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Drug addiction is a disease of both the brain and the body. It’s also known as substance use disorder, which can be alcohol use disorder or drug use disorder. Addiction to substances triggers behaviors beyond your control that…

How can you stay sober after rehab? The answer to this is certainly easier said than done. Once you’ve completed your rehab program – many of which are residential or inpatient – do you know what things you…

According to the Chicago Tribute, there were arrests done over Easter 2018 weekend after huge amounts of K2 or synthetic marijuana was sold at a convenience store, of all places, were found to be contaminated with a toxic…

It’s not easy to recognize from the get-go that your loved one has become a drug addict and/or an alcoholic. It’s only when his symptoms have worsened to a degree that it becomes painfully obvious he has impulse…

Most people talk about addiction in a flippant way, thinking that liking something a lot is enough to classify you as an addict. For example: drinking coffee everyday means you’re a coffee addict; binge watching the Marvel Cinematic…

Across the United States, college students make up one of the largest demographics or groups of drug abusers to date. Millennial and Generation Z youths aged 18 to 24 years of age have heightened addiction risk. In fact,…

Developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (or DBT) is a treatment that’s from the same Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) umbrella as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (or ACT). Like CBT and ACT, DBT focuses on treatments…