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Alcohol Abuse

What Does Medical Research Say About The Recovery Of The Brain After Stopping Alcohol?

By Ocean Hills Recovery

In the United States alone, a shocking 14.5 million people over the age of 12 suffer from alcohol use disorder.1 This mental he... Continue Reading

Should I Be Concerned that I May Be an Alcoholic If I Binge Drink?

By Wish Recovery

Drinking alcohol is popular among many people. From daily use to only special occasions, from social to binging, they differ fr... Continue Reading

How Drinking Alcohol Harms Your Health

Drinking alcohol is part of our social culture; it is associated with relaxation, parties, and adventures. For some, drinking a... Continue Reading

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Addiction Treatment

What are the Stats On Rehab and Recovery?

By Ocean Hills Recovery

Substance use disorder is a mental health condition that affects over 20 million people in the United States.1 This disorder is... Continue Reading

Why Reviews and Certifications are Important When Choosing a Rehab

By Ocean Hills Recovery

Over 20 million individuals above the age of 12 struggle with a substance use disorder in the United States.1 If you fall withi... Continue Reading

How Narcan Works

By Ocean Hills Recovery

Between 2010 and 2019, U.S. opioid-related deaths more than doubled - from just over 21,000 annual deaths in 2010 to nearly 50,... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

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How Disruptive Behavior Disorder & Substance Misuse 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, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

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

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, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

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

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, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

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, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

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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