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What Are the Most Essential Elements of Addiction?

What Are the Most Essential Elements of Addiction?

Addiction has been a part of our society and culture for quite some time, with drug and alcohol addiction being some of the most dangerous and life-altering disorders plaguing friends and family. Public opinion and the taboo around seeking help for any...

How Quickly Can Someone Become Addicted to Drugs?

How Quickly Can Someone Become Addicted to Drugs?

It's easy to think of drug addiction as a switch that flips in someone's brain the first time they try a drug. While the effects of the drug do indeed impact your brain near instantly, addiction forms over time and requires repeated use or abuse of the drug in...

How Alcohol Can Affect A Person’s Behavior?

How Alcohol Can Affect A Person’s Behavior?

Did you know that alcohol abuse can lower your life expectancy and impact your behavior? It's not just your body that becomes dependent on alcohol. Your brain also becomes addicted, and this can lead to undesirable behavioral changes that focus on drinking —...

What Are the Most Essential Elements of Addiction?

What Is The Life Expectancy Of An Alcoholic?

If you or a loved one abuses alcohol on a regular basis, you may be wondering whether alcoholics experience a significantly decreased life expectancy. The short answer to this question is yes. Even though alcohol is a legal substance, it nonetheless contains a number...

What Causes Someone to Become an Alcoholic?

What Causes Someone to Become an Alcoholic?

There's a common misconception about alcohol that it's somehow safer than other addictive substances just because it's legal. But alcohol consumption still carries a high risk of addiction and part of the reason is because it's legal and so widely available....

Drug trends in New Hampshire 2021

Drug trends in New Hampshire 2021

New Hampshire is a beautiful state with so much to offer its residents - great food, nature, coastline, and friendly people. However, much like other states across the United States, New Hampshire isn't exempt from drug abuse. In a national overview of drug use by...

8 Common Misconceptions About Substance Abuse

8 Common Misconceptions About Substance Abuse

It's important to understand the myths surrounding substance use disorders so you can receive the treatment that you need. It's difficult to quit drinking or using drugs on your own and it can even result in dangerous risks to your health and well-being. Live Free...

Can I Have a Job and Vehicle?

Can I Have a Job and Vehicle?

When people enter addiction treatment, there's often a lot of questions, many to do with how the treatment program will affect their everyday life, or their ability to work and go places. For many people in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, the...

Does Medicaid Cover Drug Rehab in NH

Does Medicaid Cover Drug Rehab in NH

When you or your loved one is ready to get professional help and enroll in a drug rehab program, the last thing you should worry about is costs. Still, it can't be denied that you'll have to find a way to pay for drug rehab so you can get your life back on track. Many...

Can I Have Visitors?

Can I Have Visitors?

When people enter a sober living treatment program for drug or alcohol addiction, they often have many questions, primarily about how much of their "regular life' they're able t maintain. For example, people may wish to have visitors when they're in a sober living...

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