5 Famous Celebrities Who Battled Addiction And Won

Sarah Harris

When it comes to battling substance abuse addiction, it is important for the afflicted to keep in mind that they are not alone. Addiction is an extremely personal problem that can easily impact friends, colleagues, and loved ones in ways the user never intended. For this reason, the prospect of…

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Wendy Williams’ Long Battle With Addiction

Sarah Harris

Last month, Wendy Williams told the world she has been secretly living in a sober house. This revelation comes on the heels of previous comments about her battles with drug addiction. It appears that the 54-year-old is undergoing treatment at a sober residential facility that specializes…

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The Impact Addiction Can Have On A Marriage

Sarah Harris

Addiction is a tough experience for all involved. Addiction within the context of a marriage can be even more difficult. Having a spouse with an addiction can be one of the most trying things a person ever has to contend with. Far from being a personal decision, a spouse’s addiction…

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Detoxing From Alcohol: What To Expect

Sarah Harris

Detox is the first step to treating alcoholism. This is the period when alcohol is completely drained from the body. The patient will likely exhibit alcohol withdrawal symptoms throughout the duration of this process. While most of these symptoms will likely subside after approximately two weeks, there is always a…

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The Many Benefits Of Exercise In Addiction Recovery

Sarah Harris

Using drugs and alcohol for prolonged periods of time profoundly alters our body chemistry. But it’s not like going cold turkey will completely solve the problem either. Removing substances from a system that has grown accustomed to their presence can leave an individual feeling depressed, anxious, and fundamentally ill-equipped to…

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What Are The Early Signs Of Alcoholism In A Loved One?

Sarah Harris

Over 32 million Americans are addicted to alcohol. All in all, some 2 billion people imbibe alcohol on a regular basis, with at least half of that number engaging in detrimental drinking activities. Likewise, a solid 10 percent of U.S. citizens are already addicted to alcohol. Even more alarming…

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8 Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

Sarah Harris

Last year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released their 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report, which painted a bleak picture of today’s illicit substance use. The report found that the number of people seeking treatment for illicit drug use rose…

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How Long Does It Take To Detox From Alcohol?

Sarah Harris

When people start drinking they rarely consider the consequences of alcohol addiction. Over time, casual drinking or even occasional binging can turn into a full-blown addiction. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that being an alcoholic is not a criterion for experiencing alcohol withdrawal. This can be…

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