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Family And Addiction

In Sickness and in Health: When Married Couples Face Addiction Together

The topic of addiction usually stimulates thoughts and conversations about the millions each year that develop and suffer from drug abuse. Most people immediately think about the physical, behavioral, economic and legal repercussions before exploring the implications for addicts’ families. It may be reasonable to consider the disease of addiction in this way—working from inside … Continue reading In Sickness and in Health: When Married Couples Face Addiction Together

March 31, 2016

Addiction Recovery

How to Prepare for the Party Season When You’re Sober

On This Page: Stay Connected to Your Recovery Be Nice to Your Body Use Mental Reminders Coping with Stressful People Make Your Own Holiday Fun Enough Is Enough When you’re sober, you face the year-round challenge of social gatherings that involve alcohol. These gatherings become even more frequent and difficult to navigate during party and … Continue reading How to Prepare for the Party Season When You’re Sober

January 22, 2016

Addiction Recovery

Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

On This Page: Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Explain the 12-Step Method Positive Psychology as the Gateway for Spiritual Renewal Sponsorship and the Process of Mirroring The Neurological Effects of Storytelling When it comes to the current conceptualization of addiction, most would subscribe to the compelling disease model, which decidedly states that addiction is a chronic, … Continue reading Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

December 29, 2015

Addiction Recovery

Is the LGBT Community at Higher Risk for Addiction?

On This Page: Sexual Minority The Effect of Stress Finding Treatment Addiction is an indiscriminate disease. Anyone who experiments with alcohol or drugs—regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, location, political affiliation and so on—could become chemically dependent. Moreover, people can begin abusing dangerous, mind-altering substance for any number of reasons; however, many of those … Continue reading Is the LGBT Community at Higher Risk for Addiction?

December 8, 2015

Drug Treatment

Newly Diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C? Here’s How to Best Get Help

Deciding to get help for an addiction is a brave first step. The situation turns more challenging, however, when seeking treatment comes with news of an HIV and/or hepatitis C diagnosis. Fortunately, there is plenty of help for former addicts living with these diseases. In some cases, injection drug users learn they are infected with … Continue reading Newly Diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C? Here’s How to Best Get Help

November 9, 2015