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drug addiction
27
Aug

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction You Need to Know

The symptoms of drug addiction aren’t always obvious. That’s because many people struggle with the difference between addiction and recreational use. While many drugs carry inherent risks of addiction, most people don’t become addicted to most substances after using them once. Drug addiction doesn’t come with a sign that announces that you have a problem...
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16
Jul

Alternatives to Drinking and Using: How to Stay Sober

Maintaining your sobriety after receiving treatment for addiction is often one of the most challenging aspects of recovery. This is because drinking alcohol and using drugs are two events that many people turn to in social situations or to “relax” after a tough day.  However, there are alternative ways to feel good without risking your...
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02
Jul

What Is Dual Diagnosis? How It Supports Recovery

It isn’t uncommon for people to be treated for drug addiction or a mental health disorder, but what is dual diagnosis, and what makes its approach different from traditional forms of treatment? In the not too distant past, it was common for recovery specialists to focus on one area of recovery. Some programs were geared...
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07
May

7 Tips for Getting and Staying Sober

Getting sober is a challenge, but staying sober is equally, if not more, challenging. Many things can happen in your life that can cause you to revisit old, destructive habits. Many who struggle with drugs or alcohol find it difficult to stay sober over the holidays, while others may struggle after running into an old...
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23
Apr

The Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Both Xanax and alcohol have their places in the lives of people all around the world. Xanax is a prescription medication in the benzodiazepine family that can help treat anxiety and panic disorders, making life a lot more manageable for over five percent of the adult population in the United States who take these drugs....
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16
Apr

The Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health

The effects of social isolation on mental health are a challenge during the best of times, but social isolation has taken on a new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. As bars, restaurants, schools, and shopping centers close, and we’re all instructed to social distance with our immediate families at home, the opportunity for social has...
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25
Jan

The Hidden Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

The presence of addiction can be deceptively subtle. This is especially true in the signs of prescription drug abuse. If you suspect that you or a loved one are suffering from a substance use disorder, please view this page to learn more about the common symptoms in this type of addiction. Symptoms and Signs of...
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11
Dec

How to Stay Sober Over the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner. This means parties, family, and, oftentimes, mingling with people who drink and use drugs. Your recovery might feel extra challenging during the holiday season. Consider this article’s tips and tricks to staying sober while still enjoying the festivities. Recognize an Increase in Temptation The holidays bring a mix...
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26
Nov

12-Step Principles for Dual-Diagnosis

The 12-step program is a faith-based recovery program typically offered to patients with co-occurring mental health and addiction problems. Although the program stresses spirituality, you do not need to believe in a higher power to participate. This program allows for self-growth, and members are encouraged to practice the 12-step principles during their time in a...
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