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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, …
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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…
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How to Deal with Trauma

When bad things happen, it’s up to us to decide what happens next. Experiencing a traumatic event can drastically affect how a person interacts and views the world around them. What’s more, new studies assert that horrific events can have…
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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…
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5 Symptoms of Depression

Depression afflicts 17.3 million Americans, or just over 7% of the total population. However, that figure only represents those who’ve received a medical diagnosis. While unknown, the actual number is much, much more significant. Although…
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Benefits of Teletherapy

One of the internet's greatest attributes is its potential to provide millions of Americans with access to various health services, even from remote regions. Today, digital technology has transformed how many are receiving healthcare amid a…
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Depression and Alcohol

Alcohol has a firm foot in our culture and seems fitting for most of life's events–good and bad. Even with booze readily available, escaping life's troubles can prove to be an impossible challenge. At times it seems the only place to find…
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Online Alcohol Abuse Counseling

Online alcohol abuse counseling confirms that new developments in technology and telehealth can showcase addiction treatment efficacy for some. Alcohol addiction treatment modalities are evolving as science acquires a new understanding of…
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Drinking a Fifth of Vodka Everyday

Do you drink a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage with dinner every night? This would put you in the top 30% of American adults consuming alcohol (per-capita). The top 10% of alcohol consumers clinically diagnosed with severe alcohol…