Woman distressed going through the stages of addiction

Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a progressive, chronic and potentially fatal condition that impacts tens of millions of Americans annually. The stages of addiction can progress rapidly, which can have severe and damaging consequences. All psychoactive substances can cause addiction, which can lead to physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. Recreational use can lead to abuse and addiction,…

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Recognizing Self Injury Awareness Day 2019

Self Injury Awareness Day takes place on March 1. The day represents a grassroots effort to bring attention to the myths and facts about self-harm. According to a Reuters study, one in 12 teenagers engages in acts of self-injury. Raising awareness can help people who struggle with self-harm to feel understood and get the treatment…

a woman ponders her own addictive behaviors

How to Spot Addictive Behaviors

Are people telling you that you have a problem with drugs or drinking? Do you vehemently disagree with them? There are addictive behaviors that can help you decide whether they might have a point. Here’s what you need to know. If these behaviors are apparent in someone you love, seek help from a professional treatment…