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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.

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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March 5, 2021

The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

Did you know that roughly 300 million people across the world practice yoga? What may have seemed like a temporary … Continue reading The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

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The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

Did you know that roughly 300 million people across the world practice yoga? What may have seemed like a temporary … Continue reading The Benefits of Yoga on Your Mental Health

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March 2, 2021

What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone…

PTSD is similar to the instability of a sandcastle on the beach. One moment everything is fine, then suddenly the … Continue reading What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

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What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

PTSD is similar to the instability of a sandcastle on the beach. One moment everything is fine, then suddenly the … Continue reading What to Say and What Not to Say to Someone with PTSD

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February 26, 2021

How to Cope with Alcohol Cravings

Choosing to quit drinking is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Without alcohol, your physical health will improve, … Continue reading How to Cope with Alcohol Cravings

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How to Cope with Alcohol Cravings

Choosing to quit drinking is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Without alcohol, your physical health will improve, … Continue reading How to Cope with Alcohol Cravings

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February 22, 2021

What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

Ninety-three percent of consumers read online reviews before purchasing a product online. This isn’t a surprising statistic when you consider … Continue reading What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

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What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

Ninety-three percent of consumers read online reviews before purchasing a product online. This isn’t a surprising statistic when you consider … Continue reading What to Look for in a Mental Health Treatment Program

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February 19, 2021

Buddhist Practices for Addiction Treatment

Your spirituality may play major role in your recovery, helping you create a sense of connection to something bigger than … Continue reading Buddhist Practices for Addiction Treatment

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Buddhist Practices for Addiction Treatment

Your spirituality may play major role in your recovery, helping you create a sense of connection to something bigger than … Continue reading Buddhist Practices for Addiction Treatment

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February 15, 2021

How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental…

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” … Continue reading How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health Recovery

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How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health Recovery

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” … Continue reading How Random of Acts of Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health Recovery

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February 12, 2021

The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

Your brain is like the man behind the curtain, controlling your breathing, movements, thoughts and emotions. It contains billions of … Continue reading The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

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The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

Your brain is like the man behind the curtain, controlling your breathing, movements, thoughts and emotions. It contains billions of … Continue reading The Science of Trauma: The Neurobiology of PTSD

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February 4, 2021

The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

According to Greek mythology, Sisyphus, King of Corinth, tricked Zeus and cheated death more than once. This angered Zeus so … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

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The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

According to Greek mythology, Sisyphus, King of Corinth, tricked Zeus and cheated death more than once. This angered Zeus so … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Psychiatric Medication

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February 1, 2021

What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

You thought the trauma of your accident, sexual abuse or military tour was over – until it wasn’t. One minute … Continue reading What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

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What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

You thought the trauma of your accident, sexual abuse or military tour was over – until it wasn’t. One minute … Continue reading What Are The 17 Symptoms of PTSD?

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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 22, 2021

How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

The first thing you feel is a sudden tinge of fear. It’s faint at first, creeping through your every thought … Continue reading How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

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How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

The first thing you feel is a sudden tinge of fear. It’s faint at first, creeping through your every thought … Continue reading How to Stop an Anxiety Attack

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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 14, 2021

The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

The brain may be the mightiest organ of all, controlling every function in our body including muscle movement, breathing and … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

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The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

The brain may be the mightiest organ of all, controlling every function in our body including muscle movement, breathing and … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Depression: How Depression Works in the Brain

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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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January 8, 2021

How the 12 Steps are Used at The Raleigh House

Gone are the days where those struggling with addiction only had 12-Step programming to help them recover. Today, there is … Continue reading How the 12 Steps are Used at The Raleigh House

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How the 12 Steps are Used at The Raleigh House

Gone are the days where those struggling with addiction only had 12-Step programming to help them recover. Today, there is … Continue reading How the 12 Steps are Used at The Raleigh House

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January 4, 2021

Dry January – A Spotlight on Sober Curiosity

January is that exciting time of year where new year’s resolutions are made and we all strive to live healthier, … Continue reading Dry January – A Spotlight on Sober Curiosity

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Dry January – A Spotlight on Sober Curiosity

January is that exciting time of year where new year’s resolutions are made and we all strive to live healthier, … Continue reading Dry January – A Spotlight on Sober Curiosity

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January 1, 2021

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado…

The Rocky Mountain State is an amazing place to call home, from the breathtaking natural landscapes to the endless supply … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado Winters

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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado Winters

The Rocky Mountain State is an amazing place to call home, from the breathtaking natural landscapes to the endless supply … Continue reading How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During Colorado Winters

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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 30, 2020

How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

Whether it was a sexual assault, a mission from your last deployment or even your time in quarantine during this … Continue reading How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

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How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

Whether it was a sexual assault, a mission from your last deployment or even your time in quarantine during this … Continue reading How to Deal with PTSD Triggers in a Healthy Way

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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 28, 2020

Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

Suffering a depressed mood or feeling on edge happens to the best of us from time to time. The problem … Continue reading Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

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Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

Suffering a depressed mood or feeling on edge happens to the best of us from time to time. The problem … Continue reading Assessing Your Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

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December 25, 2020

Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

One week you feel on top of the world, socializing with everyone you meet and bouncing from one activity to … Continue reading Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

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Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

One week you feel on top of the world, socializing with everyone you meet and bouncing from one activity to … Continue reading Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

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December 18, 2020

Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

The key to happiness is our healthy emotional relationships. But, what if your spouse, parent or sibling can’t seem to … Continue reading Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

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Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

The key to happiness is our healthy emotional relationships. But, what if your spouse, parent or sibling can’t seem to … Continue reading Coping with Attachment Disorder in Adults

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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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December 4, 2020

Addiction Treatment Safety During COVID-19

Like addiction, the COVID-19 virus doesn’t discriminate and can infect anyone at any time. One group of people it hits … Continue reading Addiction Treatment Safety During COVID-19

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Addiction Treatment Safety During COVID-19

Like addiction, the COVID-19 virus doesn’t discriminate and can infect anyone at any time. One group of people it hits … Continue reading Addiction Treatment Safety During COVID-19

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November 27, 2020

Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

Excessive drinking turns you into someone your loved ones don’t recognize, changing your normal behaviors and decision-making. This is due … Continue reading Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

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Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

Excessive drinking turns you into someone your loved ones don’t recognize, changing your normal behaviors and decision-making. This is due … Continue reading Alcohol Abuse’s Effects on Daily Behaviors

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November 25, 2020

The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

There are times when it takes all your willpower to swallow your feelings of dread and get out of bed … Continue reading The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

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The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

There are times when it takes all your willpower to swallow your feelings of dread and get out of bed … Continue reading The Differences Between Situational and Clinical Depression

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November 23, 2020

What the Addiction Treatment Experience is Like at The Raleigh…

Deciding to go to addiction treatment is a major step that can transform your life for the better, empowering you … Continue reading What the Addiction Treatment Experience is Like at The Raleigh House

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What the Addiction Treatment Experience is Like at The Raleigh House

Deciding to go to addiction treatment is a major step that can transform your life for the better, empowering you … Continue reading What the Addiction Treatment Experience is Like at The Raleigh House

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November 16, 2020

After Addiction: New Year’s Resolutions for Those in Recovery for…

  You’ve found your way and are feeling great. Now imagine New Year’s Day and waking up feeling alive and … Continue reading After Addiction: New Year’s Resolutions for Those in Recovery for 2021

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After Addiction: New Year’s Resolutions for Those in Recovery for 2021

  You’ve found your way and are feeling great. Now imagine New Year’s Day and waking up feeling alive and … Continue reading After Addiction: New Year’s Resolutions for Those in Recovery for 2021

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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 22, 2020

Is Going Out of State for Addiction Treatment Safe?

Now that you’ve made the courageous decision seek addiction treatment, the next step is to find a treatment center that’s … Continue reading Is Going Out of State for Addiction Treatment Safe?

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Is Going Out of State for Addiction Treatment Safe?

Now that you’ve made the courageous decision seek addiction treatment, the next step is to find a treatment center that’s … Continue reading Is Going Out of State for Addiction Treatment Safe?

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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 9, 2020

4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

When you have depression, it’s like you’re at the bottom of a dark hole you need to climb out of. … Continue reading 4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

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4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

When you have depression, it’s like you’re at the bottom of a dark hole you need to climb out of. … Continue reading 4 Common Types of Depression: What Kind Do I Have?

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October 4, 2020

When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

What happens when an unthinkable COVID-19 pandemic collides with a raging opioid epidemic? No, this isn’t the start of a … Continue reading When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

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When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

What happens when an unthinkable COVID-19 pandemic collides with a raging opioid epidemic? No, this isn’t the start of a … Continue reading When the COVID-19 Pandemic Meets the Opioid Crisis

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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 29, 2020

Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

Your loved one’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is like their own personal war that never goes away. From physical abuse … Continue reading Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

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Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

Your loved one’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is like their own personal war that never goes away. From physical abuse … Continue reading Does My Loved One’s Alcohol Use Make Their PTSD Worse?

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September 24, 2020

Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

Even with 16 million other people struggling with depression, the disorder has a sinister way of making you feel completely … Continue reading Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

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Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

Even with 16 million other people struggling with depression, the disorder has a sinister way of making you feel completely … Continue reading Natural Ways to Cope with Major Depressive Disorder

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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 18, 2020

What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

“Don’t be such a worrywart.” Have you ever had a friend or loved one say this to you, exasperated by … Continue reading What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

“Don’t be such a worrywart.” Have you ever had a friend or loved one say this to you, exasperated by … Continue reading What are the Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

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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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