most common types of addiction

10 Most Common Types of Addiction

By Darryl Stevens | August 30, 2020

An addiction is defined as the repeated, compulsive, engagement in behavior that results in negative life consequences. The development of addiction can appear to happen spontaneously, or it can slowly creep up on a person. Factors that determine whether a person will become addicted to something include individual brain chemistry, life experiences, and the current…

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How to Help Someone with Drug Addiction and Depression

By Darryl Stevens | August 20, 2020

Drug addiction and depression often appear hand-in-hand. Discover how to help someone with drug addiction and depression.

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How to Overcome Anxiety and Depression Naturally

By Darryl Stevens | August 15, 2020

Anxiety and depression are two conditions that can become debilitating if ignored over time.

Here’s how to overcome anxiety and depression naturally.

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Drug and Alcohol Intervention in Los Angeles

By Darryl Stevens | August 10, 2020

If you’re interested in helping a friend or family member struggling with addiction in Los Angeles, there are several approaches to consider. It’s important to consider each one of these approaches, as each provides specific benefits. In this article, we’re taking a look at several approaches to drug and alcohol intervention in Los Angeles. Drug…

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5 Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

By Darryl Stevens | August 1, 2020

Are you looking for alternatives to alcoholics anonymous (AA)? You’re not alone. A lot of people seek out alternatives to alcoholics anonymous for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re interested in finding an alternative to the 12-step program approach or finding a group specifically for women, you have options. In this article, we’re sharing 5…

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Things to Do in LA

Top 10 Things to Do in LA While Sober

By Darryl Stevens | July 29, 2020

Los Angeles, the City of Angels, is inhabited by nearly 4 million people spread over roughly 270+ neighborhoods – naturally, there are countless things to do in the city, even if you’re staying sober. From Acton to Woodland Hills, there is no shortage of fun activities and events in town at any given moment.  However,…

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Drugs in Los Angeles

Drugs in Los Angeles (The Impact)

By Darryl Stevens | July 10, 2020

If you live in Los Angeles and wonder why things aren’t quite what they used to be, you may find it interesting to take a closer look at the negative impact of drugs in Los Angeles. It may not always be visible, but the problem is wide and growing. In this article, we’re taking a…

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What is a Habit

What is a Habit (And Why Does it Matter)?

By Darryl Stevens | June 20, 2020

The question of why people get addicted in general has been explored quite often – but the mechanism behind addiction is important as well. The risk factors aside, there is a distinct reason why addiction develops the way it does, and it’s important for us to explore how the brain gets hooked on drugs –…

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the mind of an addict

The Mind of an Addict

By Darryl Stevens | June 5, 2020

If you or someone you love develops an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to understand how addiction changes the mind and behavior. Addiction will negatively impact just about every aspect of life. For this reason, it’s important to learn more about addiction and seek recovery sooner than later. In this article, we’re taking…

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anyone can become addicted

Addiction Is Not Evil: Anyone Can Become Addicted

By Darryl Stevens | May 10, 2020

Many people use drugs. Not many people become addicts. Potentially 40 percent of the country has tried an illicit drug. Yet only about 20 million Americans suffer under what is considered substance abuse. Clearly, the drugs aren’t completely at fault – instead, addiction is about more than just drugs, alcohol, or substances. Who becomes addicted…

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