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Tips on Finding a Therapist That’s Right for You

Acknowledging that you need help is one of the biggest steps that will pave the way for your recovery. Therapy makes a world of difference in the treatment of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Speaking with a mental health professional can help you understand the triggers that led you to substance abuse, guide you toward emotional recovery, and teach...

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Drugs and the Brain: Healing After Addiction

The effects of addiction don’t have to be permanent. If you have recently undergone a successful inpatient program, you may now be wondering about the process of undoing the damage. Chances are you may have experienced everything from a weakened immune system to damaged interpersonal relationships. The relationship between drugs and the brain can be complicated. However, the good news...

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What Does Having An “Addictive Personality” Really Mean?

Your idea of someone with an “addictive personality” is probably inaccurate. In pop culture, this persona is associated with specific traits or characteristics that are recognizable just by looking at someone. However, in reality, having addictive tendencies and living with addiction is hardly so simple. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, much of the conversation surrounding addiction is clouded...

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ADHD and Alcohol: How They Interact

In today's fast-paced world, coping with life's challenges can feel challenging and complicated. However, for those living with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it can sometimes feel like an impossible task. While it’s important to note that not everyone who has ADHD also has a substance use disorder, research has found they often co-occur. But what is the link between ADHD and...

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