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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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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 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 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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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 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 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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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 22, 2021

COVID-19 and Addiction: Getting Back on Track after the Pandemic

Experiencing an addiction is a struggle, even when you’re in recovery. It can be even more difficult during a crisis … Continue reading COVID-19 and Addiction: Getting Back on Track after the Pandemic

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COVID-19 and Addiction: Getting Back on Track after the Pandemic

Experiencing an addiction is a struggle, even when you’re in recovery. It can be even more difficult during a crisis … Continue reading COVID-19 and Addiction: Getting Back on Track after the Pandemic

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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 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 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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February 9, 2021

What Triggers Addiction?

According to a recent survey, 10 percent of adults in the United States will struggle with a drug or alcohol … Continue reading What Triggers Addiction?

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What Triggers Addiction?

According to a recent survey, 10 percent of adults in the United States will struggle with a drug or alcohol … Continue reading What Triggers Addiction?

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January 26, 2021

Why Do People Relapse When Life is Good?

When your loved one is experiencing a relapse, it can bring up challenging feelings. You feel as though you did … Continue reading Why Do People Relapse When Life is Good?

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Why Do People Relapse When Life is Good?

When your loved one is experiencing a relapse, it can bring up challenging feelings. You feel as though you did … Continue reading Why Do People Relapse When Life is Good?

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January 19, 2021

The Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

No matter how many times you twist and turn, you can’t seem to find a comfy position in your bed. … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

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The Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

No matter how many times you twist and turn, you can’t seem to find a comfy position in your bed. … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

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January 11, 2021

What Happens When You Leave Rehab Early?

Imagine standing in line for a roller coaster with nothing to think about except the anticipation of the ride ahead. … Continue reading What Happens When You Leave Rehab Early?

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What Happens When You Leave Rehab Early?

Imagine standing in line for a roller coaster with nothing to think about except the anticipation of the ride ahead. … Continue reading What Happens When You Leave Rehab Early?

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December 31, 2020

The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol…

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be … Continue reading The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be … Continue reading The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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December 29, 2020

Loss and Grief: How to Manage the Fallout in Recovery

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it … Continue reading Loss and Grief: How to Manage the Fallout in Recovery

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Loss and Grief: How to Manage the Fallout in Recovery

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it … Continue reading Loss and Grief: How to Manage the Fallout in Recovery

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December 11, 2020

How to Celebrate the Holidays Alcohol-Free

The holidays can be a difficult time for all of us. Where some people experience joy and happiness, others may … Continue reading How to Celebrate the Holidays Alcohol-Free

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How to Celebrate the Holidays Alcohol-Free

The holidays can be a difficult time for all of us. Where some people experience joy and happiness, others may … Continue reading How to Celebrate the Holidays Alcohol-Free

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November 6, 2020

How the 3 Stages of the Addiction Cycle Change the…

“Addiction does not occur because of moral weakness, a lack of willpower or an unwillingness to stop.” – Jillian Hardee, … Continue reading How the 3 Stages of the Addiction Cycle Change the Brain

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How the 3 Stages of the Addiction Cycle Change the Brain

“Addiction does not occur because of moral weakness, a lack of willpower or an unwillingness to stop.” – Jillian Hardee, … Continue reading How the 3 Stages of the Addiction Cycle Change the Brain

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November 2, 2020

The Benefits of Holiday Social Distancing for Those in Recovery

For many, Thanksgiving is a time for family, delicious turkey dinners and sweet pumpkin desserts. But for others like your … Continue reading The Benefits of Holiday Social Distancing for Those in Recovery

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The Benefits of Holiday Social Distancing for Those in Recovery

For many, Thanksgiving is a time for family, delicious turkey dinners and sweet pumpkin desserts. But for others like your … Continue reading The Benefits of Holiday Social Distancing for Those in Recovery

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October 20, 2020

The Benefits of Participating in Family Therapy for Addiction

There’s an incredible sense of relief that comes with knowing your loved one is in addiction treatment. You don’t have … Continue reading The Benefits of Participating in Family Therapy for Addiction

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The Benefits of Participating in Family Therapy for Addiction

There’s an incredible sense of relief that comes with knowing your loved one is in addiction treatment. You don’t have … Continue reading The Benefits of Participating in Family Therapy for Addiction

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October 18, 2020

Does Marijuana Abuse Affect Immune Health?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our lives in a lot of ways – including how much we invest in protecting … Continue reading Does Marijuana Abuse Affect Immune Health?

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Does Marijuana Abuse Affect Immune Health?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our lives in a lot of ways – including how much we invest in protecting … Continue reading Does Marijuana Abuse Affect Immune Health?

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October 16, 2020

Who is Most Likely to Become an Alcoholic and Why?

There’s the stereotypical alcoholic in television shows and movies who is portrayed as the “villain” or screw up – and … Continue reading Who is Most Likely to Become an Alcoholic and Why?

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Who is Most Likely to Become an Alcoholic and Why?

There’s the stereotypical alcoholic in television shows and movies who is portrayed as the “villain” or screw up – and … Continue reading Who is Most Likely to Become an Alcoholic and Why?

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October 1, 2020

The Brain on Drugs: From the Reward System in the…

The pleasure we feel from a tasty food, a sexual experience or a surprise gift comes from what has been … Continue reading The Brain on Drugs: From the Reward System in the Brain to Addiction

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The Brain on Drugs: From the Reward System in the Brain to Addiction

The pleasure we feel from a tasty food, a sexual experience or a surprise gift comes from what has been … Continue reading The Brain on Drugs: From the Reward System in the Brain to Addiction

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September 21, 2020

Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

There’s no question that traumatic events have the ability to change the way victims see themselves and the world around … Continue reading Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

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Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

There’s no question that traumatic events have the ability to change the way victims see themselves and the world around … Continue reading Can Adoption Trauma Cause Substance Abuse?

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September 15, 2020

7 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health in Addiction Treatment

The peace lily is a vibrant plant that can make any space instantly more inviting. The white blooms of a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health in Addiction Treatment

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7 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health in Addiction Treatment

The peace lily is a vibrant plant that can make any space instantly more inviting. The white blooms of a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health in Addiction Treatment

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September 10, 2020

Addiction and Genetics: Why Does My Loved One Abuse Alcohol…

It’s difficult watching your loved one spiral out of control from addiction. You just can’t understand why they would trade … Continue reading Addiction and Genetics: Why Does My Loved One Abuse Alcohol or Drugs?

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Addiction and Genetics: Why Does My Loved One Abuse Alcohol or Drugs?

It’s difficult watching your loved one spiral out of control from addiction. You just can’t understand why they would trade … Continue reading Addiction and Genetics: Why Does My Loved One Abuse Alcohol or Drugs?

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September 7, 2020

What is a Rehab Admissions Call Like at The Raleigh…

Ten numbers and a quick press of the “send” button. That’s all it takes to reach an addiction treatment center … Continue reading What is a Rehab Admissions Call Like at The Raleigh House?

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What is a Rehab Admissions Call Like at The Raleigh House?

Ten numbers and a quick press of the “send” button. That’s all it takes to reach an addiction treatment center … Continue reading What is a Rehab Admissions Call Like at The Raleigh House?

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September 4, 2020

How are Neurotransmitters Associated with Addiction?

Taking a bite of a fluffy cake topped in decadent buttercream frosting tastes delicious. So delicious, in fact, that we … Continue reading How are Neurotransmitters Associated with Addiction?

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How are Neurotransmitters Associated with Addiction?

Taking a bite of a fluffy cake topped in decadent buttercream frosting tastes delicious. So delicious, in fact, that we … Continue reading How are Neurotransmitters Associated with Addiction?

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August 31, 2020

Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

As your spouse drowns themselves in alcohol or drugs, all your instincts may be urging you to scream at them. … Continue reading Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

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Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

As your spouse drowns themselves in alcohol or drugs, all your instincts may be urging you to scream at them. … Continue reading Active Listening: How to Listen to an Addicted Spouse

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August 21, 2020

Is Marijuana Addictive or is it Safe to Use?

Marijuana dispensaries have seemed to pop up on street corners almost as quickly as bars or Starbucks shops. If we … Continue reading Is Marijuana Addictive or is it Safe to Use?

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Is Marijuana Addictive or is it Safe to Use?

Marijuana dispensaries have seemed to pop up on street corners almost as quickly as bars or Starbucks shops. If we … Continue reading Is Marijuana Addictive or is it Safe to Use?

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August 5, 2020

Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence…

Addiction can feel like a wrecking ball, incapable of slowing down or being stopped once it picks up momentum. If … Continue reading Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence Addiction?

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Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence Addiction?

Addiction can feel like a wrecking ball, incapable of slowing down or being stopped once it picks up momentum. If … Continue reading Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence Addiction?

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July 31, 2020

5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

Think back to the lifestyle you lived in your teens and twenties. Could you eat whatever you wanted without fear … Continue reading 5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

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5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

Think back to the lifestyle you lived in your teens and twenties. Could you eat whatever you wanted without fear … Continue reading 5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

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July 13, 2020

Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

Every once in a while, there’s a story that hits the local news about someone who managed to quit their … Continue reading Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

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Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

Every once in a while, there’s a story that hits the local news about someone who managed to quit their … Continue reading Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

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July 3, 2020

The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

The human brain is a powerful and impressive organ responsible for all functions of the body. Without all its different … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

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The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

The human brain is a powerful and impressive organ responsible for all functions of the body. Without all its different … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

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June 25, 2020

Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune…

Your immune system is like a videographer, a musician at an opera or another behind-the-scenes talent. It’s not flashy and … Continue reading Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune System

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Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune System

Your immune system is like a videographer, a musician at an opera or another behind-the-scenes talent. It’s not flashy and … Continue reading Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune System

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June 19, 2020

Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

There are plenty of personal traits you have no control over. When you’re born, the natural color of your hair, … Continue reading Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

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Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

There are plenty of personal traits you have no control over. When you’re born, the natural color of your hair, … Continue reading Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

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May 27, 2020

9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

Eating foods high in zinc, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants can help strengthen your immune system. Food marketing is … Continue reading 9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

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9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

Eating foods high in zinc, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants can help strengthen your immune system. Food marketing is … Continue reading 9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

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April 16, 2020

How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

Within Buddhism and eastern cultures, meditation originated as a way to make the mind and body a single entity in … Continue reading How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

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How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

Within Buddhism and eastern cultures, meditation originated as a way to make the mind and body a single entity in … Continue reading How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

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March 20, 2020

How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

Have you noticed any trends with your excessive bouts of drinking lately? For example, you may get a cold or … Continue reading How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

Have you noticed any trends with your excessive bouts of drinking lately? For example, you may get a cold or … Continue reading How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

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