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Peer pressure and substance abuse are closely related because one of the most common motives for first-time substance abusers is peer pressure. The desire to fit in and be accepted by one’s peers contributes to the ever-growing amount of individuals struggling with drug and alcohol...

One of the struggles of addiction is not so much in the noticeable things. We all realize that the addictive substance is a clear problem. But there is also something that holds us back from pursuing recovery. It is often a sense of fear. That...

Addiction is not only a social journey. It is also a personal one. Anyone who has gone through the struggle knows this. There are times when we try to distract ourselves from the painful temptations of withdrawals. But often enough, these withdrawals are not tempting...

If you are dealing with alcohol, opiate, or Xanax addiction, one thing that always seems to be a threat to our sobriety is relapsing. But what needs to be understood is that the road to recovery means facing our flaws. Mistakes are made and the...

One of the greatest things that we fear about going into recovery (or asking for help in general) is how those we go to will react to the trouble we are currently in. What will they say? Will they kick me out if I am...

Anxiety is a tough hurdle in the midst of recovery. It is a consistent withdrawal symptom, and can often hinder one’s drive for recovery. Sometimes it can also be the reason for one’s addiction in the first place (medication abuse). Everyone is different, so each...

There are many things that keep us trapped in the cycle of addiction. There are the physical influences, such as the dopamine and the physical pain of withdrawals. But there are also more subtle, mental influences that we don’t realize hinder our drive to overcome...

Many people going through addiction may have multiple layers of their struggle to contend with. In many cases, addiction comes accompanied with other traumatic burdens, therefore making it harder to overcome the addiction alone. One of these struggles is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD...

How does guilt get in the way of overcoming addiction? There are many connections between internal Guilt and addictive tendencies. People might even say that they are addicted to feeling guilty. Like a narcotic, guilt gives us a safe zone that we can always go...