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Many Are Willing to Lend a Hand to Help with Addiction

Addiction can be a lonely experience. But you’re not the only person who suffers. Addiction to alcohol or drugs often affects the whole family. Your substance abuse problems likely led to negative behaviors such as lying, missing important family moments and possibly even stealing from those you love. However, you may be surprised to find…

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What is the Purpose of Addiction Therapy

Addiction, alcoholism and other substance abuse disorders cause not only damaging consequences but also major changes to your brain chemistry. These changes impact your thought process, emotions and behaviors. Addiction is a chronic and progressive condition that continues to worsen until you receive help. The earlier addiction is treated, the more favorable recovery outcomes are.…

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Dependent Stressors and Addiction

Both mental health and substance abuse disorders are chronic, incurable conditions that require lifelong management. There are different types of stressors, including ones that you can and can’t control. Dependent stressors, which are caused by your actions or behaviors, are a formidable barrier to recovery. Everybody deals with stress. Unfortunately, stress can become difficult to…

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Grief and Addiction

When you struggle with grief and addiction, recovery can appear impossible. Grief can occur following trauma or the loss of a loved one. Negative emotions like sadness and depression can interfere with your daily life and make it difficult to enjoy life. When you use drugs and alcohol, your brain is compelled to release more…