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5 Reasons to Stop Your Addiction Denial & Improve Your Life

Denial is a psychological defense wherein a person refuses to accept a reality that changes their view of themselves, and it is the number one obstacle to addiction recovery. Addiction denial isn’t just the refusal to recognize that there is any problem at all, it is any lie, omission, justification, exaggeration, or other kind of …

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What Does a State of Emergency Mean for the Opioid Epidemic?

Every day, more than 140 people in the U.S. die from an opioid overdose. This means that every three weeks, America suffers a death toll equal to that caused by September 11th. The U.S. remains in the midst of a serious opioid epidemic that continues to worsen every year, and that caused over 59,000 deaths …

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Better Pain Management Will Remove Painkiller Addiction

The 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 38% of Americans—that’s almost 92 million people—used prescription opioids in the previous year. Eleven and a half million of these individuals misused these painkilling drugs, and 1.9 million of them had a painkiller addiction. Misuse is defined as taking a medication that has not …

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Discover What Causes Addiction in Our Society

What causes addiction? Can you become addicted to drugs after just one use, or is addiction passed down through our genes? There are roughly 22.7 million Americans who suffer from substance use disorders, but not all cases can be traced back to just one cause. In reality, there are countless reasons a person might suffer …

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Alcohol Statistics: Alcoholism Rates are Soaring in America

Over 88,000 die each year due to alcohol related fatalities, which is more than all of the opioid overdose fatalities put together. If the United States is facing an opioid addiction crisis, then there is no question that we are also facing an alcohol addiction crisis. Excessive alcohol use cost the United States 249 billion …

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5 Long-Term Effects of Painkillers on the Brain

Painkillers, or opioids, are commonly prescribed for short-term use to treat moderate to severe pain such as that caused by injury and surgery. Painkillers have been used to treat pain since the early 20th century, but became more widely used during the 1990s when oxycodone was released under the brand name OxyContin. Today, more than …

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Are You Suffering from Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Benzo Addiction

Benzodiazepine addiction is a growing problem in the United States, partly due to the dramatic increase in anxiety and sleep disorders seen in recent decades. Many people who develop a benzo addiction were prescribed the medication to relieve anxiety, panic attacks, or insomnia, and may not even realize that they’ve become physically dependent. Benzodiazepines such …

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Take Warning of These 6 Family Roles in Addiction

Everyone is affected by addiction

Addiction is a family disease affecting not just the individual with a substance use disorder, but the entire family. When someone in your family is addicted and in denial, there are roles that family members assume, which contribute to the problem. This phenomenon is a natural reaction to the chaos and pain that addiction creates—family …

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