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Millions of people of all ages and backgrounds are affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Our team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals have created science-based resources to help you and your loved ones get help.
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For most people with drug addiction, recovery isn’t successful until they receive professional treatment. Occasionally someone can overcome addiction on their own, but long-term success is rare. Instead, people who have access to medication...
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Being in love with a drug addict is difficult. For many people, drug addiction is enough to end the relationship. If you also struggle with addiction, it exacerbates the problem...
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Addiction Group is an informational web guide created for people struggling with substance use disorders (SUD), alcohol use disorders (AUD), and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our team of journalists, researchers, doctors, and medical professionals helps people find the right treatment for their individual needs and unique situations.
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If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction, it can seem hopeless. But you don’t have to go through this alone. We are here to help. Contact an addiction specialist or read more about how to deal with addiction.
Living with an alcoholic
People living with an alcoholic partner or family members deal with many negative things. The experience affects their health and happiness. Don't blame yourself for your loved one’s disorder. Seek help or set up an intervention.
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How to help an addict who doesn't want help
Learn how to spot the signs of addiction. It can be difficult to help an addict who doesn’t want help, but there are several steps you can take to help them find the treatment they need.
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Loving a drug addict
Being in love with a drug addict is difficult. For many people, drug addiction is enough to end the relationship. If you also struggle with addiction, it exacerbates the problem.
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How to deal with a drug addict child
The average age that young people begin using drugs is just 16 years old. Dealing with an addicted child is one of the most challenging situations any parent can face. Here are some steps you can take.
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Do you drink too much?
1 in 6 adults drinks seven or more drinks at least four times per month. The majority of U.S. adult heavy drinkers have binged in the last 30 days. Learn if your drinking is problematic.
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What is sobriety?
Sobriety means different things to different people. Generally, sobriety is viewed as enjoying a successful life in recovery. Not just the avoidance of intoxicants. Sobriety involves positive mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
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Is Hydrocodone Addictive?

What is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is a powerful painkiller and cough suppressant. It’s available in tablet, capsule, and oral solution forms.1, 2, 3 It’s the most common prescription opioid in the U.S. Over 136.7 million products were dispensed in 2013 and 93.7 million in 2016.4 Opioids are drugs that can relieve pain and produce pleasurable feelings. […]
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How Long Does Xanax Last?

Key Takeaways Xanax is a popular benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety, seizures, and other conditions. While effective, the drug can be highly addictive. Xanax’s effects can be felt in less than an hour. For most people, Xanax clears from the body within 2 to 4 days. Various factors influence how long it takes to […]
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Sober Curiosity

What is Sober Curiosity? Drinking is so ingrained in many cultures that it makes sobriety look ridiculous. People will only become sober if they’re already addicted to alcohol.  But many people are now sober, even though they don’t have alcohol problems. They’re a part of an emerging trend known as the “sober curious” movement.  While […]
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