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I Don’t Drink Every Day But Can’t Stop I Do

Alcohol Issue: No Off Switch When Drinking Let's explore a common alcohol issues as it pertains to having no off switch when drinking. Alcoholism is a complex disease. As with most substances, alcohol can impact each person differently…

I Drink a Bottle of Wine Every Night Am I An Alcoholic?

Enjoying a glass of wine is a favorite pastime for many, and it can easily turn into a regular occurrence. Drinking a glass when you get home from work, while you’re cooking dinner, settling in for your favorite movie or sitcom can be part…
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Am I Addicted to Alcohol?

Am I addicted to alcohol? The use of alcohol is considered by many to be a social event. In fact, the normalization of excessive alcohol use has become part of American culture and has a tremendous impact on social interaction for many. Alcohol…
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How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National…
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Hardest Addictions to Kick

Top 10 Hardest Addictions to Kick Different drugs, whether prescription medications or illegal substances can all elicit a wide range of sensations for its users. From relaxed, calming moods, to high energy and feelings of euphoria, most drugs…
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Common Skin Problems for Drug Abusers and Alcoholics: Broken Down By Drug Type

It is common knowledge that prolonged drug use can cause major health complications for the body’s most vital organs – especially the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. But, most people neglect the fact that drug addiction can also be…
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Drug and Alcohol Dependence

When it comes to drug and alcohol dependence and drug and alcohol addiction, the difference between the two might be challenging to understand. Some treatment centers focus on only dependence. Others only use addiction. Still more focus only…
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Recovery Resources During COVID-19: We’re Still Open!

AspenRidge wants to take this time to keep the recovery community connected and offer resources to our clients, staff and the community. Over the next few weeks, we will be hosting several online events and offering support in any way we can…
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Alcohol Addiction Facts

Alcohol addiction can take over your life and turn it inside out, making this time confusing and complicated. Moreover, many myths still exist about alcohol addiction, which may leave you understandably befuddled and bemused. It's essential…
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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

A National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017, stated that about 18.7 million adults in the United States had a substance use disorder. That equates to…