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Motherhood, Marriage, and Alcohol Addiction

Motherhood, Marriage, and Alcohol Addiction

Posted by Miki Hunter on  November 19, 2021
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The topic of mothers and alcohol addiction is more openly talked about today.  However, some people hold on to the old stereotype of the perfect mother.  She’s the one who makes the meals, keeps the house clean, and is always there for her husband and children.  And, she also manages a career and keeps her appearance and health in top shape.   When a busy mom struggles to uphold the image of perfect motherhood, she becomes
3 Signs of Substance Use Disorder

3 Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Posted by Miki Hunter on  November 15, 2021
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Substance use disorder is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States today.  So, we have to wonder what causes so many people to become addicted.  Are some people more susceptible to the effects of drugs and alcohol?  Can they overcome the addiction? Understanding the signs of substance use disorder (SUD) begins with knowing the reasons for substance abuse.  People who use drugs or alcohol as a coping tool are at
Addiction Affects More Than the Abuser: How Addiction Affects Families

Addiction Affects More Than the Abuser: How Addiction Affects Families

Posted by Miki Hunter on  November 9, 2021
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Many people who abuse drugs or alcohol mistakenly believe that they are only hurting themselves.  They either ignore the truth or simply don’t care who they hurt.  To make the situation worse, most stories and articles about substance abuse tend to focus mainly on the user and how their lives are affected.  With this limited point of view, the true extent of substance abuse often goes unnoticed by most people.   What do we mean by
Does Job Burnout Lead to Substance Misuse?

Does Job Burnout Lead to Substance Misuse?

Posted by Miki Hunter on  November 7, 2021
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Category: addiction
Job burnout.  It’s something every working person has experienced at some point.  At the end of a long, stressful day, many people go to bed exhausted and frustrated.  They dream of winning the lottery or inheriting a fortune from a distant relative.  Instead, they get up in the morning and get ready to face another day at work.   Emotional and physical exhaustion from job burnout can lead a person to substance abuse. When someone struggles
How Environmental Influences Affect Drug Addiction

How Environmental Influences Affect Drug Addiction

Posted by Miki Hunter on  November 1, 2021
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Drug addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive substance use despite negative consequences.  However, addiction isn’t just a physical issue.  It encompasses a range of mental, emotional, and environmental factors as well.   The physical aspect of addiction is the body’s reliance on a substance.  It is evidenced by withdrawal symptoms that occur when use of the substance is reduced or stopped.   Mental and emotional aspects of addiction vary with each person.  Some people use