Category: substance abuse disorder

5 Signs You’re Struggling with a Substance Abuse Disorder

Nobody plans on developing a substance abuse disorder. These things gradually happen over a period of time. Throughout this article, we look into five signs that you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.

Fighting Against Addiction Stigma

People who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction have another, unnecessary worry; stigma – the will of another person to negatively perceive someone for their actions. Those who stimulate addiction stigma are usually unaware of what addiction really is. Many consider it a choice (you choose to take a drug, therefore, you chose to become

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Why You Should Be Wary of Prescription Drugs

Just because the doctor said it was okay, doesn’t actually make it okay. One of the leading causes of the opioid epidemic is prescription drug abuse [1]. Many who receive specific medications develop an addiction they feel they have no control over. In turn, when these prescriptions run out, they turn to the streets to

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

A substance abuse disorderĀ is when a person uses drugs and/or alcohol to a point where it leads to major health problems or complications with his/her responsibility, such as work, school, or home. As the recent opioid epidemic tells us, substance abuse is a common mental illness within the United States. One of the biggest reasons

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America’s Heroin Epidemic

Introduction I currently work for an upscale rehabilitation website. Writing blogs about what you’d expect. However, there was one topic of discussion that caught my interest. I figured I should talk about it here. It may or may not come as a surprise that America is currently facing a heroin epidemic. I wouldn’t have believed

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