Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders When it comes to locating the foundation of an individual’s addiction, it can often be difficult to pinpoint. The reality is that close to half of those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction...
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08/08 2019
What Does Medical Detox Involve?

What Does Medical Detox Involve?

The Process of Medically Assisted Detoxification When an individual is severely addicted to drugs or alcohol, they will require a period of medically assisted detox in order to safely and effectively manage their withdrawal symptoms. This is the first step in the...
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07/09 2019
Common Characteristics of an Addict

Common Characteristics of an Addict

Addicts Exhibit Certain Traits There are certain characteristics that individuals exhibit that can indicate a drug or alcohol abuse issue. When an individual that you know well has turned to drugs or alcohol, it is almost immediately apparent that their behavior, attitude,...
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05/17 2019
Achieving Mental Clarity Once You Overcome Addiction

Achieving Mental Clarity Once You Overcome Addiction

Overcoming Addiction Once and For All When you struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, your mental outlook and mental clarity are sacrificed. You do not have the ability to make rash and sound decisions as your brain chemistry is altered...
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04/12 2019
Coping With Negative Emotions in Sobriety

Coping With Negative Emotions in Sobriety

How to Deal With Feelings Post-Recovery When you have finally overcome your addiction and reached a level of sobriety, you may be overwhelmed by emotions, both good and bad ones. You may even have flashbacks to your former substance abuse days which...
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04/02 2019
Turning Relapse Into The Opportunity for Personal Growth

Turning Relapse Into The Opportunity for Personal Growth

Relapse Should Motivate You To Continue Reaching For Long-Lasting Sobriety Relapse is a part of addiction recovery and while not every recovering addict will relapse, a percentage will. If you happen to relapse, you should not get discouraged or unmotivated as addiction...
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03/29 2019
Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

Re-gain Credence After Sobriety Now that you have completed your time in an addiction treatment program, whether inpatient or outpatient treatment, you are ready to re-enter society as a sober and productive individual. What may come as a surprise to you is...
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01/30 2019
Living the Life of a Functional Alcoholic

Living the Life of a Functional Alcoholic

The Double Life of an Alcohol Addict Did you know that close to 20 percent of those who are considered to be ‘problem drinkers’ hold a university degree, have a great career, and a stable family life? A functioning alcoholic can be...
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01/29 2019
How to Conquer and Manage Co-Occurring Disorders

How to Conquer and Manage Co-Occurring Disorders

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Can Help Manage Both Disorders What is a co-occurring disorder? Those who suffer from co-occurring disorders struggle with both an underlying mental health illness as well as a substance abuse problem. These two disorders require unique and separate treatment...
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01/28 2019