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Alcoholics Anonymous or AA is one of the largest support groups for recovering alcoholics across the country. No matter where you live, you can often find many meetings within easy distance. This faith-based program follows a 12-step principle that members work on in order. How does AA help those who…

man on couch thinking about dangers of designer drugs

There's a lot of talk about what people are calling designer drugs. They make it sound like these drugs are exotic and fun, or that they aren't harmful. But that's not the case. There are many dangers of designer drugs, including the idea that you don't always really know what's…

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With the growing level of social media is coming a growing level of substance abuse. That leaves some people to wonder if the two are linked together in some way. At first glance, it wouldn't seem like social media and substance abuse have anything in common. But a closer look…

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Often, the decision to quit an addictive substance is filled with ambivalence. This is especially true for individuals who are in treatment as a result of a court order, but even though those who seek treatment on their own may have a period of being unsure. Individuals worry about going…

September 11, 2001 started out just like any other Tuesday. Men and women all over the country woke up, showered, got dressed, kissed their kids and sent them off to school, and then got into their cars or boarded buses or trains and went off to work -- same as…

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The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it's critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here's what you need to know and how to get help with…

woman on stairs thinking about mental illness statistics

While millions of people suffer from mental illness in the US, countless individuals and their families remain in the shadows, trying to be strong. They keep it in the family and will not seek professional help. But these mental illness statistics may change how you think about mental illness, loved…

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