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Understanding the Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline

Withdrawing from any drug is never enjoyable. In most cases, however, it doesn't put people at risk of physical harm. Unfortunately, that's not the case with alcohol withdrawal. Below is a closer look at the alcohol withdrawal timeline and why the process can be so dangerous.

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Characteristics of Top Rated Alcohol Rehab Centers

Finding top rated alcohol rehab centers in Seattle isn't hard when they know what to look for. However, what makes an alcohol rehab center great? Below is a closer look at traits that are a must when individuals search for the perfect rehab center.

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What is Lean? Learn the Dangers

Not all drugs come in pill or powder form. Lean is one of the most dangerous drugs out there, and it comes as a beverage. What is Lean? Learn more about the drug, why it's dangerous, and how you can fight back against a lean addiction.

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2017 Addiction Statistics

At the end of the year, it's always a good time to look back and reflect on what has changed. Unfortunately, addiction is still a big problem in the United States. In some areas, however, we can see some positive changes, which is encouraging. Take a closer look at these 2017 addiction statistics to see the ways that we as a country still need to improve.

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Opioids and Senior Citizens: What's the Real Story?

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a person who is addicted to drugs? Even if you’ve heard about the opioid crisis, we’re willing to bet that you imagined a twitchy teen or a drunk twenty-something.

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Will the Opioid Epidemic Ever End?

More than three million people in the United States are addicted to opioids, and over 33,000 of them die each year as a result of accidental overdoses. The opioid epidemic is a serious and growing problem, leading some to question whether there’s an end in sight. 

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Tough Love and Addiction: Why It Doesn't Work - Maia Szalavitz

“I was, in general, terrified of other people; I used drugs for emotional protection and social comfort.”

So writes Maia Szalavitz in her book Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, which interweaves her personal addiction account with science and research supporting the idea of addiction as a learning disorder, and why tough love doesn't work with drug addicts.

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Alcohol and Depression: Common Companions of Dual Diagnosis

Did you know that according to 2013 CDC findings, nearly 50% of the general population will deal with a mental health issue over the course of their lifetime?

It’s true. And when people don’t receive the right support and treatment for those issues, many begin abusing substances to mask the pain they feel. As the 2013 CDC report notes, mental illness is associated with drug and alcohol abuse.

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