addiction is a disease

How Addiction is a Disease

Addiction has a lot of negative stigmas attached to it. Instead of seeing the internal and external problems associated with addiction, often people shift the blame to the user. There …

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The 1970 Controlled Substances Act 

For decades, the Controlled Substances Act, or more specifically, the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, has served as the foundation for the campaign against narcotics and …

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8 Addiction Forums for Recovery

Are you contemplating joining an addiction recovery forum? Is it to share your thoughts, to understand addiction from the perspective of other people, or to inspire you to take action? …

different types of counselors in rehab

The Different Types of Counselors in Rehab

There are several different types of counselors in rehab treatment facilities. Each counselor may use different kinds of therapies to help people with addictions reach their sobriety goals. Your counselor …

how to stay sober without aa

How to Stay Sober Without AA

Do you abuse alcohol? If you are in recovery or are going to be in recovery, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is one of the options you can use. There are some people …

different classes of drugs

The Different Classes of Drugs

According to U.S. federal law, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places substances under certain schedules. The schedules relate to the substances’ potential for abuse, medical use, and liability for dependency and …

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The 10 Strangest Drug Slang Terms

Many drugs are known by names other than their official names. This is true for prescription drugs and those used illegally. The names frequently change, partly because drug dealers and …

options for rehab

What Are My Options for Rehab?

There are a few steps that need to be taken when it comes to recovery from addiction. First, the individual needs to acknowledge the struggles and dependencies that came with the abused substance. The next step is …