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Generalized Anxiety Disorder And Addiction

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June 8th, 2017

Mental health and substance abuse are often linked. When this occurs, the relationship between the two can become quite complex, with each influencing the other in multiple negative ways. When a substance use disorder occurs with a mental health disorder, it is referred to as a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis. One such illness, […]

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Signs You Are Enabling Your Loved One’s Addiction

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May 17th, 2017

Witnessing a drug or alcohol addiction derail your loved one’s life can change you. From the way you live your life individually, and as a family, to the emotions you begin to experience, the negative effects of the addiction do not only impact the user—family members of an addicted individual often suffer greatly at the […]

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Should I Send My Loved One Back To Rehab If They Relapsed?

Should I Send My Loved One Back to Rehab if They Relapsed
May 9th, 2017

Should I send my loved one back to a rehab center after they relapsed? At which point this question becomes a concern, chances are, you’ve already undergone a sizable journey alongside your loved one as they progressed through drug abuse, to addiction, to treatment and through recovery. It may feel like you’re back to square […]

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Signs Of Heroin Use and Abuse

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March 13th, 2017

Any drug abuse and addiction is dangerous, posing numerous and wide-ranging threats to both your physical and mental health. Opioid drugs, including heroin and narcotic painkillers, are no different, and in many ways, these risk may be even greater. Heroin has always been a treacherous drug, however, we are now witnessing this menacing drug in […]

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Signs Of Alcoholism

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March 13th, 2017

Many people can pick up a drink at a party or while dining out and have no problem having just one drink. However, not everyone has this ability. In fact, as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports, “approximately 7.2 percent or 17 million adults in the United States ages 18 and […]

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ADHD And Substance Abuse

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February 23rd, 2017

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral and developmental disorder marked by inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity. It is characterized in brief by a person’s inability to focus, sit still and give prolonged thought to a decision-making process. It is also characterized by a person’s disposition towards distractibility, an inability to listen, excess talkativeness and […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Personality Disorders And Substance Abuse

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February 9th, 2017

When an individual suffers from a substance use disorder concurrently with a mental health disorder, this is called a dual diagnosis. Personality disorders encompass ten types of disorders, each of which require a specific treatment approach. A comprehensive treatment program should treat these, and any other co-occurring disorders, in order to maximize the impact of […]

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How To Get Your Loved One Into Treatment For Drugs Or Alcohol

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January 31st, 2017

One of the most devastating circumstances a person can go through is to be overcome by a drug or alcohol addiction, a situation that can be equally crushing for the individual’s family. If you’re watching a family member, dear friend or close coworker lose sight of life to an addiction, you may be struggling with […]

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What Is A “Dry Drunk”?

What Is A Dry Drunk?
December 9th, 2016

Addiction is a complicated disorder, one that has roots extending into multiple aspects of a person’s life. For this reason, sobriety is also multi-faceted—a sober lifestyle goes beyond refraining from only drinking or using, and extends to the way a person chooses to live their life. Unfortunately for some, they may view sobriety in this […]

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Coping Strategies For Addiction

Coping Strategies For Addiction
December 5th, 2016

Substance abuse and addiction arise from many things, the specifics varying from individual to individual, however, one predominant characteristic of a drug and alcohol addiction is that it originated in part from a person’s attempt to cope with some aspect of their life. As a person becomes overwhelmed with life’s struggles—the loss of a job, […]

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