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Addiction

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the addiction category.

middle aged man and woman walking outdoors after funeral or burial - drug overdoses
Medical services around the world felt extreme pressure dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Unfortunately, that meant a lot of other severe health issues mounted in its wake, including drug addiction and overdoses. Alarming Data on Lives Lost Early in 2021, PBS Newshour reported that “more Americans died from drug overdose in a 12-month...
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closeup of senior hands on wooden cane - seniors and addiction - loneliness
A troubling rise in senior citizens with addiction has occurred in the past decade, and loneliness is one primary reason. If you’re concerned about your health or that of a loved one, here’s what to know and how to get help. A Changing World: Why Seniors Are More Lonely Let’s start with an obvious recent...
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teen girl sitting alone and looking sad
When you feel in your heart that a teenager you love is struggling with drug or alcohol use, it’s difficult to know where to turn, much less how to solve the problem. Here are some suggestions to help you create a plan to seek professional treatment. What’s Happening in the Adolescent Brain Emotions run high...
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handsome serious looking young Black man at work in office - high-functioning
One of the greatest challenges is recognizing when you or someone you love has a substance problem—especially when they seem to handle daily life just fine. Unfortunately, some people can be what medical professionals deem “high-functioning” but still struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. Misconceptions Hide True Problems There are many preconceived notions about who...
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computer drawn 3D illustration of a tiny pillow inside a pill capsule - ambien
Prescription sleep aids aren’t supposed to be addictive, but when people have problems with chronic insomnia, they often use these drugs in ways that differ from doctors’ recommendations. They might also use them to get high. A commonly misused sleep medication is Ambien. If someone becomes reliant on Ambien, they’ll likely need professional treatment to...
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young woman sitting at home during the holidays looking lonely, looking down at smart phone while on couch at home
While many people eagerly anticipate the togetherness and good cheer of the holiday season, it’s important to understand that not everyone feels joyful and bright this time of year. If you or a loved one has trouble with substance abuse and think substances are the only option to make it through the next few weeks,...
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Black woman hugging pillow and crying - depression and substance use
About Depression There’s a strong connection between depression and substance use disorder (SUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Depression is one of the most common mood disorders in the nation. The American Academy of Family Physicians referenced a 2018 National Center for Health Statistics report that indicated one out of every 12 American adults has...
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closeup of two men fist-bumping - men and treatment
While we don’t want to split aspects of health by gender, it’s important to note that men often have specific challenges to overcome regarding addiction treatment and recovery. The more we understand these issues, the easier it is to provide a clear path. “Manly Men” Don’t Need Help In our society, there’s a prevailing attitude...
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adolescent male looking at camera - teenager
When you discover your teenager has a drug problem that has gone beyond an experimental phase, determining what to do next is often a frightening and complicated process full of questions. How did this happen? Why didn’t I see the signs? Will treatment help make them healthy? What methods work best? How will a stay...
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little wooden figurine holding a white sign with red question mark on it - addict
Affirmations For people who believe in the power of positive affirmations, the words you choose and how you identify yourself have great influence. Psychologists believe affirmations help you reprogram the subconscious mind, which is essential to “the actualization of our lives and the manifestation of our desires.” The positive language used in these statements can...
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