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Addiction

Understanding Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

Physical dependence is a term that many do not fully understand. While this condition mirrors some characteristics of addiction, the state of physical dependence also differs from addiction in several key ways. To fully understand this unique condition of physical dependence, let’s first clarify what

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Addiction

Psychological Dependence

When people talk about drinking alcohol or taking a particular substance, usually they’re focused on how it makes them feel physically. Little is said or acknowledged about the psychological dependence behind every person’s addiction. We must acknowledge the role of such dependence and develop a plan to address it.

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Addiction

Mental Illness Statistics You Need to Know

While millions of people suffer with mental illness in the US, countless individuals and their families remain in the shadows, trying to be strong. They keep it in the family and will not seeking professional help. But these mental illness statistics may change how you think about

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Addiction

Relationship Between Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety

The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. One in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, making it critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. Here’s what you need to know and how

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Addiction

What are the Symptoms of Addiction?

In 2017, more than 70,000 people lost their lives to a drug overdose; many of them had an addiction disorder. Most will have also had family members wondering what they could have done differently or how they missed the signs. What are the symptoms of

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Sober Living

10 Tips for a Safe & Sober Halloween

Statistics show that hospital Emergency Room visits are 5x more likely to occur on Halloween than at any other time. A harrowing statistic to be sure, but what if you’re newly clean and sober? How does one celebrate a holiday with such a high penchant

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On February 15, 2016 Addiction Treatment, Sober Living Homes
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The Incredible Support You Get When You Call For Addiction Help

On February 16, 2016 Addiction, Addiction Treatment
Most people suffering from addiction are afraid to call for help, and for good reason. When they call for help, they must admit that something is wrong. They fear the...
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The Relationship Between Stress and Substance Use

The Relationship Between Stress and Substance Use

On February 19, 2016 Addiction, Mental Health
One of the most common triggers of substance use is stress. Many people may not associate stress with their drinking or drug use right away. Instead, they might notice how...
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