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Understanding the link between addiction and sleep

What’s the connection between substance abuse and a good nights rest? Addiction spreads its effects to all aspects of life, and sleep is no exception. However, the relationship between the two, addiction and sleep, can be complicated. Sometimes addiction-related sleep issues last months or even years. However, sleep can be influenced by behaviors, which means … Read more

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The real cost of using your insurance to pay for drug rehab

After rehab is finished … am I going to get a big bill? In other words, what does drug rehab cost? Or more specifically, what is my cost, going to be? After looking for a treatment center for my son, who was suffering from drug addiction, I was presented with enticing ads. Some of the … Read more

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10 smart and candid answers to addiction questions

Addiction Questions and Answers Drug and alcohol abuse are chronic diseases that rip through families. Addiction takes down everything in its path. Once in a while, I will talk to someone, who insists that their substance abuse is not hurting anyone. This is because they isolate while under the influence. This is a myth. At the … Read more

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Your loved One is Going to Rehab

What to expect….. When your loved one is going to Rehab The first thing to remember is that drug addiction or alcoholism is a complex illness. It’s characterized by intense and uncontrollable drug cravings. These cravings cause irrational, compulsive drug seeking behaviors. So, it only makes sense that going to rehab, is not going to … Read more

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Is Alcoholism and Addiction a disability?

The American’s with Disability Act and Addiction The ADA is the American’s with Disabilities Act. There are protections for people who have disabilities. So, a common question is “since Alcoholism and Addiction are considered a disease, is it also a disability. Drug and alcohol abuse and dependence are classified as treatable illnesses by both “standard” … Read more

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Can Drug Addicts or Alcoholics Tell the Truth?

Alcoholics, Drug Addicts and the Truth If you have ever spent time with someone with a drug addiction problem then you know it’s hard to get a straight answer. Don’t blame yourself. Their stories are always so convincing. The Cycle of Lies You begin to really hate the person and hate yourself because you keep … Read more

I am a Parent of a Drug Addict | The Harsh and Surprising Truth

Denial is a big part of addiction When parents have a child who is using drugs, it puts them in an awkward spot. This is particularly true when the child (adult or not) lives at home.  It’s very easy to deny your child has a problem. This is especially true when you are being told … Read more

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Drug Intervention Guide

Is my loved one a good candidate for a drug or alcohol intervention? I have some good news. Substance abuse recovery treatment has advanced in the last couple of decades. It’s no longer true required that you have to hit “rock bottom” to get help. A planned drug intervention might possibly be the solution that … Read more