Disorder Tests

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. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and […]




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3 Reasons the Opiate Addiction Crisis in Vermont Impacts America

“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 addiction that he referred to as “bubbling […]




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12 Films About Substance Abuse

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. Here’s a list of 12 films that […]




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5 Questions About Zohydro and New Problems for Opioid Abuse

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended making certain prescription painkillers more difficult to obtain in October 2013. Opioid drugs like Vicodin, which are based on Hydrocodone, would be reclassified as Schedule II drugs and would not be automatically refilled. As pain medication abuse increases across the country, the announcement was expected. At the same […]




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

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. She says she’s done cocaine a dozen […]




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Depressing Facts About Depression Numbers in America

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 almost one in ten people over the […]




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Finding Your Motivation to Change: What Will It Take?

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 you that you need to stop using […]




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