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10 March

This is a guest post by Daniel Hochman, M.D., on how to help when you are concerned about substance use.  This article will review some real-world answers to those struggling to talk to their loved one about their drinking or substance use. As a psychiatrist who has helped hundreds of patients and teaches nationally on […]

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11 February

Does your adult child or teen not seem to love themselves? Do you feel the pain of trying to help to no avail? When I’m in emotional distress, it’s easy to withdraw and shut down. I can find myself becoming angry, resentful, and blaming others. The situation can feel overwhelming. Your child may be feeling […]

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10 February

The five stages of change have helped many better understand the progression from addiction to recovery. Addiction transforms the lives of all those people who live around the person who is involved in addiction. It turns a kind and dedicated person into a lonely and hopeless soul. The impact of this disease breaks several relationships […]

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08 February

Benzodiazepines are prescription psychoactive medications that help people manage anxiety, insomnia and seizure disorders. They are also among the most misused categories of prescription drugs in the United States. Here’s how to recognize benzodiazepine abuse signs in your loved ones or yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, benzodiazepine overdoses increased by nearly […]

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07 February

While Vicodin isn’t as notorious as OxyContin or fentanyl, it nonetheless remains among the most misused prescription opioids. But is Vicodin addictive? Here’s what you need to know about the signs of Vicodin and painkiller addiction. What is Vicodin? Vicodin is the brand name of a prescription medication used to manage moderate to intense pain. […]

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07 February

Radical acceptance is increasingly being integrated into substance use recovery plans, but what is radical acceptance, and how does it help address addiction disorders? Here is what you need to know. If you are struggling with addiction and co-existing disorders, a radical acceptance approach could help you cultivate a healthier mindset as you pursue sobriety. […]

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