• Helping your family and friends with Addiction

    Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

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You and your family are not alone in the fight against addiction

Watching your loved ones struggle with addiction can leave you feeling helpless but know that you are not alone and that there is hope for a successful recovery. Offering support and finding professional treatment is the best way to get someone on the road to a sober and happy life. We offer comprehensive information on how to determine the right treatment and how stay on the track to a happier, healthier, addiction-free life.

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Staging an Intervention

Addiction is a powerful disease that can take complete control over someone’s life. Learn how to help them without pushing them away.

The Increase in Popularity of Heroin

Heroin is one of the most dangerous illicit drugs that a person can abuse which has led to a huge increase in heroin addiction cases.

The Demographics of Addiction

As drug and alcohol use increase yearly, it is important to remember that addiction can affect the lives of anyone, despite age, gender, religion and race.

Addiction and Pregnancy

Addiction poses a serious risk (sometimes fatal) to the health of anyone who suffers from it, especially dangerous for women who are pregnant.

The road to recovery
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Seeking treatment requires discipline and a solid support system. Learn more about treatment options.

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Common Drug Addictions

Heroin Addiction and Abuse

According to a study by the center for disease control, the number of heroin related deaths in the United States quadrupled between 2002 and 2012.  Knowing the facts about heroin and opiate addiction can save your life or the life of someone you love.  Please continue reading to find out more.

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Understanding Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine is the only known drug to be both a general aesthetic and a central nervous system stimulant. It is one of the oldest known psychoactive substances and is highly addictive. There are several forms that cocaine can take: a powdered form that can be snorted and ingested or a water-soluble base that can be injected into the veins.

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Painkillers Addiction Information

Doctors prescribe opioid painkillers to help their patients cope with unbearable pain when over-the-counter medicines just aren’t helping. Most of the time the recipients of these prescriptions have just had major surgery or suffered an accident that has left them in immense pain.

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Alcohol Abuse

Addiction and Abuse of Alcohol

The intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine and liquor is called ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Alcohol is a depressant that is absorbed from the stomach and small intestines into the bloodstream. It is then metabolized slowly by the liver and circulates throughout the body when the liver cannot process it quickly enough.

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Signs of Alcoholism

It is not always easy to tell when someone has crossed the line into an alcohol addiction.  Especially since the consumption of alcohol is usually during a social event or party. When “Want to grab a drink after work?” becomes a daily all-night affair, or when it becomes apparent that the consumption of alcohol is disruptive to a person’s health, relationships and ability to work, it is time for that person to seek help.

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Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

When alcohol abuse begins to interfere with someone’s mood, job and relationships, it is time to seek treatment for alcoholism. Although recovering from alcoholism is not an easy process, it can be achieved when a strict treatment plan is created and followed.

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