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Recovery Durability: Addiction Recurrence Risk Lowers to General Population Levels in...

This could help solve the addiction crisis. Many people misunderstand addiction or severe substance use disorder (SUD) as a condition people eventually can “get over”....
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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.
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What to Look for in a Quality Sober Living Home

A sober living home is an essential step between leaving an intensive substance abuse treatment program and reentering the world on your own.

Millennial Moms: Social Media Compulsion and ‘Oversharenting’

Many mIllennial moms have a social media compulsion often sharing many photos of their kids (oversharenting). We wondered how this affects their kids.
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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid...

First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.