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20 Jun Co-Occurring Disorders with Drug Addiction

Oftentimes, those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction are also struggling with mental health issues. Substance abuse can mask these co-occurring disorders, making it very challenging for the recovering addict undergo a well-rounded healing process if those separate issues are not identified. Here is a...

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13 Jun Recognizing Different Forms of Denial

Denial is often the first barrier standing between an addict and getting treatment, and responding to this denial when you see it in a loved one who is facing an addiction can be incredibly difficult. And what many who seek to help a loved one...

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06 Jun Redefining Fun in Addiction Recovery

It can be difficult for recovering addicts to close the door to their past addictions completely when they fear that it also means the end of having “fun” in life. Breaking free from addiction does require a great deal of effort and a heavy dose...

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12 May Stimulant Abuse Rising in the Workforce

The New York Times recently published a report stating that more and more workers are abusing A.D.H.D. drugs in an effort to increase productivity in the workplace. Amphetamine-based medications such as Adderall that are prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder work by increasing the activity of...

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05 May What Does Ecstasy Do to the Brain?

Ecstasy, also known as E, MDMA, or Molly, is a synthetic drug that produces both amphetamine-like stimulant effects and psychedelic effects, including increased energy, euphoria, distortions in sensory and time perception, and increased warmth towards others. It is known as a “club drug” because of...

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23 Apr Unique Approaches in Treating Opiate Addiction

When someone says “drug addiction,” dependence on prescription painkillers probably isn’t the first thing to enter your mind. However, an addiction to opiates or opioids can be just as dangerous as an addiction to illicit drugs or alcohol. Those suffering from addiction to painkillers exhibit...

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16 Apr Top Triggers for Women Who Relapse

For some recovering addicts, relapse does not mean a permanent slip back into old habits; but for others, it could mean exactly that. Because it’s impossible to know what relapse could mean for you as a recovering addict, it’s important to be mindful of what...

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09 Apr Recovery Tools Targeted for Women

Last month our posts were dedicated to showcasing the unique addiction recovery treatment options available to men seeking to overcome addiction. This month, we’re showcasing the unique treatment options that are available to women. It’s important to have these gender-specific options available, for men and...

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