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Drug & Alcohol Use

Drug and alcohol use are common, but can lead to addiction, which requires treatment to overcome. Read more about substance use and addiction here.

attractive young man in a baseball cap and flannel shirt leans his head against the outside window of a shop - dry drunk syndrome
When a person with an alcohol addiction becomes sober, it is a major achievement. But it is only the first step to long-lasting sobriety. Remaining sober takes a strong commitment and hard work each day. Those in early recovery must continue to address the mindset and behaviors that led to their addiction. If they do...
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the number ten made out of wood - children of alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics When children grow up in a home where one or both parents or caregivers struggles with active alcohol addiction, each day can bring chaos, fear, uncertainty, or sadness. They may be exposed to violence, arguments, abandonment, abuse, or neglect. Children of alcoholics learn they are never the priority. Instead of being...
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pretty blonde woman with her hands up to her eyes - excessive alcohol use and your eyes
Excessive Alcohol Use & Your Body You may be aware that excessive alcohol use damages your body. Did you know it can damage your eyes? Often when a person suffers from alcohol addiction, they have “alcoholic eyes.” The term refers to the harmful effects excessive alcohol consumption has on a person’s eyes and vision. Drinking...
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young bearded college student looking stressed and leaning against a locker - post-acute withdrawal syndrome
Drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects a person mentally and physically. When an individual stops using substances, they go through a period of detox and withdrawal. The symptoms they experience during this initial stage of withdrawal typically last for several days to a few weeks depending on the drug involved....
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pretty young woman lying on couch in therapy session with attractive man - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Drug or alcohol addiction, also known as a substance use disorder, is a chronic brain disease. Overcoming addiction requires not only breaking physical dependence on the substance but also addressing mental and emotional components of addiction. Therapy is an effective, evidence-based approach to dealing with underlying thoughts and emotions that drive addiction, and cognitive-behavioral therapy...
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pink clouds against a purple sky - pink cloud syndrome
Anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction knows recovery is hard work. You have to stay focused and safeguard your sobriety every day. Learning about pink cloud syndrome and its emotional rollercoaster is key to preventing relapse. What Is the Pink Cloud Syndrome? The term “pink cloud” was coined in Alcoholics Anonymous by members...
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closely cropped shot of pain pills spilling out of prescription bottle next to a glass of water - opioid addiction
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the drug epidemic in the United States continues to worsen. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021. Nearly two-thirds of those deaths (64 percent) were due to using synthetic opioids, in most cases fentanyl. What Are Opioids? Opioids...
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pretty middle age woman working late at an office computer - high-functioning
In the United States, millions of people struggle each day with alcohol use disorders. The signs of alcohol addiction are often easy to recognize in many people. However, for someone who is high-functioning, the signs of alcoholism are not always so clear. Defining “High-Functioning” The term “functional alcoholic” was used in a 2007 report by...
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illustration of a man standing in front of a huge question mark - functional addict
What Is a Functional Addict? The term functional addict is often used to describe a person who uses drugs or alcohol but continues to work and engage in life. While the term describes an important concept in addiction–the ability to be addicted to a substance while seeming “okay” or even successful to others–we prefer to...
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group of young adult friends playing card games in front of Christmas tree - New Year's Eve sober
For many people, possibly yourself in the past, celebrating New Year’s Eve means a night of drinking too much or partying with friends. As the holiday approaches, you may be wondering how to celebrate New Year’s Eve now that you are sober. We offer below six fun ways to bring in the New Year, have...
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