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When Does a Bad Habit Become an Addiction?

Whether it’s the constant tapping of a foot or the biting of fingernails, many people would probably admit to some habit...

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What Is Substance Use Detox and How Does It Work?

Although addiction can happen quickly, it’s not a simple process. Neither is treatment. Detoxification is typically the first stage of addiction...

myths about marijuana

6 Myths About Marijuana

We know a lot more about the potential medical benefits of marijuana now than we knew even just a few years...

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Why Do People Drink Alcohol?

Since the 1950s, researchers have examined people’s reasons for drinking alcohol. In various studies, self-reported motives for drinking alcohol have included:...

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The Consequences of Binge Drinking

Though often touted as a college rite-of-passage, binge drinking is the most common, costly, and sometimes fatal form of excessive alcohol...

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), combined with counseling and behavior therapies, helps those recovering from alcohol use disorder (AUD) by relieving withdrawal symptoms...

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Healing from Cannabis Addiction

If you use cannabis and are thinking of stopping, you might be wondering what to expect if you quit. Cannabis is...

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Learning to Express Negative Emotions in a Healthy Manner

Over the course of addiction treatment, you will experience a wide range of emotions — from the highest of highs to...