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Common Myths of Addiction

Addiction is a complicated disease that is frequently misunderstood. These misunderstandings can easily lead to beliefs and behaviors that make it harder for family, friends, and loved ones of substance abusers to help them. Moreover, these same misunderstandings can lead family and friends to blame themselves or engage in unhealthy behaviors or relationships. Understanding addiction,…

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The Holidays and Drug Addiction

The holidays can be a uniquely challenging and stressful time of year, especially for those suffering from substance abuse issues or recovery. For those recovering from addiction, the holidays can be full of opportunities for relapse in the form of alcohol or other illicit substances at social gatherings. The pressures of hosting or attending such…