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Pros and Cons of Dry January

New year, new goals. Each January, many people across the world stop drinking alcohol for the month. Some individuals abstain from alcohol to see if ... Read more
January 30th 2019
Matt Gonzales
The Recovery Village

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What Is Contingency Management in Addiction Recovery?

If you have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol, you enjoyed some type of benefit or reward from their use. There might have been ... Read more
January 17th 2019
The Recovery Village
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Why the Opioid Epidemic Is Bad News for Pets

People with an addiction can resort to desperate measures to secure drugs or alcohol. Addiction is such a powerful disease that a person might act ... Read more
January 16th 2019
The Recovery Village
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Hospital Study Highlights Challenge of Treating ER Patients Who Abuse Drugs

As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, more people are feeling justified in using their drug of choice. While not all drug use leads to disaster, ... Read more
January 15th 2019
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village

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The Role of Technology in Addiction Recovery

The world has become heavily reliant on technology in recent years. Digital technology has become prevalent. There may be a growing application for technology in ... Read more
January 13th 2019
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The Recovery Village

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How MRIs Are Used to Understand the Science of Addiction

Prolonged and excessive drug use can change the brain’s chemistry and communication pathways. Studying changes in the brain via medical technology such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ... Read more
January 10th 2019
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The Recovery Village

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Why Is Couples Therapy Part of Some Addiction Treatment Programs

Healthy relationships and a substance use disorder do not mix. It is simply not possible for two people to have a successful, healthy relationship when ... Read more
January 9th 2019
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village

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Impulsivity and Vulnerability to Substance Use Disorders: A Biological Link

Could the impulse to abuse drugs be part of your genetics? Recent research suggests that it might be. According to a recent NCBI study, researchers ... Read more
January 8th 2019
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village

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Which States Are the Best for Mental Health?

What defines a state with good mental health? Does that label rely on a low prevalence of mental illness among the state’s residents? Are states ... Read more
January 5th 2019
Devin Golden
The Recovery Village