Is Substance Abuse in College Higher in Greek Life?

Posted on October 8, 2019 in Addiction

Substance abuse takes many forms on campus but do members of Greek letter societies really drink and use drugs more than the average student? Well, unless you’re planning to join a completely sober fraternity, you’re going to be exposed to alcohol on a regular basis if you go Greek. Not only is heavy drinking pretty

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Signs of Addiction in Young Adults

Posted on October 1, 2019 in Addiction

When you’re bringing up children, it’s pointless pretending the teenage years are not fraught with trouble but is it inevitable you’ll be looking for signs of addiction or is this less common than you might fear? Unfortunately, young adults are still experimenting with underage drinking and taking drugs in enormous numbers. In SAMHSA’s 2016 National

Addiction Recovery Tips For Families

Posted on September 17, 2019 in Addiction

Addiction is sadly commonplace these days meaning addiction recovery is something experienced by millions of families each year. Luckily, there are some addiction recovery tips that may prove to be helpful for overcoming this illness. With 21.5 million Americans struggling with substance abuse and 80% of that number also classified as alcohol dependent, addiction strikes

Addiction And Drug Rehabs In Indianapolis

Posted on September 16, 2019 in Addiction

States like Indiana and Kentucky have seen the full effects of the opioid crisis and the drug epidemic that has hit the country and led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Between rural and urban areas around the country and in those states, nobody is safe. Luckily, organizations that have drug rehabs

Google Launches New Addiction Recovery Website

Posted on September 12, 2019 in Addiction

Google has launched a new website that it’s calling “Recover Together”. The website aggregates recovery resources, including treatment locations, addiction information, personal testimonies, and more to help those who are struggling with substance abuse find the support that they need. The website has a number of features but is broken down into three categories: recovery,

Does Genetics Play A Role In Addiction

Posted on September 2, 2019 in Addiction

Addiction is a struggle faced daily by millions. According to the US Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, one out of seven Americans will struggle with addiction at some point. The same study reports that of those suffering from addictions, only 10 percent receive treatment. Today, we’ll look at whether or not genetics

How To Help A Child With An Addiction

Posted on August 27, 2019 in Addiction

If you are worried that your loved one may be at risk for abusing drugs, you may be correct. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people are most likely to begin abusing drugs, including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs, during adolescence and young adulthood. By the time someone is a senior in high

Brooke Mueller Checks Into Trauma Center Amid Sobriety Struggles

Posted on August 12, 2019 in Addiction

Actress and celebrity Brooke Mueller checked herself into a trauma and rehabilitation center last week as she deals with struggles related to sobriety. “Brooke voluntarily checked herself into a trauma center on the East Coast and is working hard to get well. Like millions of people know, sobriety is a daily challenge,” a representative for

Stigma Surrounding Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Posted on August 6, 2019 in Addiction

In America, as many as 22 million adults and children over the age of 12 years old struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. This translates to 8.5% of the population. Though millions of people labor under the burden of addiction, very few people actually seek professional help to break their bondage to drugs and alcohol.

The Signs Of Denial During Addiction

Posted on August 5, 2019 in Addiction

Denial plays a pivotal role in addiction and goes a long way toward explaining why addicts persist with alcohol or substance abuse despite the many consequences they may face. Denial is often the first fundamental roadblock preventing the awareness and early acknowledgment that characterize the first stage of addiction recovery. Before we explore some of