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Alcohol Abuse in the Native American Community

Alcohol Abuse in the Native American Community

According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015 there were approximately 6.6 million members of the Native American community—which is made up of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). This is just slightly less than 2% of the country’s population and...

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Signs, Symptoms, and Effects of Benzos Abuse

Signs, Symptoms, and Effects of Benzos Abuse

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are often prescribed by physicians to help relieve insomnia, anxiety disorders, and seizures. This type of medication is also used to promote muscle relaxation and as an aid to alcohol withdrawal. When benzos are...

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An Overview of Powdered Alcohol’s Risks

An Overview of Powdered Alcohol’s Risks

Close your eyes and think of an alcoholic drink. What did you picture? A bottle filled with an alcoholic beverage? A glass holding a mixed drink? A container full of clear or colored liquid? This perception isn't wrong, but powdered alcohol should also be on your...

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Senior Citizens and Addiction

Senior Citizens and Addiction

Think about the terms “substance abuse” and “drug or alcohol addiction.” What age group do they make you think about? Most people think about young adults or teenagers. However, there is another age group where addiction is a growing problem. Senior citizens are...

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What is a Dry Drunk?

What is a Dry Drunk?

Are you familiar with the term “dry drunk?” Many people have heard of someone being a dry drunk but are not really sure of its meaning. The Meaning of Dry Drunk An article in Psychology Today “Is there a Dry Drunk in Your Life?” by Carole Bennett, M.A., defines a dry...

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6 Tips to Help You Move Forward After Relapse

6 Tips to Help You Move Forward After Relapse

Interview with Kito Holtzman As CEO of Canyon Vista Recovery Center, Kito Holtzman spends his days facilitating and fine tuning the processes used to help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction turn their lives around. This is a mission that resonates with...

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Recovery Issues in the LGBTQ Community

Recovery Issues in the LGBTQ Community

For many years, the popular belief has been that substance abuse was higher in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. Now, statistics provided by the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and reviewed by the Substance Abuse...

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7 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

7 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Addiction

The topic of drug and alcohol addiction continues to be surrounded by a number of myths that cause some people to be misinformed as they accept the myth without questioning its truth. When a myth is treated as a reality, it often influences a person’s beliefs,...

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