a woman concerned that her friend is showing signs of painkiller addiction

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Painkiller Addiction?

A lot of people in the United States assume that drug abuse and addiction problems stem mainly from street drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, or meth. Indeed, these illicit drugs are claiming thousands of lives left and right, but another type of substance abuse is also causing problems across the country. Addictions to painkillers are…

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What are Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers?

Too often, addiction goes untreated in America. Drug addiction is a complex issue and no singular treatment option will work for everyone. Since no addiction is the same as the next person’s, it is important to get the treatment that will be most effective for you. Fortunately, drug and alcohol detox centers will tailor addiction…

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Living With a Dual Diagnosis and Staying Sober

Those who have been a victim of chronic relapses or fail to understand why they feel the way they do prior to drinking or using may be suffering from a dual diagnosis. What this means is that afflicted individuals have an addiction to drugs or alcohol as well as a separate mental illness. Staying sober…

a man coping with the fact that his friend has an addictive personality

Compulsive vs. Impulsive Behaviors in Addictive Personality

Addiction affects millions of Americans every year. Most people are unaware of the science and psychology behind addiction. It is important to understand how addiction can develop and how someone with an addictive personality can be at risk. Understanding how addiction works can help you find addiction treatment for yourself or your loved one. Being…