What are the Most Common Addictions in Washington/Oregon?

Alcohol Although alcohol purchase and consumption is legal, it is still the most common addiction. Deaths related to alcohol are more frequent than deaths related to any other substance. This addiction is particularly dangerous because many hold the misconception that…

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Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse

Life is filled with unforeseen events that can cause a lot of stress. While these events can sometimes come and go without long-term damage, they also can create real issues that can lead to further and more problematic issues. One…

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10 Ideas To Help You Stay Sober During The Holidays

For many, the holidays are a time of family, friends, and binging – whether that be cookies, Netflix shows, or alcohol. You have time off work, the food and booze is flowing, and the people around you are doing the…

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Dating and Relationships after Getting Sober

Getting sober allows you to begin a new chapter in your life, which is why many people are eager to begin a new relationship during that time. Although the idea of dating may sound appealing, experts recommend putting it off…

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Addiction Due to Trauma in One’s Life

Many people believe that genetics decides who becomes an addict. While genetics do play a role in how quickly a person can become addicted, more and more studies are proving that addiction is a direct result of trauma in a…

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The Three C’s of Dealing with an Addict

One of the most difficult challenges for any person struggling with the issue of a loved one in the grips of an addiction problem is connecting with that individual, and staying connected in a positive way that can help to…

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A Family Disease: 3 Ways Addiction Impacts Your Family

Did you know addiction is a family disease? While it is easy to talk about the effects that addiction has on the addict, the impact it has on your entire family can easily be overlooked. Even if they do not…

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Sobriety During The Holidays

The holidays should be a time of relaxation, mirth, and love—the one time of the year that is meant for spending time with family and friends. However, for someone struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, the holidays can be rough. Even…

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