How to Talk with Someone Who Needs Addiction Treatment

Think of someone in your life who might be showing signs of an addiction. Maybe they downplay their substance abuse as social or recreational. Perhaps you have caught them hiding how often they’re using. You notice changes in their behavior, such as increased aggression or irritability. When someone asks them about it, they immediately become defensive […]

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Addiction: How it affects the body

Most people have heard some of the common side effects of using drugs. When we hear the same warnings repeatedly, they can start to lose their shock value or sound less dangerous. But when you examine the human body as a whole, a remarkable number of vital organs – particularly the brain – are severely […]

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How to Support Your Loved One During Recovery

When someone is beginning their road to recovery, family and friends often feel unsure how to help in the process. You want to support that recovering addict, but you don’t know what to say. Perhaps you haven’t dealt with addiction, so you aren’t sure how to relate to their situation. What can you do to […]

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