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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.…
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Alcoholism and Divorce

Alcohol use can come with severe costs. It can lead to legal problems, financial stress, unemployment, and cause serious health issues. It can also destroy family and romantic relationships. Alcohol use is one of the leading reasons couples…
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Effects of Trauma in a Relationship

An old adage about emotional baggage says: wherever you go, there you are. It refers to negative past experiences impacting relationships and general day-to-day living despite best attempts to move forward. And while the term “baggage” might…
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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…
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Common Mental Health Disorders

Society is taking strides in understanding how to incorporate mental health care when addressing wellbeing. Mental health is arguably the most vital component to self-care and wellness, as it can impact daily living, relationships, and even…
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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…
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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…
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Teens Using Marijuana

Concerns about marijuana use among adolescents become a more pertinent subject as more states seek to legalize cannabis. Two Colorado surveys reported that marijuana use among teens increased significantly from 2017 to 2019. One survey conducted…
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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, …