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Why Is American Drug Use On The Rise?

If you live in the United States, you have likely noticed the substance abuse problem, which affects so many people. Most generations, genders, and demographics in the United States, drug use and abuse have increased. This data applies to many different substances, including heroin, prescription drugs, marijuana, or synthetic drugs such as ecstasy or methamphetamine.…

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What Is The History of Addiction and Substance Abuse

The use of substances such as alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, and other opioids has roots as far back as the Bible. The use of various substances is well documented in medical texts written by ancient Syrians and the Chinese. Addiction has a long history both here in the United States and throughout the civilized world. Look…

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What Does Addiction Do To Your Body?

It is common knowledge that prolonged substance use and addiction can have a significant impact on your body and influence several life-sustaining functions. What many people do not realize is that different drugs impact your body in different ways. Additionally, they can have both physical and mental health impacts that last for varying durations of…

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How To Reach Out For Help With Addiction

Struggling with substance addiction can make functioning in your day to day life feel nearly impossible. There is the struggle to maintain your relationships, your job, your ability to function, but above all, to make sure you have a supply of your substance of choice. The need to keep yourself “supplied” can lead to an…

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Dealing With Isolation During Recovery

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was believed social distancing and stay at home orders would be a short-lived thing. Sadly, this appears to be an inaccurate assumption. Initially, most states initiated stay at home orders, which were slated to last through the first weeks of April. As time passed and the medical community…

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Social Distancing, Social Media and Sobriety

For the last several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety for people from all parts of the world. What was initially thought to be a virus that would start and end in another country has marched across oceans to settle on virtually every continent and in almost every…

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Sobriety and Social Distancing

In late 2019 many of us heard the word Coronavirus for the first time. Known or called by various names (COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus, Coronavirus, and a few that are not suitable for printing), our world has been bugged by various coronaviruses over the years. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome were…

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Working Through Withdrawal

Picture this. It’s late at night and you are all alone. You were recently fired from your job for not showing up. Your boss warned you that if it happened a third time, he was going to have to let you go. How could you have possibly made it through the day though, with that…

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Long Term Effects of Addiction

It should not come as a surprise that each and every day, people die from the effects of chronic addiction to a drug or to alcohol. Regardless of whether the addiction relates to alcohol or drugs, addiction to substances kills thousands of Americans (of all ages) each year and touches millions of lives in some…