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Symptoms Of Depression

If you are feeling down most days of the week, you may wonder if depression is the cause. Understanding the symptoms of depression will help you identify if that is your problem. Depression can lead to additional problems for many people. Some people turn to drugs or alcohol when depression strikes. When this occurs, then co-occurring…

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What Is a Guided Self Help Program for Addiction?

The journey to recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism is a personal one. The path you decide to take should reflect your values, goals, and desires. Some people prefer a 12-step element within their journey to healing, while others lean on group therapy. Other people want to bring together components from various programs to make…

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Medications Used in Detox

The most difficult part of recovering from a substance abuse problem, addiction or alcoholism is detox. When you are physically addicted to drugs or alcohol, you experience painful, uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using. Drugs and alcohol cause different withdrawal symptoms but are serious enough to make it hard…

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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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Drugs Ruined My Life

Addiction is a chronic, destructive and progressive condition that can impair your judgment and change your brain chemistry. When you become addicted to drugs and alcohol, you may wonder, have drugs ruined my life? If so, it’s because addiction causes you to abuse drugs and alcohol despite experiencing negative consequences and having a strong desire…

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Paranoid Personality Disorder Symptoms

Mental health disorders impact roughly 1 out of every 5 Americans. In fact, mental health disorders can cause debilitating symptoms that prevent you from socializing, working or going to school. Mental health disorders can impact your emotions, thoughts, and also behaviors. Left untreated, mental health disorders can worsen. Paranoid Personality Disorder, which is a serious…

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Fighting Heroin Cravings

Changes to medical insurance laws now require medical insurance companies to cover substance abuse and treatment at a heroin rehab center in Florida in the same manner that they cover medical treatment. These changes have decreased the cost of treatment and made substance abuse treatment more accessible. Opiates like heroin cause intense withdrawal symptoms when you attempt…

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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 cope…

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Seeing a Chiropractor for Addiction

Chiropractic health and wellness practices are an excellent tool in combating and managing chronic pain. Proper chiropractic adjustment therapy and wellness treatment can reduce your symptoms, alleviate certain types of pain and improve your overall quality of life.Chronic pain is a common medical problem in the United States. Dealing with chronic pain is difficult because it can…

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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…

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