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Why Do People Do Drugs: Getting To The Core Of Addiction

Why Do People Do Drugs: Getting To The Core Of Addiction

Why do people do drugs? The answer to this question is, unfortunately, unique to every situation. If there was a right or wrong answer to this question, it may be possible to put an end to drug abuse. However, millions of people each year suffer from substance abuse issues. Certain people are more at risk of […]

What To Expect From A Substance Abuse Assessment

What To Expect From A Substance Abuse Assessment

Substance abuse is a disease that affects millions of people every year. You might not even realize that someone you know is in need of a substance abuse assessment until they tell you they are a struggling addict. These are often people who live, work, and function in society without even a hint of them […]

AA Challenges: How To Tackle The Daunting 4th Step

AA Challenges: How To Tackle The Daunting 4th Step

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international, mutual aid organization that is dedicated to supporting men and women to achieve sobriety from the use of alcohol and to stay sober. It was founded in Ohio in 1935 and currently is estimated to have over 2 million members. In this article, we’ll take a close look at the […]

How to Quit Drinking: 6 Helpful Steps to Take Today

How to Quit Drinking: 6 Helpful Steps to Take Today

Alcohol is a legal drug that people use for fun or to help them cope with stress. The latter can be dangerous both to the consumer and everyone around them. For people dealing with a constant temptation to drink, common triggers can be challenging, and they may not know how to quit drinking. Quick Navigation […]

10 Things You Need To Know About Alcohol Use Disorder

10 Things You Need To Know About Alcohol Use Disorder

Image via unsplashIt’s usually not a problem when you have a drink now and then. But when drinking becomes a problem, it may be considered an alcohol use disorder according to medical terminology. In the U.S., alcohol use disorder affects about 16 million people. That’s about 6.2% of the adult population over 18 years of age. Of […]

How to Use Contingency Management to Treat Addiction

How to Use Contingency Management to Treat Addiction

The treatment of addiction is important because it restores a person to an active, social, and a drug-free lifestyle. We recommend taking such steps as soon as possible, especially if you have a loved one who is an addict. This is to ensure that treatment takes place before further damage to the brain. Research has […]

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