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We are passionate to reduce the affects addiction has on our lives. Treating only the addiction may provide some relief but treating both the core issue and the addiction makes the most difference in an addicts life and the loved ones around him or her. Here are some general articles on addiction. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you find the answers you need.

What Role Does Open Communication Play in Maintaining Sobriety?

What Role Does Open Communication Play in Maintaining Sobriety? As an addict, you lied about taking drugs. You lied about your where you had been and the company you kept. You manipulated people into giving you money for more drugs. You denied, blamed, diverted, [...]

How Is Addiction Viewed in American Culture?

How Is Addiction Viewed in American Culture? Despite historical confusion about the causes of addiction, Americans are more likely to see it as a brain disease in the 21st century although treatment advocates warn more education is [...]

Chronic Pain and Insurance Coverage

Chronic Pain and Insurance Coverage Chronic pain is physical discomfort that lasts more than six months, and approximately 100 million Americans suffer from it. The pain can be mild, severe, episodic, ongoing, inconvenient and/or disabling; [...]

Can Coping Mechanisms Reduce Dependence on Drugs?

Can Coping Mechanisms Reduce Dependence on Drugs? Coping mechanisms are ways in which people adapt to environmental stress and address problems and conflict. These mechanisms can be healthy or unhealthy, conscious or unconscious, but they manifest in [...]

Why Embracing Spirituality Can Help You Stay Sober

Why Embracing Spirituality Can Help You Stay Sober As we gain more knowledge and understanding on everything related to addiction, substance abuse and mental health disorders, treatment options and new methods to achieve recovery are proposed and accepted [...]

3 Ways We Can De-Stigmatize Addiction Rehab

3 Ways We Can De-Stigmatize Addiction Rehab Today’s culture has a misconceived idea about addiction. Much of the public opinion about substance abuse has been shaped and formed by media such as television shows that cast addicts as back-alley junkies [...]

When Can I Make Changes to Purchase New Rehab Insurance Coverage?

When Can I Make Changes to Purchase New Rehab Insurance Coverage? Sometimes when circumstances change, people desire to change their insurance coverage. Whether they can do so as soon as they wish depends on many factors. Often people must wait until the end of the year or [...]

Is It Really Dangerous to Mix Uppers and Downers?

Is It Really Dangerous to Mix Uppers and Downers? Uppers and downers are slang terms that refer to how a particular substance affects the central nervous system (CNS). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) refers to uppers and downers as stimulants [...]

How Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect You in a Job Search as a Person in Recovery

How Anti-Discrimination Laws Protect You in a Job Search as a Person in Recovery There are many components to rebuilding a life after addiction treatment. An important piece of the picture for many is to find employment. Although people with an addiction history are sometimes concerned [...]

How Advertising for Prescription Drugs Has Changed the Drug Market

How Advertising for Prescription Drugs Has Changed the Drug Market The overwhelming majority of the world’s countries do not allow direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs. Only New Zealand and the United States condone the practice. In the United [...]

What Are Narcotics and Why Are They Addictive?

What Are Narcotics and Why Are They Addictive? According to the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), the term narcotic originally referred to substances that dull the senses and relieve pain. Some people use narcotic to describe all drugs, but it actually [...]

Finding the Balance between Premiums and Deductibles

Finding the Balance between Premiums and Deductibles Sometimes navigating the world of health insurance can seem scary especially if you have never had to shop for insurance before. Two of the terms that you will come across quickly are premium and [...]
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