Tag: stigma of addiction

How Eating Disorders Relate to Substance Abuse
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How Eating Disorders Relate to Substance Abuse

For people who struggle with an eating disorder, sitting with your closest friends and family around a table spread with food is a terrifying prospect. It’s what makes this time of year, with a bevy of social holidays centered around eating and drinking, so tricky. Interestingly enough, it’s also a tough time of year for...

5 Tips for Being (and Staying) Sober at Holiday Parties
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5 Tips for Being (and Staying) Sober at Holiday Parties

As the holidays draw nearer, we’ve been seeing a lot of “how not to drink during the holidays” type pieces circling around online. While we love this sentiment (we’ve actually written about before here, here, and here) and we love some people’s takes on the subject, it’s clear that some people really don’t understand the...

Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 31st
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Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 31st

A roundup of the best in addiction news delivered here on our blog each Monday morning. 1. Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) released his newest song “Drug Dealer” with a raw and moving music video that shows the hellish reality of opiate abuse and withdrawal. The video features the Grammy-winning artist writhing and sweating in his sheets,...

Eliminating the Stigma of Drug Addiction
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Eliminating the Stigma of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction affects millions of Americans every year, and still most people view drug addiction as a character flaw or simply the result of bad choices. While each addict must take responsibility for where they’ve ended up in life, looking down on these individuals is not at all beneficial. In order to help more people...

Weekly Addiction News Roundup: July 29th
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Weekly Addiction News Roundup: July 29th

Our top five addiction news stories for the week of July 29th, 2016. 1. Demi Lovato Talks About Stigma of Addiction and Mental Health at DNC Actress, singer, and performer, Demi Lovato gave an impressive speech in support of the Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday evening. While it’s not...

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