Category: Addiction


Addiction: Are YOU At Risk?


Although the use of alcohol and drugs among young people is widespread, only a relatively small percentage of people who try drugs develops addiction.  In many cases it can be difficult to identify particular markers that may lead to increased substance abuse risk and consequent addiction in adult life.  There are however, many factors we …

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Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders


A large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that there isn’t always a direct …

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Opioid Use Disorder

opioid use disorder

While relapse may be common among addicts, it may also make it seem as though the cycle of drug abuse is inevitable and unending. The cycle of addiction however, is not always unending — it just takes a long time for the brain to heal. When the levels of important chemicals are measured in the …

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Why Enabling An Addict Is A Bad Idea

Why Not Enable An Addict

Enabling is basically doing or arranging something for someone else so they don’t really have to feel the full consequences of their own actions. It is really common in families dealing with addiction. In particular what happens is, especially at the earlier stages of addiction, the family starts noticing problems that a family member is …

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