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ARTICLES FOR: Families & Friends Of Addicts
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If the thought of giving up a habit for a week produces anxiety, then you may have a problem. There are many definitions of substance abuse, but I have a favorite one that a wise attending ... Read More »
The first thing you should do is congratulate yourself, for the courage it takes to make such a recognition. Secondly, seek help! Based on what is being asked here I think before you simply enter a ... Read More »
Whether addiction is a disease is a hotly debated issue. Some clinicians argue that it is, citing the similarity in success rates for the treatment of addiction and other chronic diseases, such as ... Read More »
A person who wonders if they are addicted to something probably has a reason for their query. Usually, there is some innate suspicion, concern or fear. This is no different from a person who knows ... Read More »
General: Most experts agree that a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors may predispose certain individuals to developing addictions. Substance abuse: Initially, ... Read More »
Women in the U.S. largely use and abuse legal drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Despite the attention given to illegal drugs, far fewer women and girls use them.
The term addiction usually refers to both psychological and physical dependence on a drug, including alcohol. Signs of dependence include withdrawal symptoms (such as depression, anxiety, ... Read More »
You can overcome an addiction by first admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment. "Overcoming" an addiction is different from "curing" an addiction. If you had diabetes and went to a ... Read More »
Substance addiction is rampant throughout our country, and every year thousands of people die from overdose. Loved ones of the deceased continue to ask the same questions: “Why didn’t he stop ... Read More »
Substance abuse disorders are interesting disorders. They are hallmarked by denial and minimization. When a family member has concerns about a loved one’s substance use confronting them, while ... Read More »

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