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My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M.
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on December 29, 2016

My Journey to Addiction Recovery: Beth M. I grew up in South Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, in a good family. Drugs and alcohol were not part of my story at a young age, I actually got a pretty late start compared to many other stories that I hear. I just wasn’t exposed to it.…

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Tolerance, A Hallmark of Addiction
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on December 13, 2016

Tolerance, A Hallmark of Addiction “Tolerance is one of the most obvious effects of abused drugs,” wrote the first director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Robert Du Pont, in The Selfish Brain. “Most non-users are impressed by how much drug use tolerance permits. They cannot imagine liking the feelings produced by smoking…

What Is Substance Abuse?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 28, 2016

What Is Substance Abuse? If you were to answer the question, “what is substance abuse?”, would you point to narcotics such as heroin or cocaine? You’re not alone. There are many who consider these substances to be the drugs that others abuse. However, did you know that this list should also include tobacco, prescription drugs,…

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 25, 2016

Alcohol Poisoning Treatment When you’re looking for alcohol poisoning treatment, you most likely need help for someone else. Alcohol poisoning is a potentially deadly condition that may occur by accident or because of a willingly self-administered overdose of alcohol. What should you do when you’re worried that a friend or family member has consumed a…

What Is Alcoholism And Is It Curable?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 21, 2016

What Is Alcoholism And Is It Curable? Alcohol use disorder, which many refer to when talking about alcoholism, is a very real, very common addiction. It affects the user and, by extension, the people around them. This disease progresses slowly, but there is a way out. So, what is alcoholism and how can you or…

The Effects Of Alcohol Go Beyond Appearance
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 18, 2016

The Effects Of Alcohol Go Beyond Appearance There are always stereotypes surrounding addiction. Plenty of people believe that they can tell the difference between someone who is suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction and someone who isn’t. They might cite weight gain brought on by drinking too much, psoriasis on the hands, or a telltale…

What Are The Stages Of Alcoholism?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 8, 2016

What Are The Stages Of Alcoholism? When people talk about alcohol dependence, it generally sounds like an all or nothing problem. You’re either completely suffering from the disease or it doesn’t affect you at all. A closer look at the condition reveals that this isn’t true. In fact, there are three recognizable stages of alcoholism.…

Are Alcoholic Symptoms Obvious?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on November 1, 2016

Are Alcoholic Symptoms Obvious? Could last night’s drinking binge be the sign of a problem? When taking out the recycling, did the amount of empty alcoholic beverage containers worry you? Although you can’t always point to alcohol dependence as a result of these signs, there are a few other real alcoholic symptoms that make a…

Why Alcohol Dependence Is Hard to Overcome
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 31, 2016

Why Alcohol Dependence Is Hard to Overcome Alcoholism is one of the most dangerous addictions. Oftentimes, people minimize the epidemic of alcoholism because there’s so much media attention around the opioid problem in the United States. Alcohol-related accidents and fatalities are still one of the leading killers in the United States. Many times this is because…

What Is Alcohol and Why Is It Addictive?
By Stepping Stone Center for Recovery on October 17, 2016

What Is Alcohol and Why Is It Addictive? Have you ever wondered, “What is alcohol exactly?” It’s such a common substance that it’s sold at every gas station, liquor store, grocery store, bars and many restaurants – so what is it, anyway? You may hear stories about how people become addicted to alcohol, but may…