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Category: Drug Addiction

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25 May

When it comes to addiction, people soon become pros at fooling others, and themselves. Denial is as common in addiction as drug use is, and it’s one of the things that keeps people addicted and stops them from seeking drug and alcohol treatment when they should. If you tell yourself the following things, you may want to […]

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24 May

The news about teenage drug abuse is not shocking. We’ve known for years that trauma and substance abuse are linked. A quick look at the stats tells us that much. 70 percent of people receiving treatment for drug or alcohol abuse reported a history of trauma. People with five or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are seven to 10 times […]

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23 May

Due to the symptoms of withdrawal and heroin’s highly addictive nature, individuals typically have the best chance at a successful heroin addiction recovery when they seek help from a treatment center. But what does that recovery look like and what can you expect during detox, withdrawal, and rehab?  To give you a better idea of […]

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20 May

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be good or bad. From deciding what foods to eat or movies to watch to more life-altering decisions like a home purchase and career change, a specific part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex manages […]

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16 May

Drug and alcohol abuse can damage your overall health, but what kind of impact does adolescent drug use have on emotional development? To answer this question, let’s meet Mitch and Brenda. Mitch: A Case of Stunted Emotional Development In high school, Mitch had a hard time making friends and struggled academically. Frustrated, sad, and lonely, […]

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13 May

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction are common comorbidities. Meaning, people with ADHD are more likely to turn to substances to cope and people in recovery often discover that they have ADHD. However, ADHD is often underdiagnosed, especially in women. This can make having ADHD in addiction recovery especially challenging. I was misdiagnosed for eight years of my […]

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11 May

Reasons Why Injuries Can Lead to Addiction An athlete who has had a significant injury can be at risk of developing an addiction to prescribed medication. The pain of the injury is often so severe that the person would do anything to try to stop it. This type of intense pain can lead to drug […]

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15 April

Are you worried about the fentanyl side effects? If you are reading this article, you most likely know the dangers of fentanyl. I ask that you share this article or other information about fentanyl with a family member, especially with teens or young adults, so that parents are more informed. The sad fact is that […]

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14 March

Substance use disorder, more commonly umbrellaed as “addiction,” is one of the biggest public health crises of modern times. In fact, overdoses due to addiction are the top cause of accidental death in the United States, killing hundreds of thousands each year. The worst part? Only 1 in 10 people who need substance use disorder treatment receive […]

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14 February

We all love a good night’s sleep. But more than a third of Americans don’t get it. Somewhere around 30% of us have insomnia. Perhaps 20% of us suffer from sleep apnea. Roughly half of us snore, which might be harder on our mates than ourselves. Those of us who don’t sleep well either suffer in silence or try […]

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