Getting Sober Before Your Wedding [Guide]

Reading Time: 8 minutes Weddings are widely considered one of the most important life events. It’s natural to want the occasion to work out perfectly. So if you struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, you may be wondering how to get sober in time for the big day. With alcohol being such a common part of wedding celebrations, it’s […]

What Happens After Drug and Alcohol Detox?

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Reading Time: 7 minutes It is okay if you don’t know what to do after detox. You need first to be incredibly proud of yourself. Detoxing can be a difficult process, especially if you did it without medical supervision. Detoxing is not an easy process, and the withdrawal symptoms were probably uncomfortable or even painful. Therefore, you should be […]

Talking About Addiction With Someone Who Doesn’t Understand Addiction

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Reading Time: 8 minutes 2018 reports state that more than 53 million people in the United States had dealt with some drug abuse. Illicit drug abuse is seen and heard every day in movies and popular music, and heavy alcohol use parades along with television commercials and online.  Though it sometimes seems as though everybody knows somebody who has […]

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Sober

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Reading Time: 8 minutes It’s the beginning of a new year, and your New Year resolution is to deal with an addiction. However, it’s been a few weeks, and you find yourself struggling to keep that promise. New year’s resolutions can be a great first step to sobriety.  But sometimes, you need a little extra help to stay on […]

Drug Addiction Effects on The Family [Guide]


Reading Time: 6 minutes According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans suffered from substance abuse disorder in 2017. That’s 38% of adults in the country who struggle with drug abuse.  Drug abuse and addiction cost more than $740 billion annually in healthcare expenses, lost productivity, and crime. However, the ways drug addiction affects […]

Can My Family Force Me into Rehab?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Can my family force me into rehab? The idea of being sent away to rehab can be terrifying, especially if one does not know what to expect. Admittedly, the process of recovery from substance use disorder is not easy.  It takes a great deal of time and effort, but achieving abstinence is possible. However, no […]

Dual Addiction: Meth in the Morning, Heroin at Night

Reading Time: 4 minutes Contents The Dual Addiction of Meth and Heroin: Kim’s Story If it is hard to live with one addiction, and it is even worse when you have dual addiction to substances. Kim, 47, started just like many people who abuse drugs. She used to try to fix a problem. According to her, it all started […]

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The suicide rates for the youth of today have skyrocketed in America over the past few years. More than 6000 teens died in the United States in 2017 due to suicide. This shocking statistic has opened many people’s eyes to the seriousness of suicide. Teens face challenges today that have never been faced in this country […]

Beginning the Journey: Detox vs. Cold Turkey

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Reading Time: 5 minutes If you are ready to finally get off drugs for good, the road to recovery you choose can make the battle for sobriety even more difficult. You can choose to detox in a professional facility or try to go cold turkey to gain freedom from your addiction. Let’s take a closer look at how these […]

How to Stop Alcoholism in Its Tracks

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Here’s how to stop alcoholism in it’s tracks. Alcoholism can tear families apart because the other family members can often feel neglected and that alcohol comes first. Many wonder is alcoholism genetic, and it’s important to know that it is. There’s a good chance if someone in the family has alcoholism, someone else will too. […]