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Participating in Treatment During Sober Living

Why Participating in Treatment During Sober Living is Critical for Recovery Are you in the process of recovery from substance abuse or addiction? The transition can prove to be difficult outside a sober living facility, which helps to avoid relapse. After completing an inpatient rehab program, continue participating in treatment during sober living programs for…

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

The COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) has gone from a Chinese epidemic to a global one. Confirmed cases are in each of the United States with numbers that are flying upward. Many states are trying to take a proactive approach to quarantine the virus and do things ranging from closing non-essential businesses where people typically congregate, such…

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Stages of Addiction

Addiction can develop in stages as drug or alcohol use becomes more problematic and dysfunctional. The stages of addiction listed below are a roadmap, but like with any disease, an individual’s personal experience will be unique. Experimentation and Initial Use The first steps toward addiction generally involve an initial use of alcohol or drugs and…

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Depressants vs Stimulants

Stimulants and depressants are the two major categories of addictive drugs. While depressants slow down the central nervous system, stimulants speed it up. Understanding the effects of depressants vs stimulants enables you to recognize signs of an overdose, addiction, and abuse. Recreational drug use has become common especially among men and women.  Some of the…

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Depression and Drug Addiction

Depression and Drug Addiction Substance abuse intensifies the symptoms of depression and leads to other conditions like brain damage. Most elements of depression go hand in hand with the signs of drug addiction. This is why one should seek proper treatment and care for both disorders. Depression and drug addiction can cause individuals to isolate…

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Alcoholism and Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects millions of people every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression is a contributing factor in suicides. In 2017, the CDC reported 47,173 suicide deaths in the United States. Although some people turn to alcohol to soothe the pain caused by depression, alcohol…