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stigma and addiction

Addiction and Stigma

Stigmas surrounding substance use disorder (SUD) and addiction have long presented inaccurate beliefs about addiction. Stigma also has prevented many who...

alcoholism and veterans

Alcoholism: Its Influence and Relationship with Veterans

Alcoholism in veterans is a common and severe problem. Veterans show higher rates of alcoholism on a regular basis compared to...

dual diagnosis, mental health and addiction

The Relationship Between Mental Health and Addiction

When you have both a substance use disorder (SUD) and a mental health disorder, this is called a co-occurring disorder or...

is marijuana addictive?

Is Marijuana Addictive?

There is a popular belief that marijuana is not an addictive drug. However, health professionals and scientists agree that marijuana is...

springtime and recovery

3 Ways Springtime Can Help Recovery

Being outside in nature and basking in the warm sun can be a wonderful experience, especially after enduring a long, dark...

Self-Medicating, self-medication

Are You Self-Medicating?

Self-medicating is a response to challenges faced in life. It occurs when individuals turn to prescription drugs, illegal drugs or alcohol...

money, understanding the cost of addiction rehab

Understanding the Cost of Addiction Rehab

The inability to afford rehab is one of the number one reasons why those struggling with addiction don’t receive help. The...