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Explaining Addiction to Children

Substance abuse problems affect millions of households. In the United States, one in four children is exposed to alcohol abuse or dependence within their family. Talking to a child about a parent’s addiction can be heart-wrenching and complicated—especially when the child seems too young to grapple with addiction.   How can you help a child […]

Treating Addiction as a Disease

For many years, addiction was seen as a moral failing. Addicts were too often dismissed by society as demonstrating weakness or foolishness—as if they were losing in a battle of willpower. But as we learn more about substance use disorders, research suggests that addiction is much more complex than its historical perception. With a renewed […]

Loneliness and Addiction

As we know from numerous studies, mental health is strongly connected to physical health. Recent studies on loneliness have searched for a deeper understanding of this phenomenon through the lens of social connections and interactions, finding that strong connections with others are beneficial to one’s health. Conversely, the absence of those connections can have damaging […]