Using Drugs and Alcohol to Numb Pain

March 12, 2008

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One of the common reasons why people begin on the path of drug and alcohol abuse is an attempt to numb pain their lives. Addiction to these substances can be a method of shutting out the unpleasant parts of life. Many studies have shown that drug abuse and alcoholism are related to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, as well as the amount of stress a person experiences.

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How to Confront an Addict

March 11, 2008

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Sometimes it becomes necessary to discuss alcoholism or drug abuse with a loved one who suffers from it. This can be a very difficult situation. It’s emotionally draining at best, and can even be frightening if the addict has violent tendencies. Read more