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Common Excuses to Avoid Rehab

Unfortunately, it’s common for people with a substance use disorder to resist treatment and make up excuses to escape rehab. Many experts say that people can’t be pushed into recovery

Healthy Ways to Prevent Relapse in Recovery

Addiction is a lifelong illness and, like other chronic diseases, you’ll need to learn ways to manage it on a day-to-day basis. This includes strategies to help prevent relapse. What

Treating Physical vs. Psychological Addiction

Addiction is both physical and psychological – meaning it not only impacts the body but it also impacts the mind. Physical addiction, for instance, causes your body to become dependent

Auto Accidents Up in States That Legalized Marijuana

Here’s yet another downside of legalizing recreational marijuana: more auto accidents. A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute said that crashes in

5 Most Addictive Substances Around the World

A recent article on CNN.com brought up an interesting question: What are the most addictive substances? Of course, the answer is far from simple and varies according to the points of view

Study: Pot Can Reprogram Sperm Genes

If you’re a man of child-bearing age, here’s yet another reason to stop using marijuana. A new study suggests that smoking pot can cause a number of genetic changes to

Recovery On New Year’s Eve

Men and women in their first year of recovery face an obstacle soon—New Year’s Eve. While all essential holidays can’t present issues for people with varying lengths of time, NYE

Understanding the Differences Between CBT and DBT

If you or someone you love begins treatment for a substance use disorder, you’ll likely experience psychotherapy. Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy plays a key role in helping to

Signs of Marijuana Addiction

Despite the growing legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana, the dangers of the drug still exist. This is especially true since marijuana has become much more potent over the

Cannabis Use Research Reveals New Insights

On November 6, 2012, the State of Colorado became the first state to pass cannabis legalization legislation, along with the State of Washington, successfully. Colorado Amendment 64, enacted as Article