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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 …

Man practicing medicine safety

Substance use and drug addiction are becoming more common across the United States. In a given year, around 65% of people who are 12 years of age and older have consumed alcohol, while almost 18% have used illicit drugs. Now this does not always lead to abuse issues; however, some individuals are more susceptible to …

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Where to Live After Sober Living

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost 20 million Americans suffer from some type of substance addiction.  HSDUH also indicates that only about four million of those with substance use actually receive addiction treatment, which means a whopping 80% of people, for several reasons, do not receive the help they so …

Young People and Alcoholics Anonymous

For many people, moving out of a residential or inpatient treatment facility for substance use can be a daunting task. Structured sober living homes can help because they provide individuals an opportunity to practice the recovery skills they have learned in a real world setting, while still having the support of staff and peers who …

My Best Friend Is Addicted What Do I Do

Klonopin is the brand name for clonazepam, a sedative that is commonly prescribed to control the symptoms of acute anxiety and panic attacks. This drug is categorized as a benzodiazepine and is often prescribed for its quick efficacy. With misuse, however, benzodiazepines become rapidly addictive. Awareness of the signs of sedative dependence and withdrawal can …