Addiction Articles

Browse our library of informative articles regarding addiction. Addiction doesn't occur with just alcohol or drugs - it can include gambling, food, sex, shopping or anything else that satisfies a need or provides an escape.

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Opioid Addiction: Misconceptions, Challenges and the Path to Recovery

When discussing opioid abuse, it’s important to recognize that prescription pain medication has a beneficial purpose. Opioid medications block the pain receptors in the brain, helping a person feel comfortable while recovering from an accident, injury, surgery, cancer, etc.  Read more

What you need to know about OPIOIDS

Opioids include illicit drugs like herion and licit prescription pain relievers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, methadone, fentanyl, and others.  Opioids interact with the nervous system to relieve pain.  Many users will experience extremely pleasurable effects from them, and risk of addiction.  Read more

Addiction APPS for your phone

There are many apps related to addictions. Here are some of the currently top rated ones.  Read more

Alcohol Abuse: What You Should Know

Everything in Moderation. If you drink alcoholic beverages, please do so in moderation. Read more.

Not In My Neighborhood: The Facts of Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamine, is it just a trend or an epidemic? Unfortunately statistics show that meth isn’t just a passing trend. The average age of new users is 18.4 years and meth lab seizures have gone up 577% nationally since 1995. Read more.

Gambling Addiction on the Rise

With more states opening casinos and lotteries offering multimillion-dollar jackpots, Americans are gambling more than ever before and many are losing control. Read more.