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While the way alcoholism is currently defined makes it difficult to determine how many alcoholics are in the United States, the statistics are revealing. According to how the DSM-V defines alcohol abuse disorder, 6.2% of adults have an alcohol abuse disorder. The more unsettling fact is that fewer than seven percent of people with alcohol …

My Best Friend Is Addicted What Do I Do

More and more people in the United States are suffering from prescription pain medication abuse. Far from being just a personal problem, substance use usually impacts friends and family as well. For example, children of parents with substance use problems are less likely to behave in an age appropriate manner, while parents of adult children …

Sober Living vs Halfway Homes

The process of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is challenging. For some people, it can be a long journey. If you find yourself struggling, you are not alone–and we don’t just mean that in the stereotypical way. Many people find themselves going back to old habits before considering themselves fully recovered.Don’t Give UpWhile the …

Feeling Stuck in Life

There are many myths surrounding alcoholism – what an alcoholic looks like, how someone with alcoholism acts; you see it all the time in movies or on television. A disheveled, down and out man in dirty clothing, drinking from a bottle tucked into a brown paper bag. The truth is, this portrayal is only one …

Addiction Relapse: Separating Fact From Fiction

Recovery from addiction is often a challenging journey. It’s common for someone overcoming an addiction to make mistakes and begin using again. This is known as a relapse.  Some people view relapsing as having failed in the recovery process, but this simply is not true. Relapses are common. In fact, the relapse rate for substance …