Research has shown that addicts attending peer support groups have lower rates of relapse and a higher quality of life — but one size doesn't fit all and selecting the right group matters.
Benzodiazepines make you feel calmer and more mellow — it's no wonder that many people with undiagnosed anxiety abuse them. They're also pretty addictive. Might you be addicted, and what treatment options are available?
Current and past cancer patients have a unique risk of falling victim to substance abuse. Why is that, and what can be done about it?
All of us have experienced sadness, disappointment or a feeling of being lost and not knowing which step to take next in our lives. Some of us deal with the pressure by using and abusing different substances, and it sometimes spirals out of control.
Should you do everything you can to make sure a recovering alcoholic in your life isn't confronted with potential triggers for relapse, or is it OK to raise a glass to their sobriety?
Living with crippling anxiety is no walk in the park — and it's no wonder that so many people who suffer from anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, turn to alcohol or drugs to find some relief. A double diagnosis can result, but help is available.
The transtheoretical model of addiction recovery, often called the "stages of change", is quite popular. Despite its initial appeal, the model has also been debunked pretty thoroughly.
Did you know that men and women start using drugs and alcohol for different reasons, and once they do, substance abuse also impacts them in unique ways?
Adults and adolescents with ADHD face substance abuse struggles in alarming numbers. Why? And what treatment options are available?
As many as half of people suffering from PTSD also face a substance use disorder. The combination is harder to treat than either disorder alone, but you have options.