Category: Addiction

The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.


Understanding Holistic Addiction Treatment

The World Health Organization says that anywhere between 65%-80% of the US population currently use some kind of holistic treatment as their main form of healthcare. This is a growing trend in healthcare today that’s also known as alternative medicine.…


How to Stage an Intervention for Your Loved One

Addiction always has a way of affecting more people than the addict. Whether someone is hooked on alcohol, cigarettes, or hard drugs, their poor choices can lower the quality of life and overall happiness of those around them. It’s hard…


Understanding the Relationship Between DBT and Addiction Treatment

Are you familiar with DBT? When Marsha Linehan created Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the 1980s, she said it was “made to make a life worth living.” A life worth living can mean something very different to many different types…


How Does EMDR Therapy Help Treat Addiction?

Approximately 21.5 million Americans over the age of twelve currently struggle with some kind of substance abuse disorder. If you’re part of this group, you may feel like you’ve tried everything in your efforts to stay clean. If you haven’t…


5 Signs of Painkiller Addiction

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 40% of all opioid deaths were from prescription drugs. Fighting a painkiller addiction is a very real and common problem for many people. One of the hardest things is knowing…


Drugging, drinking, and grasping at straw

The real power drugs hold is how they make the user accept magical thinking as real In the 16th century, Sir Thomas More originated the idiom ‘grasping at straws’. ┬áIn actuality, the lawyer, philosopher, and Roman Catholic saint was referring…

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