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How COVID-19 Plus Drug and Alcohol Addiction Create A Perfect Storm

By |January 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Rise of COVID-19 With 2020 finally behind us, many of us look back on the past year with shock and bewilderment - and many of us look forward to the year ahead with ...

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The Truth About PTSD and Substance Abuse

By |June 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Substance abuse is often linked to other mental health disorders. It is commonly comorbid with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety and unresolved trauma. One of the most common comorbid disorders is addiction ...

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Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment

By |May 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Up until the mid-1990s, mental illness and substance abuse were treated separately. Those suffering from mental health issues were frequently instructed to “sober up” if they had simultaneously been using chemical substances. Those with ...

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Ways to Have Fun and Stay Sober in College

By |September 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Starting college can be both thrilling and terrifying. For many students, it’s your first time living independently. You’ll have to learn new life skills, like balancing your schedule to make sure you don’t fall behind ...

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The Importance of Family Support During Recovery

By |August 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

People struggling to break free of the disease of addiction often feel as if they are facing their challenges alone. However, substance abuse – and recovery – affect friends and families just as much as ...

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3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

By |July 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

When your family member or close friend decides to enter an addiction recovery program, it can be a challenging and emotional time. Many friends and family members of people who are facing addiction issues fall ...

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Is There a Study Drug Crisis Among U.S. Students?

By |July 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For a high school or college student struggling to maintain a good GPA, a pill that helps them focus or stay awake for an all-night study session may seem like a magical solution. That’s why ...

5 Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Loved One About Their Addiction

By |May 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you suspect your loved one has a substance use problem and is in denial about it, bringing up the topic can feel awkward or even frightening. Defensiveness is the default response to such conversations ...

6 Personality Traits Commonly Linked to Addiction

By |April 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The term “addictive personality” is often used flippantly, and it implies that a person may be predisposed to substance use disorder based on their personality type. But it’s not that simple. There isn’t one single ...