Preventing the Misuse of Prescription Medication

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Prescription medication is often necessary to treat or cure a number of conditions. Almost everyone has to take prescription drugs at some point in their lives. Most patients take the medication as recommended and they don’t suffer any severe adverse effects. However, some people use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes, and this misuse of prescription […]

Understanding How Opioid Addiction Occurs

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Virtually everyone has heard about the opioid crisis in the United States. You probably know that many people have become addicted and their lives have been thrown into chaos. Some people have even died. What you may not know is exactly how opioid addiction develops. In this article, we’ll provide you with a basic overview […]

Tips to Help Stay Sober Over the Holiday Season

Tips to Help Stay Sober Over the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry. However, for people recovering from alcohol addiction, it can be very difficult to stay sober. The festive season is supposed to be a period of merriment. However, it can be an emotional time associated with fatigue, financial difficulties, and family drama. Traveling and participating […]

Are Some People More At Risk for Drug Addiction than Others?

Are Some People More At Risk for Drug Addiction than Others?

Not everyone who uses a drug develops an addiction. That may be one of the reasons why some people think drug addiction is the result of weakness. However, it is a chronic disease that causes long-term changes to the brain. Research has shown that there is no single factor that causes drug addiction. However, there […]