ADDICTION

Justin in Addiction
February 25, 2021

Confronting Your Loved One About Their Substance Abuse

One of the most difficult things any family can go through when they have a loved one struggling with addiction is confronting them about the problem. Here we examine why this can be so challenging and offer up some helpful suggestions when attempting to confront a loved one.

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Justin in Addiction
February 11, 2021

Marijuana and Alcohol’s Impact on Addiction

Marijuana and alcohol are two of the most commonly used substances in the United States. Here we examine the role marijuana and alcohol can play in addiction today, specifically the trap people looking to overcome other substances can fall into.

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Justin in Addiction
February 8, 2021

The Dangers and Long-Term Risks of an Opioid Addiction

The opioid epidemic continues to be a growing problem in this country. Here we examine some of the long-term side effects on the brain, as well as how the withdrawal effects can prolong the addiction without seeking the proper treatment.

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Justin in Addiction
February 4, 2021

Did You Take the Dry January Challenge?

As the Dry January Challenge continues to gain attention from more and more Americans, we examine the benefits as well as what that may look like for someone struggling with an alcohol addiction.

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Justin in Addiction
January 14, 2021

The Role of Today’s Drinking Culture in Alcohol Addiction

You can find it at almost any restaurant, gas station, grocery store, pretty much any establishment that serves food—not to mention the cluster of bars and liquor stores located worldwide.

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Justin in Addiction
November 5, 2020

Finding Success in the Face of Failure

It is no secret that addiction can be highly stigmatized in our society , and one of the main things that creates that stigma is that there is often a lot of failure for addicts trying to get clean.

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Justin in Addiction
September 3, 2020

How Do We Help Those Who Seem Unwilling to Help Themselves?

What is rock bottom anyway? How far does a person have to fall before they hit bottom? How bad does their life have to get?

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Justin in Addiction
August 13, 2020

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic and the Three Waves of Opiate Related Overdoses

It is no secret that our country’s ongoing drug crisis has been heavily attributed to the opioid epidemic, but how did we get here? How did drugs like heroin make such a big comeback and later evolve into even more dangerous street drugs such as fentanyl?

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Justin in Addiction
July 28, 2020

Stigmas and the Barriers Created in Overcoming Addiction

Hopeless, junkie, thief, drunk, trash, bum, a lost cause. The list can go on and on when using adjectives to describe an addict in need of help, all stigmas created by the way society views people who seem lost to drug addiction.

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Justin in Addiction
July 21, 2020

Drug Overdoses Projected at Record High in 2019, Fears of a Surge in 2020

A record number of overdoses occurred in 2019, as nearly 71,000 are projected to have lost their lives as a result of a drug overdose, according to preliminary data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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