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Terry Hurley
group of young adult friends ice skating during the holidays
The holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and joy, of getting together with family and friends. For most people, the celebrations also come with moments of anxiety and stress. But for anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the holiday season might be much less about joy and much more about...
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handsome young man holding up his right hand - addiction
Millions of people in the United States are affected by addiction to drugs or alcohol. In fact, according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, almost 25 million Americans aged 12 and over struggle with substance use disorders. One of the most common mental illnesses in the country, addiction is defined by the National...
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pretty brunette woman drinking red wine at home - she has a glass and is holding the bottle - alcohol withdrawal
Did you know that in the United States, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance? More than 17 million adults, or one out of every twelve, are dependent on alcohol. Although alcohol is legal and easy to acquire, it is a drug. As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol slows down the chemical signals...
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young woman relaxed and leaning back on couch with her eyes closed - mindfulness meditation
Although everyone’s recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is unique, several recovery tools work well for most people: a healthy diet and exercise routine, consistently good sleep, and regular connection with the recovery community. Another wonderful tool for anyone to try is mindfulness meditation. Some might argue that mindfulness meditation is more than an effective...
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pretty young woman signing the number seven with her hands against a pink background - myths
What Are Myths? One definition of myth is a false belief held by many people. When it comes to addiction and recovery, myths are harmful to everyone involved. Only when people understand the truth about substance abuse, addiction, and recovery can long-term healing begin. We offer below seven common addiction myths and the realities behind...
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middle age man with long hair and a beard looking defeated, holding a glass of liquor while on the couch at home - addiction signs
Addiction to drugs or alcohol, also known as a substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex, chronic brain disease. It changes a person’s brain chemistry and thus their behavior, causing them to continue seeking and using their substance of choice regardless of any negative consequences. For some people, addiction begins with the experimental or recreational...
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makeshift methamphetamine lab
What Is Methamphetamine? Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or meth, is a very potent central nervous system psychostimulant. It produces feelings of euphoria, along with increased energy, alertness, and attention. Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II drug under the Food and Drug Administration’s Controlled Substances Act. Schedule II drugs have a high potential...
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upset looking young woman behind a bottle and full glass of liquor - alcohol addiction
In 2019, 14.5 million people in the United States ages twelve and older had an alcohol use disorder (AUD), and each year the number increases. Alcohol use disorder is the term that encompasses alcohol addiction (also known as alcoholism), alcohol dependence, and alcohol abuse. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. It is not uncommon...
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digital illustration depicting brain and brainwaves
The question of whether addiction to drugs or alcohol is a disease, a choice, or a moral failing has caused much debate. Does a person make a conscious choice to become addicted to these substances? Is that choice the result of moral weakness? Or is addiction a disease that develops over time that the medical...
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exterior of Indiana government building - drug use
Indiana is in the midst of a drug epidemic. As the crisis continues to grow, Hoosiers across the state are suffering from substance use disorders and dying from drug overdoses. According to the Indiana University website, nearly 1 in 12 people in Indiana have a substance use disorder. In 2019, overdose deaths increased in Indiana...
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