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The Raleigh House is a substance dependency and drug addiction treatment program in Denver where our clients heal, learn and grow at their own pace of recovery. Read our blog for regular updates and to learn what makes us different than other treatment facilities.

June 14, 2024

How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

A common dual diagnosis is addiction plus ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. About 25 percent of people seeking addiction treatment also … Continue reading How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

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How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

A common dual diagnosis is addiction plus ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. About 25 percent of people seeking addiction treatment also … Continue reading How ADHD Increases Your Risk of Addiction

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June 14, 2024

Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

  Life can be so much better than this. At least a part of you believes that to be true. … Continue reading Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

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Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

  Life can be so much better than this. At least a part of you believes that to be true. … Continue reading Taking the Next Step at an Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Center

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June 7, 2024

Sleep and Addiction Recovery: 3 Tips for Better Rest

When recovering from addiction, sleeping problems are often par for the course. If you struggle with addiction, you may have … Continue reading Sleep and Addiction Recovery: 3 Tips for Better Rest

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Sleep and Addiction Recovery: 3 Tips for Better Rest

When recovering from addiction, sleeping problems are often par for the course. If you struggle with addiction, you may have … Continue reading Sleep and Addiction Recovery: 3 Tips for Better Rest

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May 31, 2024

How are Addiction and Eating Disorders Related?

Statistically, there is a large overlap between addiction and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. About half … Continue reading How are Addiction and Eating Disorders Related?

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How are Addiction and Eating Disorders Related?

Statistically, there is a large overlap between addiction and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. About half … Continue reading How are Addiction and Eating Disorders Related?

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May 31, 2024

How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

You know your spouse, child or parent better than the average person. After all, you’re familiar with their mannerisms, passions, … Continue reading How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

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How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

You know your spouse, child or parent better than the average person. After all, you’re familiar with their mannerisms, passions, … Continue reading How to Differentiate Signs of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

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May 24, 2024

4 Myths About Therapy

Most people who struggle with addiction also struggle with another mental health issue, typically depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, … Continue reading 4 Myths About Therapy

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4 Myths About Therapy

Most people who struggle with addiction also struggle with another mental health issue, typically depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, … Continue reading 4 Myths About Therapy

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May 24, 2024

Addiction & Parental Guilt: How to Cope with Your Child’s…

  According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 22.7 million people in the United States needed professional … Continue reading Addiction & Parental Guilt: How to Cope with Your Child’s Addiction

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Addiction & Parental Guilt: How to Cope with Your Child’s Addiction

  According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 22.7 million people in the United States needed professional … Continue reading Addiction & Parental Guilt: How to Cope with Your Child’s Addiction

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March 29, 2022

Is Your Loved One Addicted to Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepine Abuse Signs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, benzodiazepine overdoses increased by nearly 24% between 2019 and 2020. Fatal overdoses … Continue reading Is Your Loved One Addicted to Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepine Abuse Signs

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Is Your Loved One Addicted to Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepine Abuse Signs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, benzodiazepine overdoses increased by nearly 24% between 2019 and 2020. Fatal overdoses … Continue reading Is Your Loved One Addicted to Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepine Abuse Signs

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March 22, 2022

Is Vicodin Addictive? What You Need to Know About Vicodin

What is Vicodin? Vicodin is the brand name of a prescription medication used to manage moderate to intense pain. The … Continue reading Is Vicodin Addictive? What You Need to Know About Vicodin

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Is Vicodin Addictive? What You Need to Know About Vicodin

What is Vicodin? Vicodin is the brand name of a prescription medication used to manage moderate to intense pain. The … Continue reading Is Vicodin Addictive? What You Need to Know About Vicodin

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March 15, 2022

What Is Radical Acceptance? How Radical Acceptance Can Help Treat…

If you are struggling with addiction and co-existing disorders, a radical acceptance approach could help you cultivate a healthier mindset … Continue reading What Is Radical Acceptance? How Radical Acceptance Can Help Treat Trauma

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What Is Radical Acceptance? How Radical Acceptance Can Help Treat Trauma

If you are struggling with addiction and co-existing disorders, a radical acceptance approach could help you cultivate a healthier mindset … Continue reading What Is Radical Acceptance? How Radical Acceptance Can Help Treat Trauma

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March 8, 2022

Accelerated Resolution Therapy & PTSD: What You Need to Know

Accelerated resolution therapy is an incredibly promising PTSD treatment adopted by numerous mental health and addiction specialists; the federal Substance Abuse and Mental … Continue reading Accelerated Resolution Therapy & PTSD: What You Need to Know

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Accelerated Resolution Therapy & PTSD: What You Need to Know

Accelerated resolution therapy is an incredibly promising PTSD treatment adopted by numerous mental health and addiction specialists; the federal Substance Abuse and Mental … Continue reading Accelerated Resolution Therapy & PTSD: What You Need to Know

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February 22, 2022

The Best Things You Can Say to Someone in Recovery

You’re not always going to say the right thing. But you can try. When someone you love is recovering from … Continue reading The Best Things You Can Say to Someone in Recovery

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The Best Things You Can Say to Someone in Recovery

You’re not always going to say the right thing. But you can try. When someone you love is recovering from … Continue reading The Best Things You Can Say to Someone in Recovery

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February 15, 2022

10 Warning Signs of Addiction Recurrence

Recovery from a substance use disorder is a life-long process. As such, occasional relapse is not uncommon; an estimated 90% … Continue reading 10 Warning Signs of Addiction Recurrence

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10 Warning Signs of Addiction Recurrence

Recovery from a substance use disorder is a life-long process. As such, occasional relapse is not uncommon; an estimated 90% … Continue reading 10 Warning Signs of Addiction Recurrence

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February 8, 2022

What Are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy … Continue reading What Are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques?

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What Are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy … Continue reading What Are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques?

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February 1, 2022

The Risks of Exercise Addiction

Regular exercise is an essential component of optimal physical and mental health. Countless studies have found that exercise helps regulate mood, improve … Continue reading The Risks of Exercise Addiction

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The Risks of Exercise Addiction

Regular exercise is an essential component of optimal physical and mental health. Countless studies have found that exercise helps regulate mood, improve … Continue reading The Risks of Exercise Addiction

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January 24, 2022

What Are the Signs of Addiction?

When a loved one has a substance use disorder, the signals aren’t always easy to identify. After all, people with … Continue reading What Are the Signs of Addiction?

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What Are the Signs of Addiction?

When a loved one has a substance use disorder, the signals aren’t always easy to identify. After all, people with … Continue reading What Are the Signs of Addiction?

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January 18, 2022

How to Reinvent Yourself in the New Year

If you’ve decided to pursue recovery from a substance use disorder, you’ve undoubtedly thought about what you want your life … Continue reading How to Reinvent Yourself in the New Year

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How to Reinvent Yourself in the New Year

If you’ve decided to pursue recovery from a substance use disorder, you’ve undoubtedly thought about what you want your life … Continue reading How to Reinvent Yourself in the New Year

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January 10, 2022

How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

Alcohol or drug dependency is a form of chronic substance misuse. Dependency makes addiction recovery more challenging because it requires … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

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How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

Alcohol or drug dependency is a form of chronic substance misuse. Dependency makes addiction recovery more challenging because it requires … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Detox From Alcohol?

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January 3, 2022

How Addictive Is Xanax?

Tranquilizer addiction isn’t widely covered in the media, but it is nonetheless a worrying trend. When unaddressed, tranquilizer misuse can … Continue reading How Addictive Is Xanax?

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How Addictive Is Xanax?

Tranquilizer addiction isn’t widely covered in the media, but it is nonetheless a worrying trend. When unaddressed, tranquilizer misuse can … Continue reading How Addictive Is Xanax?

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December 22, 2021

Suboxone vs. Vivitrol: Which Is Better for Treatment?

As of 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved only three medications for the treatment of opioid … Continue reading Suboxone vs. Vivitrol: Which Is Better for Treatment?

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Suboxone vs. Vivitrol: Which Is Better for Treatment?

As of 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved only three medications for the treatment of opioid … Continue reading Suboxone vs. Vivitrol: Which Is Better for Treatment?

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December 8, 2021

The Importance of Sleep in Alcoholism Recovery

We don’t often appreciate the role of sleep in our physical and mental health. A few sleepless nights aren’t typically … Continue reading The Importance of Sleep in Alcoholism Recovery

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The Importance of Sleep in Alcoholism Recovery

We don’t often appreciate the role of sleep in our physical and mental health. A few sleepless nights aren’t typically … Continue reading The Importance of Sleep in Alcoholism Recovery

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December 1, 2021

America’s Opioid Crisis

By the end of 2019, fatal opioid misuse was already rising in Colorado. In 2018, there were 543 reported opioid deaths involving … Continue reading America’s Opioid Crisis

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America’s Opioid Crisis

By the end of 2019, fatal opioid misuse was already rising in Colorado. In 2018, there were 543 reported opioid deaths involving … Continue reading America’s Opioid Crisis

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September 21, 2021

Celebrating 13 Years of Hope

The Raleigh House is proud to announce that September marks 13 years since we first opened our doors and hearts … Continue reading Celebrating 13 Years of Hope

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Celebrating 13 Years of Hope

The Raleigh House is proud to announce that September marks 13 years since we first opened our doors and hearts … Continue reading Celebrating 13 Years of Hope

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September 3, 2021

How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

In the song “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus tells a story of stress that comes with going to a … Continue reading How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

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How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

In the song “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus tells a story of stress that comes with going to a … Continue reading How Music Can Lower Stress and Anxiety

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August 20, 2021

Tips for Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

When was the last time you took time out of your day to practice a self-care activity like meditating before … Continue reading Tips for Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

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Tips for Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

When was the last time you took time out of your day to practice a self-care activity like meditating before … Continue reading Tips for Self-Care in Addiction Recovery

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July 23, 2021

How to Support Someone with an Alcohol Use Disorder

One of the most challenging aspects of trying to support someone with an alcohol use disorder is that it can … Continue reading How to Support Someone with an Alcohol Use Disorder

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How to Support Someone with an Alcohol Use Disorder

One of the most challenging aspects of trying to support someone with an alcohol use disorder is that it can … Continue reading How to Support Someone with an Alcohol Use Disorder

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July 9, 2021

What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

It’s a story that pretty much begins and ends with pain. Fentanyl is a medicine originally used to treat patients … Continue reading What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

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What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

It’s a story that pretty much begins and ends with pain. Fentanyl is a medicine originally used to treat patients … Continue reading What Is Synthetic Fentanyl Made Of?

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June 25, 2021

Overcoming Stigma to Take Pride in Addiction Recovery

“My son, like a lot of people at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s … Continue reading Overcoming Stigma to Take Pride in Addiction Recovery

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Overcoming Stigma to Take Pride in Addiction Recovery

“My son, like a lot of people at home, had a drug problem. He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s … Continue reading Overcoming Stigma to Take Pride in Addiction Recovery

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June 11, 2021

Addiction Recovery and COVID-19 — The Implications Nationally and in…

Combatting addiction and aiding addiction recovery are challenging endeavors at best. The Surgeon General reports that just 1 in 10 … Continue reading Addiction Recovery and COVID-19 — The Implications Nationally and in Nevada

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Addiction Recovery and COVID-19 — The Implications Nationally and in Nevada

Combatting addiction and aiding addiction recovery are challenging endeavors at best. The Surgeon General reports that just 1 in 10 … Continue reading Addiction Recovery and COVID-19 — The Implications Nationally and in Nevada

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May 28, 2021

The War on Synthetic Benzodiazepines

You may have won some battles, but you want to win the war. We all face challenges in life. Our … Continue reading The War on Synthetic Benzodiazepines

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The War on Synthetic Benzodiazepines

You may have won some battles, but you want to win the war. We all face challenges in life. Our … Continue reading The War on Synthetic Benzodiazepines

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May 26, 2021

How Does Alcohol Affect Muscles?

Everyone knows that exercise is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Its positive effects on the body and mind … Continue reading How Does Alcohol Affect Muscles?

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How Does Alcohol Affect Muscles?

Everyone knows that exercise is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Its positive effects on the body and mind … Continue reading How Does Alcohol Affect Muscles?

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May 24, 2021

Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

Choosing the ideal workout regimen is tough Numerous factors come into play: our schedule, self-confidence, body type, diet, among other … Continue reading Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

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Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

Choosing the ideal workout regimen is tough Numerous factors come into play: our schedule, self-confidence, body type, diet, among other … Continue reading Exercises for Depression and Anxiety

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May 21, 2021

Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

If someone is experiencing periods of physical pain, as they might after having surgery or suffering a serious injury like … Continue reading Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

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Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

If someone is experiencing periods of physical pain, as they might after having surgery or suffering a serious injury like … Continue reading Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal

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May 18, 2021

How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals … Continue reading How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

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How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain that affects its pleasure centers. It’s one of a group of chemicals … Continue reading How Does Dopamine Affect the Brain?

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May 13, 2021

Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

People working in the healthcare industry suffer from some of the highest rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol. The … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

People working in the healthcare industry suffer from some of the highest rates of addiction to drugs and alcohol. The … Continue reading Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Healthcare Industry

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May 10, 2021

It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You…

You’ve probably heard of the flight or fight response. This is the “good” side of anxiety, when your body reacts … Continue reading It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You Sick

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It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You Sick

You’ve probably heard of the flight or fight response. This is the “good” side of anxiety, when your body reacts … Continue reading It’s Not All in Your Head: Anxiety Can Make You Sick

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May 5, 2021

How to Get Back to Your Recovery Routine After the…

The country’s battle with Covid-19 appears to be winding down and that’s especially welcome news for those in addiction recovery. … Continue reading How to Get Back to Your Recovery Routine After the Pandemic

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How to Get Back to Your Recovery Routine After the Pandemic

The country’s battle with Covid-19 appears to be winding down and that’s especially welcome news for those in addiction recovery. … Continue reading How to Get Back to Your Recovery Routine After the Pandemic

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May 2, 2021

Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

We’ve all been there. You come home from a long day at the office and say to yourself, “I need … Continue reading Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

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Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

We’ve all been there. You come home from a long day at the office and say to yourself, “I need … Continue reading Is My Job Causing Me to Drink?

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April 30, 2021

The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

When you’re faced with the prospect of social situation, you can’t stop an unbreakable shiver running up your spine. Anxiety … Continue reading The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

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The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

When you’re faced with the prospect of social situation, you can’t stop an unbreakable shiver running up your spine. Anxiety … Continue reading The Link Between Avoidance Personality Disorder and Substance Abuse

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April 27, 2021

What Should I Do if My Addicted Child Leaves Home?

As far back as you can remember, you always did whatever you could to help your child. Whether it was … Continue reading What Should I Do if My Addicted Child Leaves Home?

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What Should I Do if My Addicted Child Leaves Home?

As far back as you can remember, you always did whatever you could to help your child. Whether it was … Continue reading What Should I Do if My Addicted Child Leaves Home?

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April 19, 2021

What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

Your head starts to slowly feel an overwhelming sense of pleasure, as a warmth starts to radiate from the center … Continue reading What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

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What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

Your head starts to slowly feel an overwhelming sense of pleasure, as a warmth starts to radiate from the center … Continue reading What Is Fentanyl Withdrawal Like?

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April 16, 2021

Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Interact with Alcohol and Drugs?

Throughout the country, all of us are still trying to adjust to the new normal created by the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Interact with Alcohol and Drugs?

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Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Interact with Alcohol and Drugs?

Throughout the country, all of us are still trying to adjust to the new normal created by the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Interact with Alcohol and Drugs?

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April 13, 2021

Celebrating Sobriety in a Safe and Fun Way

Every year, we celebrate major life events — weddings, anniversaries and birthdays — to recognize growth and development. Of course, … Continue reading Celebrating Sobriety in a Safe and Fun Way

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Celebrating Sobriety in a Safe and Fun Way

Every year, we celebrate major life events — weddings, anniversaries and birthdays — to recognize growth and development. Of course, … Continue reading Celebrating Sobriety in a Safe and Fun Way

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April 5, 2021

Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

The brain is an amazing part of the body. It controls your movements, your emotions, the functions of each of … Continue reading Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

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Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

The brain is an amazing part of the body. It controls your movements, your emotions, the functions of each of … Continue reading Addiction and the Brain: How Neurodiversity Plays a Role

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March 30, 2021

What Causes Relapse Part 1: Common Addiction Recurrence Triggers

If someone you care about is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, an addiction treatment center that teaches relapse … Continue reading What Causes Relapse Part 1: Common Addiction Recurrence Triggers

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What Causes Relapse Part 1: Common Addiction Recurrence Triggers

If someone you care about is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, an addiction treatment center that teaches relapse … Continue reading What Causes Relapse Part 1: Common Addiction Recurrence Triggers

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March 25, 2021

Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the…

When you have anxiety, you’ll often experience feelings of worry, fear or nervousness in your daily life. But, did you … Continue reading Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

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Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

When you have anxiety, you’ll often experience feelings of worry, fear or nervousness in your daily life. But, did you … Continue reading Sick to Your Stomach: The Effects of Anxiety on the Body

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March 22, 2021

The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

If you’re struggling with your mental health, many important aspects of your life can feel unbalanced. You may find it … Continue reading The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

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The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

If you’re struggling with your mental health, many important aspects of your life can feel unbalanced. You may find it … Continue reading The Differences Between Bipolar Disorder and Depression

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March 17, 2021

What Causes Depression in the Brain?

If you struggle with depression, you’ve probably heard it’s caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. While this is … Continue reading What Causes Depression in the Brain?

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What Causes Depression in the Brain?

If you struggle with depression, you’ve probably heard it’s caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. While this is … Continue reading What Causes Depression in the Brain?

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March 11, 2021

The Dangers of Combining Opioids and Sedatives

Opioid painkillers and sedatives are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in America. In fact, the FDA has stated … Continue reading The Dangers of Combining Opioids and Sedatives

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The Dangers of Combining Opioids and Sedatives

Opioid painkillers and sedatives are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in America. In fact, the FDA has stated … Continue reading The Dangers of Combining Opioids and Sedatives

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March 8, 2021

How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can significantly affect the brain. These conditions impact a person’s emotional … Continue reading How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

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How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can significantly affect the brain. These conditions impact a person’s emotional … Continue reading How Anxiety and Depression Affect Brain Chemistry

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