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How Substance Abuse Affects Your Sleep

If you are having trouble falling asleep at night, you should know that this is a common problem. There are countless people who simply do not get enough sleep on a nightly basis. You might wake up the next day feeling tired, irritable, and could even have trouble focusing at work or at school. You…

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Can an Obsession Lead to An Addiction?

An obsession is different than an addiction. An obsession is an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. However, an addiction is an illness that affects the brain, causing a person to engage in compulsory substance use or addictive behaviors, such as gambling.

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3 Common Myths About Addiction Treatment

When you are ready to get help for your addiction, it might seem like an uphill battle. There are many common myths that center around addiction treatment. These myths about addiction treatment can make you question whether you should get help or are even worthy of support. Learn more about three of the most common…

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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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6 Signs that Your Alcohol Addiction is Out of Control

There is a difference between a social user and an addict. While neither is good, there are concrete ways to tell when your addiction has taken over and has become out of control. Do you know what these signs are? Your daily life has changed People tend to be creatures of habit and a daily…