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Depression and Substance Abuse
17
Jul

The Connection Between Depression and Substance Abuse

Oftentimes, depression, a type of mood disorder, and substance abuse go hand-in-hand. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 350 million people around the world struggle with varying degrees of depression. That’s a lot of people struggling with a treatable disorder. Unfortunately, it’s also estimated that only about half of these people will actually...
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Celebrities in Recovery for addiction
10
Jul

16 Celebrities in Recovery from Addiction

The rich and famous are no strangers to drug and alcohol abuse. The number of celebrities struggling with alcohol and drug addictions showcase just how widespread this problem really is. However, the following celebrities in recovery from addiction have been able to heal from substance abuse and lead fulfilling lives. 1. Elton John  Elton John...
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Faith-based Trauma and Addiction Care
28
Jun

Healing from Trauma and Addiction Through Faith-Based Programs

A vicious cycle exists between trauma and addiction. Trauma often causes its victims to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Oftentimes, this leads to addiction and further trauma. For this reason, it’s essential that rehabilitation treats not only the addiction but the trauma that may have created it in the first place. More and more research...
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First Responders and Addiction Struggles
21
Jun

First Responders and Addiction Struggles: Why So Common?

Emergency responders are there for us when we need them the most. From car accidents to fires to medical emergencies, they play a pivotal role in ensuring safety. Their heroic efforts are essential, but undergoing so many strenuous situations can be a strain. First responders are constantly exposed to dangerous, life-threatening issues. That stress can...
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how to fight Adderall addiction
23
May

How to Fight Adderall Addiction

In 2016, The New York Times Magazine gave millennials a new nickname: Generation Adderall. Since its release in 1996, doctors have prescribed the drug to millions of people—oftentimes children. While prescription drugs can help us manage an assortment of health concerns, it’s crucial that we know their risks, including the risk of addiction. If you...
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what to do when you relapse
23
Apr

What to Do When You Relapse in 7 Steps

Addiction relapses happen. They are fairly common too. Many factors play a role in how likely a relapse may happen, but on average 40-60% of addicted people relapse. So was all that hard work getting sober from alcohol or drugs a waste of time? Absolutely not! Let’s look at what to do when you relapse...
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link between social media and drug addiction
03
Apr

The Link Between Social Media and Drug Addiction

Social media is inescapable in today’s world. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and multiple other platforms promote a constant connection with friends and family. When you’re in recovery, social media may not factor high on your list of worries. But is there a link between social media and drug addiction? What about alcohol addiction? In this short...
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how to manage anxiety in recovery
13
Mar

How to Manage Anxiety in Recovery: 4 Essential Tips

Anxiety is fear. Our hearts race, our palms sweat and ours bodies release extra stress hormones. No matter how irrational our fear seems to others, it doesn’t change our very real struggle with anxiety. When drugs and alcohol are involved, it adds another layer to ours levels of anxiety. Let’s look at 4 tips on...
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why addicts lie
26
Feb

This is Why Addicts Lie

If you’ve ever loved an addict, you know it is one of the most heartbreaking things you’ll ever face. People who struggle with drugs and alcohol often say just about anything to explain away their addiction. Eventually, you discover the constant manipulation, but you may not understand why addicts lie. You may even beg to...
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benzo addiction
24
Jan

Why You Need to Know the Dangers of Benzo Addiction

Headlines are crowded with stories about opioids, but there are other medications that lead to addiction. One such medication is benzodiazepine. Benzos for short, this drug is a hypnotic sedative. It is commonly prescribed for conditions like anxiety disorder, insomnia, epilepsy and alcohol dependence. If you or someone you love is struggling with benzo addiction,...
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