The Truth About Underage Drinking

Five friends giving Social Support in Recovery Alcohol is the most used and abused drug among young people in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) [1]. And while many youths think drinking underage is no big deal, research shows underage drinking comes with sobering consequences. Here is an honest look at the truth about underage drinking, plus [...]
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Alcoholism and Failed Relationships: Why They Often Go Hand in Hand

Married couple Alcoholism is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, millions of Americans abuse substances [1]. Addiction can negatively impact several aspects of someone’s life, including their relationships. Failed relationships are common when dealing with alcoholism. Even if someone’s addiction is kept a secret, the effects of alcohol abuse make it harder to have [...]
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Discussing Seeking Substance Use Disorder Treatment with Loved Ones

Nature Path Through Trees in Forest Research shows that support from loved ones can help decrease substance use [1]. Some people struggling with substance use or addictions keep their behavior a secret, especially from loved ones. This can be due to feeling ashamed, a desire to continue using substances, or fear of judgment. This can make it challenging to share with [...]
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Isolation and Alcoholism

Woman struggling with sex addiction Isolation is a common trademark of alcoholism. While there are numerous reasons why many alcoholics retreat from the outside world, the sobering truth is this: isolation fuels addiction and prevents many alcoholics from finding recovery. Isolation and Alcoholism Often Go Hand in Hand For some alcoholics, isolation develops over time as a symptom of alcoholism. [...]
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Saving Lives with Naltrexone – Vivitrol: A Crucial Defense in OUD

Doctor thinking about moving Methadone to Primary Care Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic, life-threatening, relapsing condition, often associated with legal, interpersonal, and employment problems. FDA approved safe and effective medications for OUD are methadone (a full opioid agonist), Buprenorphine (a partial agonist), Naltrexone, and Naltrexone-long-acting injectable or Vivitrol (opioid antagonists). Methadone and Buprenorphine suppress opioid withdrawal symptoms by being other opioid [...]
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