The Basics

What Is Substance Use Disorder? What Is Substance Use Disorder?

What Is Substance Use Disorder?

The term is incredibly helpful in understanding the spectrum of harmful experiences people have with drugs

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The Facts About Fentanyl The Facts About Fentanyl

The Facts About Fentanyl

Around two-thirds of all overdose deaths in the U.S. involve fentanyl—and many people take it without even knowing

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Your Guide to Harm Reduction, With John Oliver Your Guide to Harm Reduction, With John Oliver

Your Guide to Harm Reduction, With John Oliver

The "Last Week Tonight" host dedicated a segment to the latest tools and programs. Plus: how you can help

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A Quick Guide to Substance Use Treatment A Quick Guide to Substance Use Treatment

A Quick Guide to Substance Use Treatment

Addiction can be difficult to escape, but this Psych Hub video provides a handy overview of options for getting help

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What Are Opioids? What Are Opioids?

What Are Opioids?

Some are legally prescribed, but all can be highly addictive. Learn more from this Psych Hub video

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment? What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Everything you should know about medications used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders

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What Is Dual Diagnosis? What Is Dual Diagnosis?

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Understanding dual diagnosis can be crucial to making sure you or your loved one receives the right treatment

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How Alcohol Damages Various Bodily Systems How Alcohol Damages Various Bodily Systems

How Alcohol Damages Various Bodily Systems

Current research shows that even lower doses of alcohol still have a detrimental effect on our health

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What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)? What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

Understanding what may occur after the first stages of detox: Find out how to recognize the symptoms of PAWS

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Understanding Relapse Understanding Relapse

Understanding Relapse

Relapse is often part of the recovery process. Learn how you can navigate it and return to your recovery journey

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What Is Recovery Capital? What Is Recovery Capital?

What Is Recovery Capital?

Human, physical, social and cultural resources are all essential to supporting recovery from addiction

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Helpful Tips

Finding a Sponsor, a Friend Who's Been There Finding a Sponsor, a Friend Who's Been There

Finding a Sponsor, a Friend Who's Been There

Forming this bond can bring a rare degree of understanding. Here's how the process works in 12-step programs

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Q&A: Find an Addiction Counselor Q&A: Find an Addiction Counselor

Q&A: Find an Addiction Counselor

What is your background? How often will we meet? Some key questions that will help you find the right counselor

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All About Recovery

Why Language Matters When Talking About Addiction Why Language Matters When Talking About Addiction

Why Language Matters When Talking About Addiction

"My laundry is 'clean' and 'dirty'—not people." Some tips on how to use language that doesn't perpetuate stigma

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Is It Normal To Be This Anxious in Recovery? Is It Normal To Be This Anxious in Recovery?

Is It Normal To Be This Anxious in Recovery?

Things will feel very raw at first, but you can learn some simple methods for coping with anxiety

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Why Alcohol and Anxiety Don't Mix Why Alcohol and Anxiety Don't Mix

Why Alcohol and Anxiety Don't Mix

Anxiety disorders are extremely common, and even in the short term, alcohol can make them worse

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Mental Health and Managing Chronic Pain Mental Health and Managing Chronic Pain

Mental Health and Managing Chronic Pain

Long-term pain doesn't just hurt—it can impact mood, sleep and relationships. Learn more from this Psych Hub video

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Road Map to the First Five Years in Sobriety Road Map to the First Five Years in Sobriety

Road Map to the First Five Years in Sobriety

The road ahead may seem daunting at times, but it’s worth it. Here's a month-by-month guide on what to expect

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Detaching From Fear Detaching From Fear

Detaching From Fear

Author Mary Ellin Lerner on one of the many lessons learned from attending recovery meetings

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7 Health Signs of Chronic Alcoholism 7 Health Signs of Chronic Alcoholism

7 Health Signs of Chronic Alcoholism

Changes may begin when people really understand what alcohol does to their bodies

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Detox to Treatment, a Guide Detox to Treatment, a Guide

Detox to Treatment, a Guide

Do I need detox? And how is treatment different? We break down how both can be crucial in recovery

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Recovery Happens: Spread the Good News! Recovery Happens: Spread the Good News!

Recovery Happens: Spread the Good News!

Media coverage highlights the exploding addiction rates in the U.S., but there’s another story too

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

The bottom line: Medications for opioid overdose, withdrawal and addiction are safe, effective and save lives. Learn more

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ADDICTIONary ADDICTIONary

ADDICTIONary

Language matters: Check out this helpful guide to learn the words and phrases related to addiction, treatment and recovery

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Addiction | The Hijacker Addiction | The Hijacker

Addiction | The Hijacker

The Addiction Policy Forum explains how substance use can hijack the brain, making it think that the substance is the most important thing for survival

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Understanding Addiction and Recovery Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Maslow's "hierarchy of needs" helps us better understand how addiction affects our brains and lives

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For Family and Friends

What NOT To Say to Sober Friends What NOT To Say to Sober Friends

What NOT To Say to Sober Friends

You may be curious why someone has decided to go sober—and you probably mean well!

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Caring for People Who Use Drugs Caring for People Who Use Drugs

Caring for People Who Use Drugs

In this video, people who use drugs, people in recovery and harm reduction professionals impart their advice to health professionals

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Understanding Treatment Options Understanding Treatment Options

Understanding Treatment Options

Deciding to find the treatment option that works best is the most important first step toward building a new life in recovery!

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Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families

Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families

Addiction is complicated and emotional for the families of those needing treatment and in recovery. This Addiction Policy Forum resource can help you navigate it

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Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

Talking With Your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

Parents can advise their college-bound kids when it comes to drinking, and the conversation doesn’t have to be awkward. Read this SAMHSA guide

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Understanding Addiction and Recovery Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Maslow's "hierarchy of needs" helps us better understand how addiction affects our brains and lives

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Trending News

Colleges Make Big Strides for Students in Recovery Colleges Make Big Strides for Students in Recovery

Colleges Make Big Strides for Students in Recovery

Universities are now tailoring recovery programs to include newer models of treatment and experiences of recovery

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