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This Is How Adult Children of Alcoholics Can Thrive

Adult children of alcoholics can't go back in time and force their caregivers to make the right choices, but they can seek treatment and advocate recovery.
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Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.
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7 Tips to Help You Deal with an Alcoholic Spouse

Living with an alcoholic is traumatic. But when you know how to deal with your alcoholic spouse, life can become better. Here are 7 tips for coping when you have an alcoholic spouse.
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Recovery Durability: Addiction Recurrence Risk Lowers to General Population Levels in...

Individuals who engage in extended SUD recovery for an average of 5 years are statistically equal to being diagnosed with a substance use disorder compared to the average American.
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Rocketman: Reflections of an Addiction Professional

An addiction professional reflects on the addiction and recovery narrative of Elton John as portrayed in the hit movie Rocketman.
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Differences between Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors

The roles of Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors are complementary and can improve outcomes in substance use disorder recovery.

The 10 Most Addictive Substances to Avoid

Opiates are only one of a number of substances that have very high rates of addiction. Here are the 10 most addictive substances that you should avoid.
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Substance Abuse & Comorbidity: What You Need to Know

When people are admitted to substance abuse treatment centers, they must be screened for other physical and mental conditions to get the best care.
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The Hidden Epidemic of Alcohol Abuse: It’s Time For Doctors to...

Alcohol abuse in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate without a corresponding increase in treatment. It's time for doctors to step up.
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Want to Know if You Are Addicted to Your Phone?

Addicted to your phone? Take this easy 10-question self-assessment quiz to help you distinguish addiction from significant use.
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Alcohol, Not Opioids, is America’s Most Abused Substance

Although it’s not nearly as headline-grabbing as the opioid crisis, alcohol abuse in America has reached the level of a public health crisis.
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The Benefits of Peer Support Providers in Addiction Treatment

A key benefit peer support providers bring to addiction treatment settings is their lived experience with SUD recovery. There are many more.