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Substance addiction is a disease that affects people from all walks of life, devastating individuals and their families. Our guides are comprehensive resources that cover college substance use, confronting an addict, and talking to children about drugs and alcohol. The information contained within these guides may save a life.

What are Gateway Drugs?

The definition of a gateway drug is a habit forming drug, which may not be addictive itself, but could lead to the use of other, more addictive drugs. The theory that consuming softer drugs can lead to using stronger substances has existed for decades. Countless studies suggest [...]

Overdoses: All You Need to Know

Fatal overdoses involving legal and illicit drugs increased drastically from 1999 to 2014. Americans are more likely to die from overdoses than car crashes or gun violence. Left untreated, overdoses […]

Addiction and Pregnancy: A Guide for Mothers

Pregnancy should be an exciting and empowering time in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, addiction and mental health problems can compromise a woman’s safety and well-being. There’s hope for recovery, though. […]

Confronting an Addict

In countless cases of substance abuse, family and friends of addicts will ignore the problem or persuade themselves to believe it will fix itself. Nobody wants to risk the possible backlash of an intervention, but as the majority of recovered addicts [...]

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