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How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

How To Deal With A Brainwashed Person

The concept of “brainwashing” sounds more like the realm of sci-fi and horror films than an issue related to substance and addiction, but it is actually much more prevalent than you might think. For loved ones bearing witness to a friend, partner, or family member...

Alcohol and Anger: Why Do I Get Aggressive When I Drink?

Alcohol and Anger: Why Do I Get Aggressive When I Drink?

Angry drunks—we all know this type. The kind of drinker that always seems to be looking for trouble. All it takes is a few drinks before fights are instigated or hurtful things said over the tiniest misperceived look or gesture. Before our eyes, they transform from a...

What Happens If You Leave A Halfway House?

What Happens If You Leave A Halfway House?

Halfway houses are a type of transitional housing intended to put those who’ve been institutionalized on the straight and narrow. Some tenants reside at these homes voluntarily (usually alumni from an addiction recovery program), but most are court-mandated to be...

College Binge Drinking: A Back to School Warning

College Binge Drinking: A Back to School Warning

Compared to all other age groups, binge drinking is most common amongst young people. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than half of full-time college students said they drank alcohol in the past month—including those that were...

The 3 Biggest Ways That Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

The 3 Biggest Ways That Alcohol Causes Weight Gain

Unhappy with the number on the scale? The culprit might not be what’s on your plate, but rather, what’s in your cup. Alcohol is a nutritionless calorie bomb packed with carbs and sugar. Beer and wine have about 150 calories a serving. Hard liquors like gin vodka, and...

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

Healing Vein Damage from IV Drug Use

From our heads to our toes, there are thousands of miles of little tubes that carry blood throughout our bodies: our blood vessels. Veins are a kind of blood vessel located close to the surface of our skin. Their job is to carry blood from throughout our body back to...