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Alcohol Abuse

How Drinking Alcohol Harms Your Health

Drinking alcohol is part of our social culture; it is associated with relaxation, parties, and adventures. For some, drinking a... Continue Reading

Accessing Addiction Recovery Resources During the Pandemic

By Constance Scharff, PhD Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She is on the board of directors of Rock to Recovery and serves as their Science and Research Chair.

Economic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders have changed the way we access mental health and addiction recovery services. Here a... Continue Reading

Overcoming Relapse Triggers During the Pandemic

By Constance Scharff, PhD Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction recovery and mental health. She is on the board of directors of Rock to Recovery and serves as their Science and Research Chair.

Covid-19 has put many in recovery from substance use disorder at risk of relapse. The American Medical Association notes that o... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

What are the Best Treatment Options for Alcohol Use Disorder?

By Wish Recovery

Of the nearly 15 million adult Americans diagnosed with alcohol use disorder or AUD, most of them report finding an alcohol tre... Continue Reading

A Simple Guide To Understanding NAD+ Treatment for Addiction

By Wish Recovery

It can be an emotionally unpleasant experience to watch someone you care for struggle with substance use disorder. It’s even mo... Continue Reading

Using TRICARE for Addiction Treatment

By Dr. Brian Wind Ph.D. Dr. Brian Wind Ph.D. is a recognized leader in clinical psychology with over 15 years of experience.

Both active-duty military members and veterans face a difficult set of circumstances when it comes to recovering from addiction... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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How Disruptive Behavior Disorder & Substance Misuse Affect One Another

By Dawn Hurley

The combination of a SUD and a DBD can not only drastically affect someone's quality of life, but also complicate the treatment... Continue Reading

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Can EMDR Therapy Help Those Suffering From a Dual Diagnosis?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is psychotherapy that promotes healing from the emotional distress that tr... Continue Reading

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Is Vaping Linked to Clinical Depression?

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

A recent study found that individuals who reported vaping had a greater chance of also reporting a comorbid history of clinical... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

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Defining Vampire Energy & Its Role in Active Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

Vampire energy presents in various forms, but no form is more easily recognizable than active addiction. Continue Reading

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Behavioral Signs You or a Loved One May Have an Addiction

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Addiction isn't always apparent. The shame and stigma are pervasive. As a result, many withhold, lie, and manipulate their trut... Continue Reading

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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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Drug Abuse

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The Danger of Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts & Their Role in Addiction

By Toshia Humphries

Whether you’re going through a spiritual awakening or seeing yourself in the scenario of shamed, judged or distorted experience... Continue Reading

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Kanna: Treatment for Depression or Next Popular Drug of Choice?

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

South Africans have used the Kanna plant for medicinal purposes for centuries. Today, it is making controversial headway in the... Continue Reading

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When ‘Peer Pressure’ Becomes Bullying

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Young people are especially prone to these consequences. 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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