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COVID-19 and Addiction: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 and Addiction

What You Need to Know

Learn how COVID-19 presents unique challenges for people with substance addiction disorders and ways you can offer support.

Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Early Signs of Alcohol Addiction

5 Things You Might Notice

The answer isn't always one-size-fits-all, but there are some things you can look for that are considered early signs of alcohol addiction.

Effects of Using Heroin: Short- and Long-Term Consequences

Effects of Using Heroin

Short- and Long-Term Consequences

Heroin is a severely addictive opioid that takes a significant toll on the user's physical and behavioral well-being. Learn the short- and long-term effects of using heroin.

Why Did the Doctor Prescribe Suboxone?

Why Did the Doctor Prescribe Suboxone?

How It’s Used to Treat Addiction

It might seem counterintuitive to get a drug containing an opioid to treat an opioid addiction. Learn why your doctor may have prescribed it.

If you're ready to seek help for opioid addiction, do you know where you can go for treatment? Learn the people and places that can be your resource for recovery.

Problem Drinking Versus Alcoholism

Problem Drinking Versus Alcoholism

What’s the Difference?

There are many labels you can give to someone's alcohol use. Today, we're going over two common ones: problem drinking versus alcoholism.