Social Drinking vs Binge Drinking

What Is the Difference Between Social and Binge Drinking? Have you ever noticed that just about every movie or television show you watch shows someone drinking alcohol at some point? Social drinking is so ingrained in society that you might wonder if it’s normal for someone to drink at every party or evening dinner. In […]

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Learning Coping Skills in AA

Understanding and Coping With Alcohol Use Disorder in AA When life seems to be the most out of control, we strive to find ways to get a handle on it. Sometimes, we use substances as a means to cope with our problems. After going through inpatient rehab and outpatient counseling, you will have a skill […]

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Identifying the Signs of Relapse

For those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, relapse is considered normal and even expected. However, it can also be dangerous. This is particularly true for those who are trying to overcome an opioid addiction. What makes relapse so potentially dangerous? One major factor is the high chance of an overdose when a relapse […]

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Texas Substance Abuse Hotline

Substance Abuse Hotline for Texas Residents A drug abuse hotline or helpline is a toll-free telephone number to call for confidential information on treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. The professionals who operate a drug abuse hotline allow callers to remain anonymous as they receive helpful information, no matter what type of substance use issue […]

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Mississippi Substance Abuse Hotline

Mississippi’s drug abuse rate is lower than the national average. However, 6.95% of Mississippi residents still report some form of illicit drug use within the last year. Nearly 7 out of every 100 residents are struggling with some form of substance abuse. Marijuana is the most commonly abused substance, but many others are prevalent as […]

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Why Do Opiates Make Your Pupils Small?

If you use opiates or have people close to you that do, you might have noticed that the eyes “bug out” and the pupils contract. Why is that? This post explains the phenomenon. First, we would like to explain opiates and their role in addiction before getting into the science. Even though opiates or opioids […]

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