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Drug and Alcohol Addiction

What Does the Bible Say About Addiction and Recovery?

By |2022-08-26T13:51:23-04:00August 19th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Addiction is often referred to as a disease of isolation, but the Bible says that God is always with us. Renewing your relationship with God can help you heal from past hurts and find the strength you need to begin your recovery journey. 6 Lessons About Addiction and Recovery From the Bible There are many [...]

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Benzos Addiction Is Often Overlooked

By |2022-07-29T12:41:28-04:00July 28th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

When most people think of the abuse of prescription medications, they imagine individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioid painkillers. However, benzodiazepines also have a significant potential for abuse and addiction. What Are Benzos? Benzodiazepines, often simply called benzos, are a class of prescription drugs most commonly used to treat anxiety. However, they [...]

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How Alcohol Damages the Liver

By |2022-07-13T16:18:23-04:00July 12th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|

Weighing about three pounds, the liver is a dark reddish-brown organ located in the upper right-hand portion of the abdominal cavity. It plays a vital role in maintaining a person's overall health, but about one in 10 Americans suffers from some type of liver disease. Excess alcohol consumption is one of the most well-known risk [...]

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A Closer Look at the Connection Between Substance Abuse and Suicide

By |2022-05-27T16:13:10-04:00May 25th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Suicide & Substance Abuse According to the CDC, suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. There were 45,979 deaths as a result of suicide in 2020—the equivalent of about one death every 11 minutes. Many factors affect a person's suicide risk, including poverty, childhood trauma, bullying, and a family history of [...]

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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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