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Can Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

Can Drugs Cause Schizophrenia?

Those who turn to drugs are usually looking for an escape from boredom or their problems—not to cause severe mental illness for themselves. Unbeknownst to the general population is that many of the same mechanisms that cause drugs to generate “highs” or other...

The Dangerous Cycle of Addiction

The Dangerous Cycle of Addiction

Addiction is a vast whirlwind of destruction in the lives of many; people tend to get so caught up in the chaos that they believe substance abuse to have been wrapped into one’s character. Contrary to popular belief, however, addiction does not happen as spontaneously...

A Guide for Children With Addicted Parents

A Guide for Children With Addicted Parents

Substance abuse is no respecter of innocent people. Many children throughout the United States grow up in a household where addiction is present; the number is somewhere close to 25 percent of American kids. That’s 18 million children throughout the United States that...

What To Do As The Spouse of An Addict

What To Do As The Spouse of An Addict

Substance abuse is very complicated; there’s nothing average about it. A vast amount of users deal with various life circumstances and need the care to cater to their unique needs. In other words, no one person’s experiences with substance abuse are exactly...

Relapse Prevention Guide

Relapse Prevention Guide

Addiction is hard. The stigma of shame that comes along with it is real, and while finding the right treatment is one of the most difficult steps to take towards recovery is the possibility of relapse. Many feel as though they are weak in the recovery...

Is Drug Addiction a Disability?

Is Drug Addiction a Disability?

A complex and multifactorial disorder, drug addiction can make it difficult—if not impossible—for individuals to fulfill the basic duties of day-to-day life. While the damage caused to the body and brain has caused this affliction to be categorized as a disease, it...

What Is The Meaning of Sobriety?

What Is The Meaning of Sobriety?

Sobriety is often referred to as the ultimate goal in drug and alcohol addiction treatmentーbut what is sobriety really? As frequently as it’s used in addiction treatment jargon, there’s a good chance that it doesn’t actually mean what you think. Yes, that means that...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Prescription pill abuse is a crucial public health and safety concern. It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans have abused a prescription drug in 2019 alone. How has this problem gotten so out of hand? Numerous studies show that prescription drug abuse first...