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PTSD and Addiction: How to Heal the Wounds You Cannot See

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People who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often abuse drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication. This emotionally debilitating disorder can lead to ... Read more
June 22nd 2018
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Does Canine Therapy Really Work as Addiction Treatment?

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Service animals are playing an increasing role in the daily lives of many people, but they are also being used as an effective addiction treatment. ... Read more
June 20th 2018
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Addiction

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Can You Outrun Addiction?

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It is common knowledge that exercise is good for you, but you may not realize that exercise is also beneficial in addiction recovery. This is ... Read more
June 18th 2018
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Addiction

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What Are the Main Obstacles to Addiction Treatment in the US?

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Needing addiction treatment does not necessarily mean that you will receive it. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 20.4 ... Read more
June 15th 2018
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How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep Quality?

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If you drink alcohol, you might notice that the substance can make you drowsy. Unfortunately, this can give a false impression that alcohol is an ... Read more
June 13th 2018
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Addiction, Alcohol Treatment

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Why Are 5 Million Americans Misusing Prescription Stimulants?

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When there is a discussion about misusing prescription drugs, most people think about this nation’s opioid epidemic. This is a serious and growing issue, but the ... Read more
June 11th 2018
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Addiction

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4 Ways to Support Children of Addicted Parents

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One of the most difficult concepts for an addict to grasp is that his or her actions with drugs and alcohol are harming other people. ... Read more
June 6th 2018
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Addiction

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How to Handle Post-Surgical Pain in Addiction Recovery

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Finally breaking free from the grip of addiction may have been difficult, but the rewards of living life in recovery are virtually endless. Recovery from ... Read more
June 4th 2018
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Addiction, Recovery

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Why Do Some Drug Rehabs Offer Art Therapy?

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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” –Aristotle Healing through the arts is not a ... Read more
May 30th 2018
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Addiction

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Why Do People Have Food Cravings in Drug Rehab?

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You may not have had the healthiest lifestyle when you were drinking or using drugs, giving way to the thought that pretty much anything is ... Read more
May 29th 2018
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Addiction