Symptoms of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

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Many people are familiar with the fact that alcohol can affect the liver but may wonder, are there external symptoms that we should be aware of when it comes to liver disease? Unfortunately, your liver can sustain lasting damage without showing obvious signs. It is not until the later stages of alcohol-related liver disease that […]

The Disease of Addiction: An Illness, Not a Character Flaw

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Daniel Radcliff, Elvis Presley, Robin Williams, Benjamin Franklin, Adele – all extremely impressive individuals in their own craft. However, despite the awards, accolades, and inventions, each of these individuals has also battled with a drug or alcohol addiction. Simple information like this provides reminders that addiction knows no bounds and can impact even the most […]

The Opioid Crisis Worsens Amid Pandemic

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It appears we are emerging from the pandemic. But another crisis, one that existed before and will continue after the coronavirus, rages on in communities around the US. The opioid crisis in California and across this country has only quickened its pace during the pandemic. In short, with “the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 […]

How To You Know If You Need Drug Detox

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Have you hit rock bottom? Are you even surprised you’re asking yourself that question? Many times, that’s what those who have substance misuse disorders or addiction will do—ask themselves if they’re at the point they need to go through detox. Wanting to know if you need a drug detox California facility’s help to recover and […]

Overdoses in Young Adults

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Substance abuse is on the rise among American teenagers and young adults. We live in a culture that heavily promotes binge drinking and partying. This promotes an exceedingly high level of mental illness. So it’s unsurprising there is a significant increase in overdoses in young adults. Vaping and marijuana use are at an all-time high […]

Why Addiction is Misunderstood

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We’re a nation of people who like to believe we are capable of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We think we can overcome enormous obstacles just through the sheer will of our intentions and hard work. So, when we hear about those who’ve succumbed to addiction, we may choose to tell ourselves that people […]