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Coping With Opioid Withdrawal

Coping with Opioid Withdrawal Opioid addiction rates have continued to increase over the past decade, as fatal overdoses have spiked and resulted in overdoses becoming the most common cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Opioids can cause physical dependency, which can make coping with opioid withdrawal very difficult without treatment. Opioid…


Shifting Stigma of Addiction: What We Saw Then vs. What We See Now

The catalyst for discussions of the addiction crisis in American has, unfortunately, been the opioid epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related overdoses quadrupled between 2000 and 2014, and the problem shows no sign of easing. Alongside these overdoses, a stigma of addiction has developed. However, it may not be quite…


Recognizing and Overcoming Codependency

Codependent relationships are one-sided, unhealthy relationships where one person is highly or completely dependent on another person to meet their emotional and self-esteem needs. At the same time, they enable the other person in the relationship to maintain self-destructive behaviors, such as alcohol or drug abuse. recognizing and overcoming codependency Codependency Serves a Need Codependent…