Woman wonders is addiction a disease

Is Addiction a Disease?

Many people share the same question today. That is, “Is addiction a disease?” Addiction is a complex brain disease with relapses, much like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes. The American Medical Association even recognizes the illness of addiction now, confirming that ending substance abuse is not a matter of willpower once addiction sets in. When…

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What are Dabs?

Legalization of marijuana led to a proliferation of pot shops. If you want to smoke weed, this is your time. But for some drug abusers, traditional cannabis intoxication isn’t enough. What are dabs, and are they dangerous? What are Dabs? A dab is a concentrate of THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. It’s…

Woman holding a jar of marijuana who needs to know how to stop smoking weed

How to Stop Smoking Weed

Your friends said that pot wasn’t addictive. However, they were wrong. When you find yourself wondering how to stop smoking weed, you know you’re struggling with drug dependency. Rehab offers a solution. THC Addiction Creates a Powerful Habit Smoking marijuana is a form of self-medication for some. It relaxes them and helps counteract social anxiety.…

How to Stop Alcohol Cravings

It can be easy to forget that alcohol is a drug. That is, until you start to develop alcohol cravings. When you start drinking often or quite heavily, you may find that, over time, you begin to crave alcohol. You may be sitting at work and unable to think about anything except for when you…

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?

Medication-assisted treatment is an evidence-based method for treating substance abuse. While it’s been around for a few years, it’s just now gaining traction and becoming available at more treatment centers across the country. MAT has garnered attention and sparked discussion, even controversy, since its creation. These opposing reactions have slowed its implementation, even as the…