Alcohol Abuse

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Study: Military Spouses are Prone to Depression, Alcohol Abuse

By Monica Romano

We now have a better understanding of how deployments affect the whole family and the risks of developing deployment stress. Continue Reading

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Research Shows that Alcohol Abuse May Cause Genetic Changes

By Dawn Hurley

Research found that heavy drinking can actually edit your genes, but further research could provide essential information for i... Continue Reading

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Certain Genes Linked to Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

By Dawn Hurley

Recent findings underscore the urgency to continue identifying and studying genetic variants and health outcomes for heavy drin... Continue Reading


Addiction Treatment

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What Role Should Primary Care Play in Addiction Treatment?

By Dawn Hurley

It's important to consider the possible reasons why so many don't get help, despite the effectiveness of interventions for Subs... Continue Reading

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Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

Based on research, MABT training-based treatment has lasting effects on addiction recovery. Continue Reading

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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

There are several options available when considering rehab, including residential inpatient treatment. Continue Reading


Dual Diagnosis

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How Anxiety and Addiction Affect One Another

By Monica Romano

Whether one’s anxiety triggers substance abuse or vice versa, the cycle repeats and can often seem endless. Continue Reading

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How to Overcome Addiction Following Postpartum Depression

By Nicole Arzt

There's no doubt that parenting is a difficult feat. Struggling with a past or current addiction, however, can bring a whole ne... Continue Reading

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Differentiating Borderline Personality and Bipolar Disorders

By Rebecca Kovacs

BP and BPD are widely stigmatized through public misconception, and lumping the two disorders as one certainly doesn't help. Continue Reading


Signs of Addiction

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The Disease Model of Addiction: History and Perspectives

By Dawn Hurley

Anyone wanting to have an informed conversation on the matter will need to understand the reasons why addiction is considered a... Continue Reading

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Are Teen Eating Disorders a Precursor to Substance Abuse?

By Nicole Arzt

Up to 35 percent of people with substance use disorders also have an eating disorder. Continue Reading

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Study: Phone Addiction is the New Drunk Driving

By Nicole Arzt

Our smartphone reliance has transcended from mere entertainment to life-or-death situations. Continue Reading


Drug Abuse

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Meth 2.0: Volatile Drug Takes Even Deadlier Form

By Dawn Hurley

Many prognosticators fear that Meth 2.0 will continue the societal destruction caused by the evergrowing opioid epidemic. Continue Reading

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Study Shows MDMA Increases the Risk of Valvular Heart Disease

By Nicole Arzt

Emerging research now shows a significant relationship between serotonergic and dopaminergic substances and valvular heart dise... Continue Reading

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What to Know About Tardive Dyskinesia

By Nicole Arzt

TD can be a side effect of neuroleptic and antipsychotic medications used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,... Continue Reading



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What is the alcohol detox experience like?

We asked and you answered. Here are two separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What if I can't afford rehab?

We asked and you answered. Here are three separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What are the unique needs of women in addiction treatment?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading

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