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Category Archives: International

The Financial Toll of Addiction

All addictions wreak havoc on the addicted person and on everyone who is close to them. The physical toll is often obvious. People lose weight, become ill, and develop all manner of physical problems. Families are wracked with worry. People close to the addicted person can develop anxiety and depression. The financial toll of addiction…

Prescription Mediation Abuse

Drug addiction and drug abuse are not limited to illegal substances. Many people become inadvertently addicted to prescription medications. While some steal these medications, many start out as legitimate prescriptions for a variety of issues. Statistics show that in the United States more than 115 people die from overdosing on opioids each day. While some…

Relationships in Sobriety

The topic of relationships in sobriety and recovery inevitably comes up. At what point are we ready to get involved in a relationship which is by its nature extremely complicated and emotionally weighted? After all, one of the primary goals of recovery is to avoid complications and emotional weight. And are we able to fully…

Prescription Opioid Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone, of any age, and at any point or station in life. Some addicts are openly discussed, those that tear apart families from the first use like meth or heroin. Other addictions such as gambling or alcohol have numerous, specific programs that target the intense effect these substances can have over…

How Obsession and Compulsion Drive Addiction: Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series about obsession and compulsion. In part one of this series, we told you that obsession and compulsion drive addiction. We also talked about obsession. Now, let’s talk about compulsion. Obsessive Thoughts Eventually Lead To Compulsive Action Compulsion is defined as “an irresistible urge to behave in a…