The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

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Millions of children are subjected to various forms of trauma every year. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may be at a higher risk for the development of addiction in adulthood. Understanding the powerful connection between childhood trauma and addiction is vital in finding help for yourself or a loved one through a trauma therapy program.

Dangerous Interaction: Medication and Substance Abuse

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You may take medications for both physical and psychological ailments. But are you familiar with the dangerous interaction that medication and substance abuse can produce? You should know how alcohol and drugs impact the side effects, potency, and the overall effectiveness of your medication. Your addiction may even be the reason you are dependent on

Definition of Drug Rehab Treatment Options – What are the Types?

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Deciding to enter addiction treatment is stressful, exciting, and overwhelming all at the same time. Choosing an addiction treatment facility can be confusing due to all of the different choices of addiction treatment programs that an individual can attend. There is long-term vs. short-term, in state vs. out of state and private pay vs. insurance

Recovery from Addiction takes Time…Pace Yourself!

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Those struggling with addiction know all too well that we want what we want, when we want it. Instant gratification defined our drug addiction, and we now apply the same concept to our recovery. We expect the process of changing people, places, and things that we associate with substance abuse to be quick, but it

Building Self-Esteem in Drug Rehab

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Why is it so hard to get rid of all the terrible events that we have experienced from our past? Throw addiction into the mix, and you have the perfect recipe for poor self-esteem. Poor self-esteem contributes to you seeking substance abuse to self-medicate and eventually finding that you need drug rehab. Your self-esteem first

Under The Influence of Alcohol at Work?

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Many people are struggling and under the influence of alcohol at work, despite knowing that it will jeopardize their employment, not to mention their families well being? Whether they keep a bottle of vodka in their desk drawer or have a schedule to take pills, their life revolves around substance use disorder. They’re willing to

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

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A common misconception surrounding addiction is that it is a standalone problem and occurs solely by choice of the individual. However, it’s quite often that addiction isn’t the only issue taking place. So what are co-occurring disorders, and how can addiction treatment programs help? What Are Co-Occurring Disorders? Co-occurring disorders are two or more issues

Alcohol and Depression: Which Comes First?

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Do you drink large amounts of alcohol? Are you feeling down and hopeless? Do you also have difficulty concentrating and remembering? Studies find that there is a strong connection between alcohol and depression. Some people may drink to cope with depression, and people who have depression may drink to cope. While there can be a

Managing Anxiety and Substance Use During Coronavirus

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The last few weeks have brought about a head-spinning set of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hard not to feel increased stress amid uncertainties – from finances, to jobs and even our own health. For someone who suffers with substance use disorder, these added stressors can easily magnify anxiety and increase a substance

Managing Depression and Addiction during Coronavirus

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For many people, social isolation and stay-at-home orders will naturally bring about bouts of mental health concerns. Even if not contracted, coronavirus can cause other things to happen to a person – like depression or anxiety. Coupled with those who may already suffer from or are in recovery from substance use disorder, it can cause