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A girl meditates on a mountain ranch.

15 Jan The Benefits of Destination Rehab Part 2

Addiction is a mental disease that has affected the lives of millions of Americans, and many more people around the world. Because of this, it is imperative to fight this disease and help so many people reclaim their lives. There is no one single best way to approach addiction recovery that will work for everyone. The road to total recovery is a very personal one, and each person will find that their journey and treatment will need to be unique. However, strategy for recovery that has worked for many people is to leave their homes and head somewhere else for their treatment. This is called destination rehab, and there are many benefits for undergoing it...
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01 Jan The Benefits of Destination Rehab Part 1

Addiction is a mental disease that has affected the lives of millions of Americans, and many more people around the world. Because of this, it is imperative to fight this disease and help so many people reclaim their lives. There is no one single best way to approach addiction recovery that will work for everyone. The road to total recovery is a very personal one, and each person will find that their journey and treatment will need to be unique. However, strategy for recovery that has worked for many people is to leave their homes and head somewhere else for their treatment. This is called destination rehab, and there are many benefits for undergoing it...
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A drunk man dozes off on bar.

22 Dec The Alcohol Industry Depends on Risk

Over 30 million American adults have admitted to struggling with alcohol abuse during their lifetime. Overall, alcohol is the most used and abused substance on the entire planet, with more people addicted to alcohol than any other illicit substance in existence. Behind this global issue is an alcohol industry that reaps in over a trillion dollars in revenue, globally, every single year. Over $400 billion of that money is generated in the United States, alone. This is not to say that the alcohol industry is the perpetrator of all social ills brought upon by alcohol use, as there are many more millions of Americans who drink responsibly, as well. However, a simple glance at the profits of the alcohol industry show that it is an industry that nonetheless benefits from addiction...
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A creative assortment of psychedelic colors.

15 Dec Are Creatives More Likely to Be Addicts?

The spread of addiction has been prevalent in all parts of American society. It has reached into every demographic, rich and poor, young and old, without discrimination. However, there is one group of people who seem to struggle with addiction far more than others: those who are creatively predisposed. For some reason, creative individuals tend to head down a road of addiction at a much higher rate than those who are less creative. This brings up an interesting question. Why is this the case? The truth, as always, is complicated and messy. However, a few distinct factors are prevalent...
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Three men drink in a pub.

08 Dec Alcohol Sales and the 2022 World Cup

Last month, Qatar’s secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery, Hasan Al Thawadi, announced that he favored banning alcohol for the 2022 World Cup. As it stands, this is the current plan for the event, although things might change. This would be a highly controversial decision, as one of the major sponsors of the Federation Internationale de Football (or FIFA, as it is commonly known) is Budweiser. To not be able to sell their product at the World Cup would be a major departure from previous norms, although it might not actually be the worst thing. Here is some context on this current standoff...
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A lady with a headache holds up drugs.

01 Dec How Addiction Creeps up on You

When many people view addiction, they find it easy to separate themselves from an addict. An addict is a theoretical “other” that is distant from our own lives. However, this is a dangerous mindset, as it ignores the reality of how addiction actually takes over our lives. Addiction is a plague that reaches into every demographic of American society. Trying to only view it from a distance is equal to pretending that it doesn’t exist, at all. The odds are that you probably know someone who is struggling with substance abuse, right now! The truth, though, is that nobody plans on being an addict; absolutely nobody. Yet, the rates of substance abuse continue to grow. Here is how addiction can creep up on you, regardless of whether you intend it to...
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A teenager lights up a joint.

22 Nov The Teen Drug Scene Part 4

‘The Teen Drug Scene’ is a 4 part series of articles that examines the particular dangers that teenagers face in the postmodern world, as it pertains to drug abuse and social pressures. Using facts and sociological examination, this series will focus on the different factors of the digital age that are adding to teenage drug abuse, such as social media, family life, and simply the pains of growing up. As well as the bad, though, this series will explore the ways that we can help guide young adults through growing up in the digital age in healthy and substantive ways.
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A heroin syringe with cocaine.

15 Nov The Teen Drug Scene Part 3

‘The Teen Drug Scene’ is a 4 part series of articles that examines the particular dangers that teenagers face in the postmodern world, as it pertains to drug abuse and social pressures. Using facts and sociological examination, this series will focus on the different factors of the digital age that are adding to teenage drug abuse, such as social media, family life, and simply the pains of growing up. As well as the bad, though, this series will explore the ways that we can help guide young adults through growing up in the digital age in healthy and substantive ways.
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A young woman stares at drugs.

08 Nov The Teen Drug Scene Part 2

‘The Teen Drug Scene’ is a 4 part series of articles that examines the particular dangers that teenagers face in the postmodern world, as it pertains to drug abuse and social pressures. Using facts and sociological examination, this series will focus on the different factors of the digital age that are adding to teenage drug abuse, such as social media, family life, and simply the pains of growing up. As well as the bad, though, this series will explore the ways that we can help guide young adults through growing up in the digital age in healthy and substantive ways.
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