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Understanding Drug Use and Addiction Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

Article from National Institute on Drug Abuse

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. ...

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Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may ...

Is Addiction a "Brain Disease"? Is Addiction a "Brain Disease"?

Article from Harvard Health Publishing by Michael Bierer, MD

According to Michael Bierer, MD, "The stigma and shame of addiction has much to do with the perception that people with substance use ...

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Is Addiction a "Brain Disease"?

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According to Michael Bierer, MD, "The stigma and shame of addiction has much to do with the perception that people with substance use disorders are ...

Overcoming Addictive Behavior Overcoming Addictive Behavior

Article from SMART Recovery by Jonathan von Breton, LCMHC, LCDP

ABC Written on Chalkboard Image This article uses the ABCs of abstinence as a self-help tool that can help change the way you think about ...

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Overcoming Addictive Behavior

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ABC Written on Chalkboard Image This article uses the ABCs of abstinence as a self-help tool that can help change the way you think about drugs and ...

What is Addiction? What is Addiction?

Medical News Today Article by Adam Felman

Man Behind Bars Image According to Adam Felman, "When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or ...

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What is Addiction?

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Man Behind Bars Image According to Adam Felman, "When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an ...

Drug Abuse and Addiction Drug Abuse and Addiction

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: NIH Research Timelines

Road Sign Pointing to Question Marks Image This timeline created by the National Institute of Health details the past, present, and future ...

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Drug Abuse and Addiction

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Article from Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

According to Elizabeth Hartney PhD., "If your substance use causes significant problems in your life, such as health issues, disability, ...

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According to Elizabeth Hartney PhD., "If your substance use causes significant problems in your life, such as health issues, disability, and or not ...

How Addiction Happens How Addiction Happens

A Personal Story of a Fentanyl Overdose

Our oldest son died of an accidental heroin/fentanyl overdose on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. Our family produced this video to ...

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How Addiction Happens

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Our oldest son died of an accidental heroin/fentanyl overdose on his 22nd birthday, in December, 2015. Our family produced this video to help teens ...

Anxiety and Alcohol: How I Quit Drinking Anxiety and Alcohol: How I Quit Drinking

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Anxiety and Alcohol: How I Quit Drinking

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An Overview of Addiction and Treatment An Overview of Addiction and Treatment

Article on Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

Woman Holding Whiskey Glass and Cigar Image According to Elizabeth Hartney PhD., "For a long time, addiction meant an uncontrollable habit ...

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An Overview of Addiction and Treatment

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Woman Holding Whiskey Glass and Cigar Image According to Elizabeth Hartney PhD., "For a long time, addiction meant an uncontrollable habit of using ...

Eliminating the Shame and Stigma of.. → Eliminating the Shame and Stigma of Addiction- Kathryn.. →

14:18 minute Tedx Talk

First Lady of North Dakota, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, sheds light on the addiction crisis through personal storytelling and encouragement ...

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First Lady of North Dakota, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, sheds light on the addiction crisis through personal storytelling and encouragement that ...

Addiction and the Power of Denial Addiction and the Power of Denial

Article from Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

In her article Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. says, "Denial is very common, particularly in those struggling with addictive behaviors. No one ...

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Addiction and the Power of Denial

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In her article Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. says, "Denial is very common, particularly in those struggling with addictive behaviors. No one wants to ...

Addiction and Trust: Marc Lewis Addiction and Trust: Marc Lewis

Tedx Talk by Marc Lewis

A former drug addict himself, Lewis now researches addiction. In order to get over ones addiction, he explains, self-trust is necessary.

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Addiction and Trust: Marc Lewis

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A former drug addict himself, Lewis now researches addiction. In order to get over ones addiction, he explains, self-trust is necessary.

How To Tell If Your Loved One Is Struggling.. → How To Tell If Your Loved One Is Struggling with Alcohol.. →

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Addiction is a Disease. We Should Treat it.. → Addiction is a Disease. We Should Treat it Like One

Ted Talk by former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael ...

Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of ...

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13 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Video-Video jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drug jplist-topic-Video 0 299555 299555 Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders. Description from TEDxMidAtlantic  Watch full video here

Addiction is a Disease. We Should Treat it Like One

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Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National ...

The Five Most Addictive Substances in the.. → The Five Most Addictive Substances in the World

Article on CNN by Eric Bowman

Hand Reaching for Pills Image Eric Bowman explains "From the points of view of different researchers, the potential for a drug to be ...

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The Five Most Addictive Substances in the World

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Hand Reaching for Pills Image Eric Bowman explains "From the points of view of different researchers, the potential for a drug to be addictive can ...

When Does Drug Use Become an Addiction? When Does Drug Use Become an Addiction?

Medically Reviewed Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

According to Buddy T, "Drug addiction is a complex and chronic brain disease. People who have a drug addiction experience compulsive, ...

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When Does Drug Use Become an Addiction?

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According to Buddy T, "Drug addiction is a complex and chronic brain disease. People who have a drug addiction experience compulsive, sometimes ...

Why Addicts Lie to the Ones They Love Why Addicts Lie to the Ones They Love

Video by Jonathan League, LPCC, LICDC

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Why Addicts Lie to the Ones They Love

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38 Signs of Addiction You May be Missing 38 Signs of Addiction You May be Missing

Article on Everyday Health by Author Linda Dahl

Woman Smoking a Cigarette Image Author of Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life, Linda Dahl, put together a checklist of addiction ...

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38 Signs of Addiction You May be Missing

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Woman Smoking a Cigarette Image Author of Loving Our Addicted Daughters Back to Life, Linda Dahl, put together a checklist of addiction signs and ...

What are the Symptoms of Addiction? What are the Symptoms of Addiction?

Medically Reviewed Article from Medical News Today by Adam Felman

Hand Stopping Falling Dominos Image According to Adam Felman, "Addiciton is a disease with a range of harmful conditions and behaviors. ...

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What are the Symptoms of Addiction?

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Hand Stopping Falling Dominos Image According to Adam Felman, "Addiciton is a disease with a range of harmful conditions and behaviors. Recognizing ...

Addictions Addictions

Article on Mental Health America

Silhouette With "Dependence" Stamped Across Image According to Mental Health America, "Substance abuse affects an estimated 25 million ...

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Addictions

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Silhouette With "Dependence" Stamped Across Image According to Mental Health America, "Substance abuse affects an estimated 25 million Americans. In ...

Why Addiction is Considered a Chronic Brain.. → Why Addiction is Considered a Chronic Brain Disease

Medically Reviewed Article from Very Well Mind by Buddy T

From the article: "Addiction affects your brain's reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry to the extent that your motivations ...

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Why Addiction is Considered a Chronic Brain Disease

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From the article: "Addiction affects your brain's reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry to the extent that your motivations are altered ...

5 Tips for Managing Triggers During.. → 5 Tips for Managing Triggers During Addiction Recovery

Article from PsychCentral by Kate Green

Sign Saying "Time to Think about Success" Image "Completing treatment for substance abuse or alcohol addiction is a major accomplishment. ...

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5 Tips for Managing Triggers During Addiction Recovery

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Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction

Medically Reviewed Article from Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

People Toasting Image According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. "Although a boundary can be clearly marked by a fence or a road, it is never ...

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Healthy Boundaries in People With Addiction

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People Toasting Image According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD. "Although a boundary can be clearly marked by a fence or a road, it is never entirely ...

9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get.. → 9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get Wrong

Article from The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Magnifying Glass Looking at Facts Image The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids believes "there is a lot of stigma and misunderstanding with ...

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9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get Wrong

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Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction

Medically Reviewed Article on Very Well Mind by Elizabeth Hartney, PhD.

Breaking Free Image According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Sooner or later, most people who have an addiction decide a change needs to ...

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Long-Term Strategies for Overcoming Addiction

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Breaking Free Image According to Dr. Elizabeth Hartney, "Sooner or later, most people who have an addiction decide a change needs to happen. Once ...

This is What Digital Addiction Looks Like This is What Digital Addiction Looks Like

Article from Rewire by Marguerite Darlington

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This is What Digital Addiction Looks Like

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The Role of Denial in Addiction The Role of Denial in Addiction

Article from Psychology Today by Shahram Heshmat PhD.

Sign Saying "Welcome to Reality" Image Denial plays an important role in addiction. Addicts are notoriously prone to denial. Denial ...

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Sign Saying "Welcome to Reality" Image Denial plays an important role in addiction. Addicts are notoriously prone to denial. Denial explains why ...

Survey Finds That Many Recover From.. → Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism

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Family at the Beach Image From the article in A Very Well Mind, "More than one-third (35.9 percent) of U.S. adults with alcohol dependence ...

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Survey Finds That Many Recover From Alcoholism

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Family at the Beach Image From the article in A Very Well Mind, "More than one-third (35.9 percent) of U.S. adults with alcohol dependence ...

The Addictionary™ of Common Addiction Terms The Addictionary™ of Common Addiction Terms

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The Recovery Research Institute has coined the term "Addictionary™: to describe the common language we should use in describing ...

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The Addictionary™ of Common Addiction Terms

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Diagnosis of A Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis of A Substance Use Disorder

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DISARM the Addiction Salesman DISARM the Addiction Salesman

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Saying No to Cigarettes Image SMART Recovery uses DISARM as a tool "that helps us see the self-talk and images that tell us to use as lies, ...

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Saying No to Cigarettes Image SMART Recovery uses DISARM as a tool "that helps us see the self-talk and images that tell us to use as lies, excuses, ...

When Your Friend Has a Drinking Problem When Your Friend Has a Drinking Problem

by Kathleen Smith PhD

Woman Drinking Wine Image From the article by Kathleen Smith, "Addiction impacts more than just the person who’s using. Friends, family, ...

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When Your Friend Has a Drinking Problem

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Woman Drinking Wine Image From the article by Kathleen Smith, "Addiction impacts more than just the person who’s using. Friends, family, and even ...

Links Between Addiction and Mental Illness:.. → Links Between Addiction and Mental Illness: Myths vs. Facts

Article from US News by Robert Yagoda

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32 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fact jplist-topic-Mental-Illness jplist-topic-Myth jplist-topic-News 0 299559 299559 Confused Man with Question Marks Over Head Image Studies have shown that  those with mental illness are roughly twice as likely to develop a substance abuse problem, according to Robert Yagoda. However, the two are not mutually exclusive. Mental illness does not always trigger drug or alcohol abuse, even if there are inherent links between addiction and mental illness.  This article aims to weed the facts from the myths about addiction and mental illness in order to understand the triggers and potential treatments of addiction.

Links Between Addiction and Mental Illness: Myths vs. Facts

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According to DRUGABUSE.com, "Spouses, family members, friends, and coworkers are often flooded with emotions as they watch someone they ...

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33 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Emotion jplist-topic-Family jplist-topic-Recovery 0 299773 299773 According to DRUGABUSE.com, "Spouses, family members, friends, and coworkers are often flooded with emotions as they watch someone they care deeply about struggle in the grip of addiction. But here’s something you may not realize: many of the emotions a loved one feels are the same emotions someone battling addiction feels." This article lists the five emotions that people with addiction and their loved ones share. 

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The Stigma of Addiction The Stigma of Addiction

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Tony discusses how his first time smoking marijuana led to his eventual drug addiction, homelessness, prison, and finally redemption. Tony ...

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34 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Video-Video jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Stigma jplist-topic-Tedx 0 299536 299536 Tony discusses how his first time smoking marijuana led to his eventual drug addiction, homelessness, prison, and finally redemption. Tony Hoffman is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports: BMX, skateboarding and after-school programs.

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Treating the Trauma Behind Addiction Treating the Trauma Behind Addiction

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Little Girl Carrying Stuffed Animal Image "If you want to understand why many people are addicts, even people that get, you know, hooked on ...

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35 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-News jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Sobriety jplist-topic-Trauma 0 299544 299544 Little Girl Carrying Stuffed Animal Image "If you want to understand why many people are addicts, even people that get, you know, hooked on drugs from pharmaceuticals, a lot of it can be traced back to childhood experiences and trauma – not all, but most of it," says Polish, 51. Joe Polish, a marketing expert who has battled addiction, says addressing its root cause is key to getting sober. 

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Desert Road Image According to Stanton Peele, PhD. "More people quit addictions than maintain them, and they do so on their own. That's not ...

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36 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Change jplist-topic-Recovery jplist-topic-Truth 0 299552 299552 Desert Road Image According to Stanton Peele, PhD. "More people quit addictions than maintain them, and they do so on their own. That's not to say it happens overnight. People succeed when they recognize that the addiction interferes with something they value—and when they develop the confidence that they can change." Peele discusses how successful addiction treatment places responsibility for change solely on the individual, and recognizes that positive events may be able to jump start change. 

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The Facts of Addiction The Facts of Addiction

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Man Holding Sign Saying "Stop Drugs" Image According to Military.com, "Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes ...

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37 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Alcohol jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Drugs jplist-topic-Fact jplist-topic-Mental-Health jplist-topic-Military jplist-topic-Veteran 0 299560 299560 Man Holding Sign Saying "Stop Drugs" Image According to Military.com, "Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive substance seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her."  This article answers the question "why do some people become addicted while others do not" by explaining the biological, environmental, and developmental factors that influence an individual's risk for drug addiction.

The Facts of Addiction

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"At its core, addiction isn't just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem. It's a brain problem whose behaviors manifest ...

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38 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 jplist-folder-All-Posts-73918 Article-Article jplist-topic-Addiction jplist-topic-Behavior jplist-topic-Disease jplist-topic-Disorder 0 325985 325985 "At its core, addiction isn't just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem. It's a brain problem whose behaviors manifest in all these other areas," said Dr. Michael Miller, past president of ASAM who oversaw the development of the new definition. This article discusses the new definition of "addiction" and how this new definition will affect the treatment and recovery process. 

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