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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction

Often, the decision to quit an addictive substance is filled with ambivalence. This is especially true for individuals who are in treatment as a result of a court order, but even though those who seek treatment on their own may have a period of being unsure. Individuals worry about going through withdrawal, being strong enough…

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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 addiction? What Is Addiction? Addiction is a chronic condition that…

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Psychological Dependence

When people talk about drinking alcohol or taking a particular substance, usually, they focus 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. This way, they can reach true…

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Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Anxiety and Addiction

The relationship between depression and anxiety and addiction is a strong one. Because one in four adults with a mental illness also suffers from a substance abuse disorder, it’s critical to understand the connection for effective treatment. So here’s what you need to know and how to get help with substance abuse disorders for yourself…

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How to Practice Patience

Someone once said patience is a virtue. When it comes to dealing with others or even practicing self-compassion, being patient is a big part of the process. The alternative to patience is anger or frustration, both of which increase anxiety levels and might make it harder to feel good and make positive choices. How to…

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Middle Aged People Are Dying from Alcoholism

Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 Today when we hear about substance abuse issues in this country the first point of discussion is the escalated opioid epidemic here in the United States. After all, it is most often reported in the news and is currently considered the most severe addiction problem in the US. Unfortunately, there is…

How to help an addict

How To Help An Addict

Get Help Today 1-855-815-9727 Getting Help For You or Someone You Love How to get help for an addict if it’s your or someone you love? It can be extremely difficult to admit that addiction has come to rule your life or the life of someone you care about. Even if you aren’t the one…