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Addiction Warning Signs

When Should I Call an Addiction Hotline?

Addiction hotlines are readily available to anyone who would like to speak to a knowledgeable person about addiction to drugs, alcohol or destructive behaviors. Calling an addiction hotline can be helpful and constructive in an infinite number of ways. Calling an addiction hotline can help an addict find treatment, work through depression or thoughts of … Continue reading When Should I Call an Addiction Hotline?

April 24, 2018

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

Addiction Warning Signs

High-Functioning Addiction: What It Looks Like, How to Help

Some addicts wear their addiction on their sleeve and openly talk about their struggles with substance abuse. However, many addicts live with what is termed “high-functioning addiction.” A high-functioning addict is both physically and psychologically dependent upon their drug of choice, but they still manage to hold down a job and/or remain part of an intact … Continue reading High-Functioning Addiction: What It Looks Like, How to Help

March 23, 2015