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Are There Truly Gateway Drugs?

Many people believe there is nothing wrong with smoking cigarettes or having a few beers after a long day at work. Others feel smoking marijuana is harmless as it is entirely natural and has few if any, long-term effects. For some, taking a Vicodin with their glass of wine is not a concern as itRead More

Biological Factors of Addiction

The exact cause of addiction can’t be narrowed down to just one aspect. There simply has not been enough conclusive research to say with any level of certainty that one particular thing, or a combination of things, causes addiction. That being said, there are a variety of models developed to help us understand addiction. OneRead More

Is Addiction Always Progressive?

The simple answer is yes. Addiction is always growing. If it wasn’t growing, and it was stagnant, it would not be nearly as devastating as it indeed is on you and your loved ones. When someone is addicted to alcohol, for example, it quickly becomes a downward spiral. It may start as the inability toRead More

How Many Times can I use a Drug before I am Addicted?

As you are likely already very much aware, everyone is different. The way our bodies react to substances varies from person to person. We also have both psychological reactions and physical reactions. For instance, your body may not have a strong chemical reaction to alcohol, so you may not form a chemical addiction quickly. However,Read More

Did I Disappoint Them?

No matter what your age, for many of us, pleasing our parents is a seemingly unattainable, but persistent, unwavering goal. While a multitude of research has been done over the years about just what fuels this desire to please our parents, much of the reasoning is still unknown, likely an instinctual behavior buried deep inRead More

Heroin: Only for the Homeless and Underprivileged?

As heroin increased in popularity within the United States, it was primarily associated with the less fortunate, unemployed, and often homeless. Heroin, while expensive, was known to be an incredibly addictive substance which often wreaked havoc on the lives of users, creating joblessness and poverty among users. While heroin is still deadly and dangerous, itRead More

Video Games – A New Addiction

Times change and these changes affect everyone differently. As technology advances, various types of available entertainment become more readily available. One such form of entertainment that has gained notoriety and popularity is gaming. Gaming is participating in playing video games of all different types. While commonly thought of as something for children, gaming has increasedRead More

Addiction – A Choice or a Disease?

Regardless of how much research is done to prove the fact that addiction is indeed a disease, some continue to believe that it is a choice and that the people dealing with addiction are somehow to blame. Addiction is not a choice. The act of using drugs or abusing alcohol is a choice, however, becomingRead More

Women and Alcoholism – Scary Changes

For decades, when we thought about alcoholism, we thought of men. Generally speaking, men of all ages. We hear stories about the drunken teenage boys causing trouble on the weekends and the older men that become regulars at the local bar each night after work. What we don’t always hear about are the women thatRead More

Finding Self-Worth in Recovery

For some, abusing drugs and alcohol is a way of life. They have been using for so long that they can hardly even remember who they were before drugs and alcohol abuse. Sometimes their entire persona is wrapped up in partying and getting drunk or high. When those things are suddenly gone, it is notRead More