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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

It can feel scary when you’re going through a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s common for people to abuse substances for years without realizing how much their use is affecting them. But choosing to change your life for the better is a strong decision. Acknowledging your substance problem and taking the first steps toward a …

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How Alcohol and Depression Are Related

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can cause serious medical and mental health problems, which can shorten your life expectancy and diminish your overall quality of life. Because alcoholism leads to significant neurotransmitter imbalances, alcohol and depression often co-occur. Although alcohol is legal, it is also widely abused because it has the potential to cause both physical …

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Top 7 Do’s and Don’ts of Addiction Recovery

Breaking an addiction and beginning a recovery journey often feels isolating, confusing, and intimidating. There are many things to work on and improve while navigating a sea of triggers and new relationships. However, there are a few things that everyone struggling with an addiction can keep in mind when beginning their recovery journey.Addiction recovery in …

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Fun Sober Activities

For those in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, learning how to manage day-to-day life while maintaining sobriety can be difficult. Finding fun sober activities is another hard part of recovery, especially when you are new to sobriety and abstinence. However, engaging in sober activities is important for your sobriety and your mental health. Sober …

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What Happens in Substance Use Treatment?

My husband and I joke—but in that partially-truthful way—that we’ll watch Breaking Bad with our boys before they become teenagers in hopes of warding off any interest in drugs. Jesse Pinkman’s character arc alone is enough to do the job. But what about sobriety? Do movies, books and TV shows offer an honest portrayal of addiction, substance …

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How Does Addiction Affect ADHD

How Does Addiction Affect ADHD?

Many people think of ADHD as a problem for little kids. But ADHD affects over 8% of all adults, with half of them developing severe impairment. Also, ADHD has a connection that may surprise you: an increased risk of addiction. People with ADHD are three times more likely than their peers to have addictions. If you …

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Proper Anxiety Treatment Makes Difficult Times Easier

With proper anxiety treatment, you can get back to living your life. But it’s not always that easy or quick. Sometimes, anxiety or other mental health issues create additional problems such as addiction, especially during a pandemic. When that happens, you might not be taking good care of yourself. During a pandemic like the current …

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