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Addiction Recovery

Online Shopping Addiction

On This Page: Reasons for Online Shopping Addiction Signs of Online Shopping Addiction Shopping Addiction Help For many people, shopping is a relatively normal activity of daily life that you give little thought to. For others, however, shopping takes on an entirely different meaning. It can become as destructive as any other addiction types and result … Continue reading Online Shopping Addiction

April 25, 2018

Addiction Recovery

Why Residential Treatment Works for Young People Addicted to Opiates

On This Page: Medical Costs Just the Beginning: Recovery Leads to Saving and Savings Support, Supervision Help Young Opioid Users Stay Sober Young people who seek inpatient treatment at a facility that treats both substance use and mental health disorders not only reclaim their lives but they also save the health care system millions of … Continue reading Why Residential Treatment Works for Young People Addicted to Opiates

July 20, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Addiction on the Circuit: The Palm Springs White Party and Finding LGBT-Friendly Treatment that Works

A crystal methamphetamine epidemic continues to rip through the Southern California gay community, where crystal meth has emerged as the drug of choice among gay men. Many guys first try meth and designer club drugs such as “X” and “Special K” at the famed White Party in Palm Springs, one of the hottest so-called “gay … Continue reading Addiction on the Circuit: The Palm Springs White Party and Finding LGBT-Friendly Treatment that Works

July 18, 2017

Addiction Recovery

The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

On This Page: Meth Use Rampant Ill Effects of Shame Cycle When it comes to finding a path to recovery and staying on it, people tend to be more successful when aided by trained mental health and addiction treatment professionals, even if the process of getting sober really is about self-discovery. Members of the LGBT … Continue reading The Science Behind How Specialized Addiction Treatment Can Help LGBT Individuals

June 13, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Should Friends, Parents and Loved Ones of People with Opioid Addiction Carry Naloxone?

It has been a question swirling around communities for quite some time now, and it’s finally coming to a head: If you can’t save your loved one by convincing them to get into treatment, should you carry naloxone to prevent a deadly overdose, just in case? This is no longer the “elephant in the room,” … Continue reading Should Friends, Parents and Loved Ones of People with Opioid Addiction Carry Naloxone?

May 4, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Why Is Addiction So Highly Stigmatized?

Addiction is an extremely enigmatic, complicated disease. As we have continued researching and trying to learn more about addiction, our understanding of the disease has evolved. Presently, the American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.”1 When a person abuses mind-altering substances consistently … Continue reading Why Is Addiction So Highly Stigmatized?

May 4, 2017