Tag: substance abuse

How does substance abuse affect people differently?

When you search the definition of substance abuse online you’ll often find that it is an overindulgence in, or dependence on, an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs. But what does this really mean, and why do some people become addicted to drugs, while others do not? Substance abuse or addiction, like any disease, varies […]

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Why Family and Friends Can be Key to Addiction Recovery

Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is a very personal journey. Many people on that path prefer it to be solitary or only shared with a counselor. They would rather not let loved ones in on the details of their substance abuse, so they shut them out of the process. However, recovery is a […]

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