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Can Alcohol Make Depression Worse?

Instead of actually making people with depression feel better, alcohol can actually make them feel worse as the substance starts to affect their physical, emotional, social, and mental health.
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Why People Self-Medicate and How To Stop

No matter how helpful self-medication might seem, using drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism is a dangerous and harmful habit.
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The Importance of Community In Recovery

You weren’t meant to live or recover alone. Being in a healthy, supportive community can help you avoid relapse and live a life free of addiction.
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What Are The Benefits of Personalized Treatment?

Even though these criteria of addiction treatment are universal, actual treatment plans should be customized to meet an individuals’ specific needs. Here’s why.
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Can Residential Treatment Help With Cocaine Addiction?

Because of cocaine’s highly addictive properties, symptoms of withdrawal, and association with polydrug use, and mental health challenges, residential treatment can be an extremely beneficial way to treat cocaine addiction. Here’s why.
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How Addictive Is Alcohol?

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used addictive substances in the United States. Despite our social acceptance of alcohol, we must acknowledge that alcohol is, in fact, a highly addictive substance.
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What Is The Difference Between Helping Someone and Enabling Them?

Understanding the difference between helping and enabling your loved one can be the difference between codependency or long-term recovery.
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What the Latest Research Tells Us About Breaking An Addiction

Thanks to news advancements in the field of addiction research, today’s addiction treatment programs have become more holistic, incorporate evidence-based brain science, and teach lifestyle practices that help reduce the risk of relapse.
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How EMDR Therapy Can Help Addiction Recovery

EMDR can help you uncover the root causes of your substance use, decrease your reliance on addictive substances, and help you accomplish and maintain your goal of long-term recovery.
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What Happens When You Mix Alcohol with Benzodiazepines

Both alcohol and benzodiazepines can harm the body, but the damage increases when the two substances are combined.
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The Difference Between Problem Drinking and Alcoholism

Even though both groups of drinkers have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, problem drinkers and alcoholics aren’t the same.
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How Addictive Are Synthetic Drugs?

Many people mistakenly believe synthetic drugs are less dangerous because they’re made in a laboratory, but these drugs can still pose a serious threat to users’ health.
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