Addiction and Substance Abuse

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What Is the Safest Amount of Alcohol to Drink?

You might have heard that a daily glass of wine is good for your health, but not every expert agrees. Here's what experts really think about alcohol consumption.

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20 Secrets Addiction Counselors Want You to Know

Whether you or a loved one is facing alcohol, drug, or painkiller addiction, here's real advice on how to get...


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Dry January: Should You Quit Drinking in January?

Dry January is gaining in popularity. But what is Dry January and does it have any benefits? Here's what you...


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I Gave Up Alcohol for 21 Days, and Here’s What Happened

Cutting cocktails out of my life was a seriously eye-opening experience and one of the best ways I've found to...


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21 Medications You Should Never Mix with Alcohol

A hot toddy might sound good when you have a cold—but resist the urge: The mixture of booze and common...

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12 Signs You Should Try a Dry January

Taking a month off drinking alcohol has some potential benefits, even if you're just a social drinker.


8 Creative Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Without Alcohol

Skip the alcohol and try these 8 unique ways to ring in the New Year, from a virtual dinner party...


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14 Expert Tips for a Successful Dry January

Looking to go "dry" this January? Follow our experts' 14 tips for a successful alcohol-free month, from detoxing your house...


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“I Tried Dry January—and It Saved My Life”

"Only alcoholics need to quit drinking and I wasn't an alcoholic so I didn't need to give up drinking… right?"


Here’s Why Drinking Alcohol Can Make You Hungry

This is why a couple rounds of beer at a bar may lead to ordering hot wings, mozzarella sticks, and...


9 Proven Ways to Quit Vaping

You've heard the news—vaping is causing deadly lung diseases in e-cigarette users. If you're ready to quit, these strategies will...


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8 Vaping Statistics That May Shock You

You've probably seen the headlines on the popularity—and dangers of vaping. But the stats may be even worse than you...


9 Urgent Reasons to Stop Vaping Right Now

Vaping is causing serious lung diseases and death. Here's what you need to know.

9 Things to Know Before You Try Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been used for over 100 years to help with issues from smoking to low self-esteem. Read this before...


The 22 Best Ways to Quit Smoking

Not sure how to quit smoking cigarettes? These tried-and-true tips have helped ex-smokers quit and go on to lead a...


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You Need This: Tricks to Cure a Hangover Naturally

Overdo it last night? Rebound quickly with these all-natural hangover home remedies, most of which you likely have on hand.


12 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Body Heals After You Quit Smoking

When you quit smoking and no longer inhale the 4,800 toxic substances found in cigarettes, you experience enormous positive changes...


7 Ways to Take Back Your Health After You Quit Smoking

So you quit smoking—congrats! You've already done one of the best things possible for your body. Now it's time to...


12 Ways Smoking Cigarettes Ruins Your Looks

If knowing what smoking does to the inside of your body isn't enough to motivate you to quit, consider the...


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9 Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

No one is saying drinking in moderation (a drink a day for women and two for men) is a bad...


10 Silent Signs You’re Slipping into a Pain Pill Addiction

One in five Americans have misused prescription drugs at least once, yet only one in three even recognizes the signs...


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Cut Back on Alcohol: 17 Tips to Drink a Little Less

If you drink alcohol, you should consider limiting your intake to no more than two drinks per day for men,...

The Surprising Surgery That May Help You Quit Smoking

Scheduling this very specific type of surgery may actually help you quit smoking a lot faster than you ever expected—no...


Ex-Smokers Reveal What Helped Them Actually Quit Smoking For Good

Between the temptations, stress, and withdrawal, it's hard to kick the habit. See what former smokers say helped them quit...


Drinking Just This Much Alcohol Can Seriously Mess with Your Hormones

Feeling like your hormones are out of wack? Time to check your alcohol intake.


This Is the Group That’s More Likely to Be Prescribed Opioids—and Get Addicted

When people show up to the ER or leave the OR after surgery, one group is more likely to walk...


Thirdhand Smoke Is Real—Here’s How It Can Damage Your Brain and Liver

A new study that proves that third-hand smoke is a thing, and it could be hurting your friends and your...