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Alcohol Abuse

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Why Alcohol Cues May Trigger Relapse Despite Long-Term Recovery

By Nicole Arzt

People struggling with alcohol use disorder know the depths of destruction and shame associated with their drinking. Continue Reading

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Study Finds Brain Region for Controlling Binge Drinking

By Dawn Hurley

Researchers have found that the deactivation of a stress-signaling area of the brain associated with emotion-related and motiva... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Consumption Surges Due to Isolation Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Nicole Arzt

We're in strange times, and that's an understatement. We're anxious. We're concerned about our health, our job security, and ou... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

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What Role Should Primary Care Play in Addiction Treatment?

By Dawn Hurley

It's important to consider the possible reasons why so many don't get help, despite the effectiveness of interventions for Subs... Continue Reading

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Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

Based on research, MABT training-based treatment has lasting effects on addiction recovery. Continue Reading

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What Can Telemedicine Do For Addiction Treatment?

By Germain Palacios

Telemedicine has made access to clinical services easier than ever. Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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How Disruptive Behavior Disorder & Substance Abuse Affect One Another

By Dawn Hurley

The combination of a SUD and a DBD can not only drastically affect someone's quality of life, but also complicate the treatment... Continue Reading

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Can EMDR Therapy Help Those Suffering From a Dual Diagnosis?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is psychotherapy that promotes healing from the emotional distress that tr... Continue Reading

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Is Vaping Linked to Clinical Depression?

By Nicole Arzt

A recent study found that individuals who reported vaping had a greater chance of also reporting a comorbid history of clinical... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

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Defining Vampire Energy & Its Role in Active Addiction

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Vampire energy presents in various forms, but no form is more easily recognizable than active addiction. Continue Reading

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Behavioral Signs You or a Loved One May Have an Addiction

By Nicole Arzt

Addiction isn't always apparent. The shame and stigma are pervasive. As a result, many withhold, lie, and manipulate their trut... Continue Reading

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The Disease Model of Addiction: History and Perspectives

By Dawn Hurley

Anyone wanting to have an informed conversation on the matter will need to understand the reasons why addiction is considered a... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

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The Danger of Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts & Their Role in Addiction

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Whether you’re going through a spiritual awakening or seeing yourself in the scenario of shamed, judged or distorted experience... Continue Reading

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Kanna: Treatment for Depression or Next Popular Drug of Choice?

By Nicole Arzt

South Africans have used the Kanna plant for medicinal purposes for centuries. Today, it is making controversial headway in the... Continue Reading

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When ‘Peer Pressure’ Becomes Bullying

By Nicole Arzt

Young people are especially prone to these consequences. Continue Reading

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Q&A

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What is the alcohol detox experience like?

We asked and you answered. Here are two separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What if I can't afford rehab?

We asked and you answered. Here are three separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

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What are the unique needs of women in addiction treatment?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading

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