Cross addiction

Drowning in Cross Addiction: A Comprehensive Guide Out

What is “cross addiction?” Cross addiction is a term many people encounter while in treatment, supporting someone in recovery, or among sober communities. Interestingly though, this term means something different depending on who you ask. While cross addiction is not a medical term, it’s a phrase many addiction specialists and those receiving treatment in a

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alcohol abuse

Alcohol Abuse and Finance: 3 Destructive Spending Habits to Watch

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive alcohol use in the U.S. rose to almost a quarter trillion dollars in 2010. This cost amounts to an average of $2.05 per drink or about $807 per person. Since alcohol abuse has nearly doubled, the cost of alcohol problems has increased severely. In the

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Tramadol Addiction

Tramadol Addiction: 4 Vital Facts About This Dangerous Opioid

President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, and Congress is constantly applying changes as new dependent drugs evolve. The five types of controlled substances include narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and anabolic steroids. With all eyes recently on the opioid epidemic, it’s surprising that there isn’t more talk about the dangers of Tramadol addiction. Tramadol

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heroin addiction

The Dangers of Heroin Addiction: 5 Important Facts to Know

Heroin addiction is a devastating condition that inflicts grievous harm on the addict and those around them. Not only is it one of the most addictive drugs, but it is also one of the most detrimental. Heroin, also known as diamorphine, is a powerful opiate made from morphine, which comes from the pod of the

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xanax abuse

The Xanax Abuse Crisis: 5 Essential Facts

A spike in Xanax abuse is one of the hidden threats lurking beneath the surface. Eclipsed by the much larger Opioid crisis, studies reported a significant uptick in benzo abuse around the beginning of the pandemic. Xanax (brand name alprazolam) is one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States and the most prescribed

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Addiction and Relationship

Addiction and Relationships: The Effects of Damaging Trust

GateHouse Treatment wants to be a resource for those struggling with substance use PLUS those concerned about an addict because no one understands addiction like those closest to someone using. Addiction impacts every component of a person’s life, including how they behave in relationships. If you are dating someone struggling with an addiction, married to

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