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What Are the Most Abused Drugs?

While there are some drugs that may be prescribed for medicinal purposes, others can be taken illegally for their narcotic or stimulant effects which can become addictive. Drug addiction is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is complex and can be difficult to overcome, especially for those using the most abused drugs in the […]


Children of Alcoholics

According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an estimated 27 million children live in households where there is a parent struggling with alcohol use disorder. These children are often exposed to instability, inconsistent discipline, chaos, uncertainty, emotional or physical neglect, arguments, violence and/or depression, and feelings of abandonment among other abusive behaviors. […]

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4 Signs of High Functioning Alcoholism

Am I a High Functioning Alcoholic? The stereotypical image of an alcoholic is often someone who is jobless and/or homeless, someone who appears outwardly disheveled and unkempt, and someone who may have lost the people and things in their life that matter. Unfortunately, this is not always the reality. These stereotypes are usually the result […]

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Substance Abuse Statistics in Florida

Florida has made a name for itself over the years for its white sand beaches, high-end nightlife, and being the home of the most magical place on earth — Disney World. Serving as one of the most traveled to and through places in the country, Florida also reigns as one of the top addiction treatment […]

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Long-Term Effects of Opioids

Opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and heroin, are some of the most addictive substances in the entire world. Unfortunately, here in the United States, they are abused at rates so high that we have been in the midst of an opioid epidemic since 2011. And as we make our way into a new decade, […]

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The Correlation Between Anxiety and Addiction

The United States is no stranger to mental illness, as about 1 in 5 American adults have one.  Anxiety, in particular, is the most common mental illness, with 40 million adults affected. On top of that, more than 21 million people in the country have an addiction, and many of those people have a co-occurring […]

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Signs of Drug Seeking Behavior

More than 15 million Americans are addicted to drugs, with many of them addicted to prescription drugs. Commonly prescribed medications like Xanax, Oxycodone, Klonopin, Fentanyl, and Adderall are some of the most highly sought-after medications in the country. While these medications can be more beneficial than dangerous when used as directed and under the supervision […]

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How to Handle Addiction in Your Marriage

The disease of addiction is insidious and pervasive. It is designed to do anything and everything to destroy both the individual directly affected and anyone remotely connected to it. When addiction is occurring within your marriage, you know this to be true.  Watching your spouse battle drug or alcohol addiction can create a complex blend […]

Signs of Codependency

Signs of Codependency

Codependency occurs when a person sacrifices their own needs and general wellbeing for someone other than themselves. They gather their sense of self and purpose from the opinions and behaviors of those around them rather than from within. In relation to addiction, people who are in relationships where one or more members are codependent are […]


What are the Differences Between CBT and DBT?

Research has proven that the most effective way to treat the disease of addiction is through a combination of therapy and medication. In nearly all levels of addiction treatment, ranging from residential treatment to outpatient treatment, behavioral therapies serve as a crux of recovery. Of the most renowned behavioral therapies for the treatment of addiction […]