High-Functioning Alcoholics: Suffering in Silence

Most of us don’t think of doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and professors as likely alcoholics, but as many of half of all alcoholics are high-functioning types with respectable, stable, and high-paying jobs. High-functioning alcoholics are usually able to balance their home and family lives with work and other responsibilities, all the while suffering from alcoholism and…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment

If you’re struggling with alcoholism, addiction, or a substance abuse disorder, you’re far from alone. 23 million Americans meet the criteria for a substance use disorder annually, making addiction a common problem. Addiction is a cunning and baffling disease because it doesn’t discriminate, meaning anyone who uses a psychoactive substance can ultimately develop a substance…

Brain Function can Recover after a Year of Abstinence from Methamphetamine

A new study shows that it takes at least one year for brain functions to improve in methamphetamine users. It supports the idea that brain function can recover after a year of abstinence from methamphetamine. These findings should help recovering abusers and their families understand that it can take an extended period of time for…