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We are passionate to reduce the affects addiction has on our lives. Treating only the addiction may provide some relief but treating both the core issue and the addiction makes the most difference in an addicts life and the loved ones around him or her. Here are some general articles on addiction. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you find the answers you need.

Does Relapse Mean Failure?

Anxious man at work By Stephanie Thomas We all set out with good intentions, don’t we? To shed a few pounds, spend our money wisely or, perhaps in some cases, to recover from addiction. In those early days, we wake up [...]

How to Accept Good with the Bad

How to Accept Good with the Bad Human brains tend to dwell on the negative—a leftover survival skill to save oneself from a hungry predator in the wild. Learning to see the positive side, however, is an even greater benefit. It also comes [...]

Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family? Drug addiction is a complicated disease, so quitting takes more than good intentions and a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain to demand drugs, quitting is difficult even for those who are [...]

The Value of Support When Coping with Depression and Anxiety

The Value of Support When Coping with Depression and Anxiety Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health problems around the world. A survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that, each year, 11.4 million [...]

4 Reasons Addiction Is Considered a Disease

4 Reasons Addiction Is Considered a Disease American society once viewed drug addiction as a character flaw and a sign of moral weakness. For example, people assumed that addicts lacked moral principles or willpower, and that punishment was the best [...]

Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions

Why You Should Avoid Stressed and Tired Decisions AddictionsAndRecovery.org argues that you recover from addiction not by stopping your drug or alcohol habits, but by creating a new life in which it is easier to avoid drugs. Ergo, if you do not create a [...]

Reviewing DBT

Reviewing DBT PsychCentral reports that Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is treatment that psychologist Marsha M. Linehan developed in the late 1980s to address borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since its [...]

4 Reasons Addiction Is Considered a Disease

4 Reasons Addiction Is Considered a Disease Scientific research puts addiction firmly in the brain disease camp, but the affliction hasn’t always been understood as a medical condition. Even today, some people have a negative attitude toward [...]

Four Things to Know Before Shopping for Rehab

Four Things to Know Before Shopping for Rehab The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that, while many Americans go without the behavioral health treatment that they need, recent changes to our nation’s healthcare system [...]

What Are the Core Elements of Trauma?

What Are the Core Elements of Trauma? Managing symptoms after a traumatic event is important. The body experiences a physical response to stress brought by trauma and can become trapped in a danger-response mode without treatment. Trauma’s [...]

Why a Hypomanic Episode Doesn’t Actually Help You Function

Why a Hypomanic Episode Doesn’t Actually Help You Function The emotional high of a bipolar hypomanic episode is a powerful feeling, but the consequences of decisions made during this time can be serious. Anyone who feels the telltale energy and agitation of a [...]

How Drugs Affect Men’s Brains

How Drugs Affect Men’s Brains Medical professionals are twice as likely to prescribe psychotropic drugs to women than to men, yet women were excluded from US drug trials until the 1990s. The Pharmacological Research journal stated in [...]
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