Is 30 Days Enough Time for Rehab?

I felt like an abject failure. After 30 days in rehab, I relapsed in just six days. I lost my job, and my parents told me I couldn’t see my children until I got my life together. What was wrong with me? I had every opportunity to change, and it didn’t work. I couldn’t even…

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How Alcohol Affects Relationships

Alcohol is the most commonly consumed substance in the world and while harmful, it is not only socially acceptable, but expected. Studies show that 56% of the U.S. adult population drinks regularly with some 86.4% drinking at least occasionally.  Alcoholic beverages like beer, win, spirits, and liquors are so commonly accepted that you are unlikely…

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7 Symptoms of Heroin Use

Heroin is one of the most popular street drugs in the United States, used every day by thousands of Americans. Despite being illegal, more than 690,000 people use it every year, and the average rate of abuse is going up, with data showing increases of over 50% between 2002 and 2012. Unfortunately, heroin hurts users,…

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Why Does Rehab Keep Failing for Some People?

Over 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Addictions affect lives, ruin finances, and exacerbate abuse, violence, and mental disorders such as stress and anxiety – but somehow only 11% of addicts ever seek out treatment. This disparity is fueled not only by the difficulties of recognizing problems with substance use, making time…

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