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Addiction And Your Family

Addiction harms many things in society and people’s lives. It hurts your body, for one thing. You may damage your internal organs, brain, and even overdose from doing drugs. In addition, drugs hurt your mental and emotional well-being. It also harms society, communities, and families. It does so by breaking down interpersonal relationships, destroying trust,…

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What You Need to Know About Alcohol-Related Stigma

Alcohol is the third leading cause of lifestyle-related deaths in the United States, after tobacco and poor diet. An estimated 88,000 people die every year due to alcohol-related disorders. Alcoholics often face stigma through negative judgment and exclusion. Besides, the negative perception of mental illness contributes to a worsening of the situation. Many people who…

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What Are the Alcoholism Effects on Varying Ages?

Everyone knows that drinking excess alcohol is harmful to the body. But what many still debate on is – how much is excess? There is always a vast gray area regarding alcoholism effects on varying ages or different medical conditions. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), long-term binge drinking can…

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How to Support a Recovering Loved One to Overcome Addiction

Are you unsure of how to support a recovering loved one conquer addiction? Well, you’re not alone. A mental health condition affects everyone in the family and even friends. Many people think that once the rehab detox and addiction treatment are complete, everything will go back to normal. However, achieving long-term sobriety and recovery is…