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Staying in Active Addiction Is a Choice Even If Addiction Isn’t a Choice

Nnatasha Tracy

Staying in an active addiction is a choice. This is not to suggest that addiction itself is a choice -- it isn't -- addiction itself can be considered a mental illness, and an illness is never a choice. That said, when a person continues in their addiction, that is a choice. I wish people would acknowledge that.

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NASW Partners with Sesame Workshop for a Discussion on Parental Addiction

Social Work Blog

April Ferguson, LCSW-C Senior Practice Associate for Children and Adolescents NASW continues its collaboration with Sesame Workshop (SW) and recently partnered for a roundtable discussion regarding parental addiction. SW is a nonprofit impact organization whose mission is to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

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Why Doesn’t Punishment Stop Addiction?

Gateway Foundation

Addiction is a medical condition, not a character flaw. Yet, despite the research and overwhelming evidence in favor of this position, drug addiction continues to be stigmatized. Here are a few reasons why punishing drug addiction doesn’t work: 1. As a result, punishment will not prevent or end addiction on a larger scale.

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The Role of Family and Friends In Addiction Recovery

Gateway Foundation

Substance use and addiction can change family dynamics, weaken communication, and erode trust. In time, you’ll find that you can heal from addiction and create a healthier home environment for everyone. The Role of Friends In Addiction Recovery The importance of friendship in addiction recovery cannot be overstated.

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Why Playing the Lottery Is So Addictive

Gateway Foundation

The lottery is a common entertainment source that can quickly become addictive. Playing the lottery can become addictive when an individual develops an unhealthy compulsion to engage in it. While purchasing lottery tickets occasionally does not indicate an addiction, playing the lottery excessively can become an addiction.

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Introducing a community approach to practice with homelessness and addiction

Health & Social Care Workforce

This blog is the third in a series of three by The People’s Recovery Project (TPRP), a charity building sustained recovery for people experiencing homelessness and addiction. As a follow up to their involvement in the HSCWRU Strengthening adult safeguarding … Continue reading →

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Native Americans and Opioid Addiction: Understanding the Problem

Relias

That number included nearly 3% of all AI/AN youth between the ages of 12-17, indicating that Native Americans and opioid addiction will continue to be an issue in the coming years. Extreme hardship created susceptibility to addiction. These programs may lack sufficient resources for mental health and addiction treatment.