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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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Factors That Aggravate an Addiction

Robin Williams said in a TV special that an alcoholic is someone who will violate his standards quicker than he can lower them. It’s a poignant observation from someone who underwent substance abuse treatment. A creative way to get people...

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Addiction Isn’t a “Disease”

Addiction, like alcoholism and other forms of addiction, is not a disease nor should it be treated like them. According to Stanton Peele, Ph.D. et al., in The Truth About Addiction and Recovery (1992), the disease-paradigm proves more...

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Reasons Why Young Adults Face Substance Abuse

Drug abuse can affect anyone. From seniors to children, the effects of addiction can be detrimental to anyone who indulges in it. Drugs are beneficial to our health when used correctly, but abusing it every day can lead to unwanted changes in...

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Why You Should Join Support Groups

Dealing with problems alone may give us the time and space we need to cope with our situation, but sometimes, seeking help is better. Being alone can oftentimes be detrimental and leaving ourselves to our thoughts can lead to unwanted...

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Long-Term Consequences of Addiction

Addiction can pose detrimental effects to a person’s well-being. And as the problem grows, someone with addiction issues will suffer from more serious effects. What’s worse: if you confront them about their activity, they might find ways...

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How to Recognize an Addiction Problem

Addiction is a chronic condition that affects several brain functions due to substance overdose. However, according to a study, the definition of addiction can extend to the dependence on alcohol, tobacco, medication, gambling, video games,...

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