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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
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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

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How to Prepare for Grief-Filled Dates of Remembrance

I vividly remember everything about June 11, 2018. An early morning flight and a rush from the airport to work by 9:30 a.m. already meant ... Read more
January 4th 2019
Devin Golden
The Recovery Village

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How Homelessness Drives LGBTQ+ Addiction

Stable, safe housing is crucial to a person’s overall mental health and well-being. Lack of housing doesn’t just make it more difficult to thrive, it ... Read more
January 3rd 2019
Megan Hull
The Recovery Village

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5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Recover

For many, the new year is a time to start fresh and develop healthy habits. With 2018 coming to a close and 2019 drawing near, ... Read more
December 20th 2018
Megan Hull
The Recovery Village

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A Depressing Trend: Mental Illness Among Teens on the Rise

When Alex Crotty was 11, she felt a profound sense of emptiness. She didn’t connect with her peers. She experienced loneliness and grappled with negative ... Read more
December 19th 2018
Matt Gonzales
The Recovery Village

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Where did heroin come from? Here's a look at heroin's history and the facts you didn't know.

US Experiences Highest Overdose Death Rates, New Study Finds

In the past few years, drug overdose deaths across the United States have taken over the news. Although the rate of increase seems to be slowing, ... Read more
December 19th 2018
The Recovery Village
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America Is Lonely: The Epidemic Few Are Talking About

In his 2008 book, “Outliers,” author Malcolm Gladwell wrote about a small town called Roseto, located about 30 miles north of Allentown, in the foothills ... Read more
December 19th 2018
Matt Gonzales
The Recovery Village

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The Young-American Revolt Against Alcohol Use

More people in the United States drink alcohol than the combined total of U.S. residents who use any drug, illicit or prescription. Booze is America’s ... Read more
December 19th 2018
Devin Golden
The Recovery Village

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The Worst State in America for Mental Health Is…

In a time when Americans are increasingly more aware of the importance of mental health, some states are falling behind in treatment options and resources. ... Read more
December 18th 2018
Devin Golden
The Recovery Village