Drug Abuse and Addiction Treatment Articles

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I Wish I Knew
I Wish I Knew
January 18, 2016

I wish I knew that addiction was a brain disease before I lost so many friends. Had I known that it was more than just them refusing to give up drugs and alcohol because they didn't want to, maybe I could have helped.

Logan Lampert
Don't Delay Treatment Until the New Year When You're in...
December 15, 2015

It's Hanukkah, and Christmas is not far off. As we read in The Recovery Book, holidays can be times of tension, sadness, and depression for recovering people.

Will Reese
Thanksgiving with the AA Family
December 15, 2015

When Will was growing up in Tampa, Florida, he felt pretty miserable most of the time. At the age of 13, he started to experiment with alcohol and marijuana.

Scott Weiland
The Death of 'Tenacious Drug Addict' Scott Weiland
December 6, 2015

In 1996, Stone Temple Pilots were forced to go into hiatus after the release of their much praised third album. The reason was no secret: Weiland, the band revealed in a statement, "has become unable to rehearse or appear for these shows due to his dependency on drugs.

The Dangers of Delaying Addiction Treatment
The Dangers of Delaying Addiction Treatment
November 24, 2015

The holidays are fast approaching and many people in recovery tend to find them stressful both emotionally and financially. Dealing with the family or worrying about getting gifts can become the main focus around this time of the year.

Macklemore tackles opioid crisis with new song
Macklemore Tackles Opioid Crisis with New Song
November 24, 2015

Seattle rapper Macklemore and his partner Ryan Lewis debuted a new song, 'Kevin', at the American Music Awards on Sunday. R&B singer Leon Bridges provided the song's hook and appeared alongside Macklemore on stage.

A Night of Conversation to Save Our Children
A Night of Conversation to Save Our Children
November 18, 2015

The national drug abuse and overdose crisis shows no sign of abating. According to the CDC, drug overdose was the leading cause of injury death in 2013. Among people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose is now causing more deaths than motor vehicle traffic crashes.

Five signs of alcohol addiction during the holiday season
Five signs of alcohol addiction during the holiday season
November 17, 2015

'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Well, not exactly: 80 percent of us anticipate stress during the holiday season, according to a poll by the American Psychological Association.

Supposed To
September 30, 2015

Many of us hear old timers in the twelve-step rooms almost dutifully chant, "Resentment is the number one offender," but what does that mean?

Healing the Brokenness, Finding Hope in Treatment
Healing the Brokenness, Finding Hope in Treatment
June 8, 2015

It is a blessing and privilege to share with you today. What does it mean to be healed? I have yet to have someone tell me their life goal is to be an addict. The disease of addiction is "conning, baffling and powerful' and a few of the lies it tells are that you can never get out of the cycle of addiction.

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