substance abuse and rebuilding relationships
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Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

Human connection is a fundamental part of life. Every day, we’re creating connections with people we encounter, whether it’s strangers on the bus or in stores, our co-workers, or family members. Various psychological studies have shown that…
online therapy stats
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Online Therapy Statistics

Online therapy and remote treatment programs are radically changing how people receive support for mental health and drug addiction. Therapists and addiction specialists are hailing online treatment for its ability to deliver help without the…
polysubstance abuse issues
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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

The nation's addiction crisis is one of the leading causes of death across various communities. As addiction health experts attempt to diagnose causes, prevention, and treatment, many are questioning what types of substances are mostly responsible.…
resetting dopamine levels
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How to Reset Dopamine Levels

Many of our feelings, decisions, and actions are influenced by neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and psychopharmaceuticals that control the central nervous system. Our daily experiences can affect the balance of chemicals in our brain, including…
what part of the brain controls addiction
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What Part of the Brain Controls Addiction

Willpower alone will not help a person to overcome an addiction. This all-too-common myth is dangerous when broaching the topic of substance abuse disorder (SUD) in context with treatment efficacy. Frequently, there are physical and psychological…
rehab recovery trauma therapy
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Trauma Processing Techniques

Trauma is a widespread health concern resulting from violence, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences. It can impact anyone of any age, gender, socioeconomic background, physical status, race, gender, or sexual…
how does addiction progress
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What Are the Stages of Addiction?

​Addiction is a complex disorder afflicting millions of Americans every day. Although research around addiction continues to offer insight into its complexities, the development or onset of the disease is still largely unclear. In part, …
dopamine and drugs
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How Long for Dopamine Receptors to Heal?

Dopamine has long been considered a “pleasure chemical” closely linked to the disease of addiction. When referring to a dopamine rush, many associates it with the brain’s natural reward system that activates key neurochemicals during activities…
addiction tells lies
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Why Do Addicts Lie?

Addiction is a disease that affects people in multiple ways. Suppose you’ve never faced substance abuse or dependency. In that case, it can be difficult to understand the motivations behind, and effects of alcohol and drugs can have on an…
risks of self medicating
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Dangers of Self Medication

While hardships and stress are a normal part of life, it’s still tough to live through. We’re not born knowing how to deal with emotional issues, mental health conditions, trauma, or stress. It’s through our individual experiences that…