Just as no two addictions develop in the same way, no two patients are the same. Young adults have a unique set of challenges during their recovery. They struggle with obstacles and drugs that may not be as problematic for older individuals. By examining this demograhic’s unique risks, it’s possible to understand and appreciate the…

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  While there are many substances that can lead to dependence, alcohol is unique due to its legal status, which is why alcohol is the most commonly abused of all mind-altering substances. While only 3.2 percent of all alcohol users go on to become addicted,1 that still results in a huge total, with at least…

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Addictions affect people from all walks of life, from mechanics to schoolteachers to artists. But while people in many professions can ask their employer about taking time off from work to deal with a substance use disorder, the question of addiction treatment becomes much more complicated if you are a professional working in a field…

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Let’s consider a hypothetical scenario. You’re a corporate executive at a Fortune 500 company. It took you more than a decade to work your way up to this position from entry-level positions, and you consider this one of your greatest accomplishments. But ever since the economy crashed, things have been tense around the office. Numerous…

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Talbott Recovery is deeply committed to helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction and we are proud to help raise awareness and celebrate successes in recovery. The following infographic highlights The Road to Recovery through statistics that help tell the story of addiction that many Americans know all too well. Our goal is to…

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Alcohol consumption is so ingrained in the collective consciousness of American society, it’s hard to imagine life without it. What would a wedding be without a champagne toast to the bride and groom? Is a dinner party even possible without a cocktail or a glass of wine? And what about that institution known as “happy…

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” the famous Chinese proverb says. And it’s true: every journey — even a hard one — has its own beginning. There are as many roads that lead to drug abuse and addiction as there are people — uniquely individual stories, histories, choices, intentions and happenstances that…

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In a world hyper-focused on the body, on physical appearance, fitness and health, the well-being and fitness of the mind is often overlooked. It’s importance, especially among everyday people like you and me, is often underestimated and stigmatized. And yet mental health is absolutely essential. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is defined…

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Addicts often blame themselves for being addicted or for relapsing into addictive behavior. Frequently, members of the public, friends and family can be even worse finger-pointers, citing a lack of willpower for a sustained addiction or a relapse. These approaches, however, do not help anyone. They hinder public understanding of addiction, add to stigmatization and…

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In the discussion of addiction, the focus is often on singular substance use. Rather than referring to those who are chemically dependent as addicts, more specific identifiers like alcoholic or cocaine addict are often used. The limitation of these terms is that many individuals are not only abusing a single primary substance. In fact, studies have…

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