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The New B.A.: Bachelor of Alcoholism [Infographic]

Take one look at college culture and alcohol seems almost as ubiquitous as classes or homework. Social life is a major consideration for many students when they are comparing colleges – in one study, 40% of students said that the social reputation of the college was very important in their final decision about schools. While the …

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Old Haunts, New Friends

You did it. You managed your addiction in rehab, and now you’re taking the first steps toward sober living back at home. You’re going to the gym, easing back into work, and feeling more like yourself every day. You’ve even met new friends who are clean and enjoy the same hobbies. But here’s the problem: Your …

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Who Is an Addict?

Losers. Low-lifes. Weak-minded people who can’t hold down a job. There are many addiction stereotypes, but the truth is that many addicts look just like you and me. What are addicts like? They’re people you’d never expect to be struggling with addiction. They’re mothers and fathers, children and honor students, brilliant businesspeople and gifted artists. …

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The LGBTQ Community, Drug Abuse, and Alcoholism

Did you know that alcohol and drug abuse in the LGBTQ community is around 20 to 30 percent, while only 9 percent of non-LGBTQ individuals suffer from addiction? Although there has been a massive shift in the public’s perception as well as the rights afforded the LGBTQ community, many individuals continue to suffer from discrimination …

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The Cycle of Addiction

When you grow up around addiction, life is not always easy. Your relationship with your parent or loved one is fraught with tension. Your loved one may be unreliable or unreachable. They may show generous love and then take it away. They are so conflicted by their struggle with addiction that they cannot love themselves, …

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Relationships and Addiction: Is it Worth it?

Whether they are a friend, a lover or a family member, being in a relationship with someone struggling with addiction is not easy. Addiction can turn your loved one into another person. He or she may be unreliable, forgetful, anxious, impulsive, inpatient or unrecognizable. Because of this extreme behavior, many people have fears about having …

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What is Rehab Really Like?

If you are thinking about going to rehab, but you’re concerned about what residential recovery is really like, you’re not alone. Many people resist getting the help they need out of fear of the unknown. You might be worried about the side effects of detox. You might be overwhelmed by not knowing how you’ll spend …

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Infographic: How Addiction Imports Environmental Damage

Drug addiction and environmental damage are two of the most significant challenges that civilized society must contend with. Even as our drug policy continues to change with the times, millions of Americans still struggle to find relief from their addictions. Meanwhile, addictions of a very different nature continue to threaten the natural world around us …

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