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How Anxiety Disorders Increase a Person’s Addiction Risk

By |2022-05-16T11:36:39-04:00May 11th, 2022|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Anxiety Disorders & Addiction It is normal for a person to feel anxious in certain circumstances, such as before a first date or job interview. However, some people struggle with anxiety that is more prolonged and difficult to control. Anxiety disorders are characterized by symptoms such as: Worry and fear that never seems to go [...]

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Signs of a Marijuana Use Disorder

By |2022-04-10T17:14:44-04:00April 7th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States. About 18% of Americans used marijuana at least once in 2019 and roughly 30% of these individuals met the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder. Medical Marijuana Is on the Scene Now The [...]

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How to Handle Family Members Who Aren’t Supportive of Your Recovery

By |2022-03-31T17:07:12-04:00March 30th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Personal Growth|

Family Members & Your Recovery In a perfect world, you could count on your parents, siblings, and other family members to always have your best interests at heart and to be supportive of your efforts to build a better future. Unfortunately, many of us have learned the hard way that our families are deeply flawed. [...]

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The Connection Between Exercise and Mood in Recovery

By |2022-03-22T17:47:46-04:00March 15th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holistic Treatment|

The "runner's high" you may have heard about isn't just a myth. Karmel Choi, a clinical and research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found a 26% decrease in a person’s odds of becoming depressed for each major increase in objectively measured physical activity. A National Library of Medicine review of [...]

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Tips for Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment

By |2022-03-14T21:17:11-04:00March 13th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

Returning to work after completing addiction treatment represents a major step in your recovery journey. It's normal to feel a little nervous and apprehensive about rejoining the workforce, but these tips can help you make a smoother transition. Know Your Rights When Returning to Work Alcoholism and drug addiction are considered disabilities under the Americans [...]

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4 Problems with Wine Mom Culture

By |2022-03-07T19:03:03-05:00March 5th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|

Wine Mom Culture & AUD The rise of social media has had the unfortunate effect of amplifying wine mom culture—the idea that the monumental task of raising children is impossible without drinking a large amount of wine. While it might seem like memes referring to wine as "Mommy juice" or Etsy shops selling wine glasses [...]

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Getting Help for a Marijuana Use Disorder

By |2022-02-18T16:42:25-05:00February 15th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, 6.3% of adults will meet the diagnostic criteria for a marijuana use disorder at some point in their lives. However, this condition often goes untreated due to a general misunderstanding about the risks associated with abuse and [...]

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Understanding How Rumination Can Lead to Substance Abuse

By |2022-02-11T20:09:02-05:00February 6th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Do you often feel as though you can't shut your mind off? Are you constantly dwelling on things that are beyond your control? Do your friends and family accuse you of overthinking every decision you make? Understanding Substance Abuse Finding yourself unable to control intrusive, repetitive, and generally negative thoughts is referred to as rumination. [...]

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Can Botanical-Based Alcohol Alternatives Help People in Recovery?

By |2022-01-25T18:30:51-05:00January 21st, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

In the United States, more than 14 million people are struggling with alcohol use disorders. Those who consume alcohol on a regular basis face an increased risk of developing over 200 different health conditions—including cancer, dementia, and cirrhosis—as well as the danger of drunk driving crashes, accidental injuries, and suicide or self-harm. Fake Alcohol? A [...]

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How Dangerous Is Fentanyl?

By |2022-01-14T15:01:27-05:00January 5th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Opioids|

The Fentanyl Epidemic News coverage of the opioid epidemic often mentions that fentanyl has played a large role in rising overdose deaths. Regardless, many people still fail to understand just how dangerous this powerful synthetic opioid can be. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, there were 42,700 fentanyl overdose deaths in 2020, [...]

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