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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.
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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The Dangers of Boofing Drugs

What Does “Boofing” Drugs Mean? Boofing is a slang term used to describe the process of ingesting a drug through the anus. It’s also called booty bumping, hooping, plugging, butt chugging, or UYB (up your bum).  People most commonly boof heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine. But most drugs, including alcohol, can be used in this manner. […]
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Smoking Heroin: Risks & Effects

What is Heroin? How is it Used? Heroin is an illegal opioid drug made from morphine, a prescription pain relief drug. Heroin comes in various colors and forms and can be ingested in different ways, including smoking. People use heroin because it provides an immediate rush, followed by a mellow feeling. The brain converts heroin […]
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Lunesta Side Effects

What is Lunesta (Eszopiclone)? Lunesta is the brand name for eszopiclone, a prescription medication used to treat insomnia.  Insomnia is a sleep problem characterized by persistent problems with falling asleep or staying asleep. Some controlled sleep laboratory and outpatient studies have found that eszopiclone improves sleep quality and reduces sleep latency.  Lunesta may be used […]
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