Addiction and Abuse

What Are the Risks of Detoxing from Alcohol at Home?

An alcoholic can become so desperate to end their addiction that they may consider attempting to detox at home – with no medical supervision nor caring, informative treatment support workers. However, going through the detoxification process without suitable medical and appropriate emotional help has many pitfalls. Trying to detox without medical help could lead to […]

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Is There Such a Thing as a “Functional Addict”?

When people consider the effects of addiction, they may envision the negative stereotypes that are often associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Consequently, some of the most common perceptions of addiction are really just presumptive judgments. People assume that addicts are thieving criminals who can’t be trusted, are profoundly selfish and self-indulgent, and should always […]

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The Stages of Addiction

In spite of how much we’ve learned, the general population tends to have a very poor understanding of addiction. Is it a disease or is it a behavioral issue? To define addiction merely as a brain disease does very little in the way of explaining how the disease develops. Addictions don’t form overnight, so what […]

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Addiction: A Choice?

When it comes to the world of addiction treatment and research, perhaps no question carries as much weight as the one that seeks to understand just how much free will addicts have over their behavior. The reason lies in the implications. Say addiction is a condition underpinned by choice. If that’s the case, society is […]

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