Articles About Addiction and Recovery

Our articles on addiction and recovery are written by mental health experts and peer reviewed by seasoned professionals.

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What Are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause distortions in people’s reality while producing a euphorically good feeling. While under the influence of hallucinogens, some people claim to see, hear, and feel things that seem real but aren’t.

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Why Addiction Changes How Your Brain Works

Addiction is a chronic disease that profoundly affects your brain and how it operates. Understanding how addiction and the brain intercept is crucial to recognizing how substance and behavioral addictions hijack your brain.

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Coping With Love Addiction Withdrawal

Most people are familiar with the whirlwind of feelings that come with falling in love. You may make rash decisions, want to be with the person all the time, and deprioritize other things in your life during this stage of a relationship. But

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What Causes Addiction?

Perspective and research on what causes addiction changes over time, from the belief that addiction is an incurable genetic disorder to understanding that substance use targets the brain’s reward system. The causes of addiction can include risk factors, past trauma, genetics, environment, and

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Understanding Alcohol Use Disorder and Treatment Options

If you or someone you love can’t stop or control your alcohol consumption despite its adverse impacts on your life, you may have alcohol use disorder. This post will help you understand this disorder, its symptoms, and treatment options. What is Alcohol Use

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Everything You Need to Know About Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a common prescription painkiller often used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Being opioid-based, it also has the potential for dependence and addiction. Vicodin addiction and misuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and a significant contributor to the country’s

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8 Common Questions About Internet Addiction

You’ve likely joked about spending too much time online. You may even cringe when you get your weekly screen time report. Who doesn’t? But there is a difference between spending more time than you think you should online and internet addiction. When you

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