Category: Addiction

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

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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’.  In actuality, the lawyer, philosopher, and Roman Catholic saint was referring…

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Alcohol: America’s elephant in the room

America’s myopic view on alcohol, its unanimous drug of choice, unravels all efforts to make healthcare affordable. The view creates drug crises, like the opioid one the country is mired in. It shortens life expectancy, smothers productivity, and snuffs out lives.…

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Addiction is a Vicious Lover

With beguiling eyes and sensuous words, addiction finds us in our most vulnerable moments. With promises of unlimited ecstasy and highs beyond what we have ever dreamed, addiction whispers of adoration and devotion, all the emotions we have ever dreamed of…..

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The Great Price Gouge: Naloxone

You may remember from a few years ago, the story of Marin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who bought the life saving drug Daraprim and then raised the price from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill. Daraprim is…

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Road Blocks to Addiction Recovery

Family members of someone in need of addiction recovery are deeply and profoundly affected by the situation. In the United States, there are approximately 15.1 million adults aged 18 and older have alcohol abuse disorders and this doesn’t include adolescents…

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Addiction Recovery – Barriers to Success

Long-term addiction recovery can be very difficult to maintain and it’s made even harder, when someone is surrounded by an unsupported environment. People trying to remain in recovery face unique challenges when trying to get their life back on track,…

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