It’s a correlation long recognized by professionals in the suicide prevention and addiction treatment fields, but now there’s indisputable data: In 2017, deaths due to drugs, alcohol and suicide spiked to their highest levels ever recorded. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected that data since 1999, but two public health nonprofit organizations…

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At first glance, addiction may seem like a many-headed beast, thrown together by some malevolent god with no rhyme or reason. In reality, it follows a linear path with five distinct stages, regardless of the substances used. As a brain disorder, addiction can manifest in a number of different ways, but the overwhelming commonality is…

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