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Is Addiction a Mental Health Issue?

We need to start talking about addiction in terms of mental health.  We now have enough scientifically tested and reviewed evidence that substance use is not some moral failing. Many people associate mental illness with diagnoses like anxiety…
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Dating in Recovery: LBGTQ Relationship Advice

5 Q & A: LGBTQ Relationship Advice for Addiction Recovery You probably know that alcohol and drug use is higher among members of the LGBTQ+ community than the general population. Not only does my community recreationally use substances…
Drugs And Mental Health | Psychological Effects Of Drugs | Aspenridge
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Drugs And Mental Health

It’s common for society to dismiss drug abuse as a character flaw or loss of impulse control. There is a long-standing stigma associated with addiction, as many chalks it up to a simple inability to just say no. When we carefully examine the…
Suffering From Depression And Substance Abuse
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5 Symptoms of Depression

Depression afflicts 17.3 million Americans, or just over 7% of the total population. However, that figure only represents those who’ve received a medical diagnosis. While unknown, the actual number is much, much more significant. Although…
skin problems for drug abusers and alcoholics

Skin Problems for Drug Abusers and Alcoholics

It is common knowledge that prolonged drug use can cause major health complications for the body’s most vital organs – especially the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. But, most people neglect the fact that drug addiction can also be…
Issues With Self Medicating
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Dangers of Self Medication

While hardships and stress are a normal part of life, it’s still tough to live through. We’re not born knowing how to deal with emotional issues, mental health conditions, trauma, or stress. It’s through our individual experiences that…
First Step In Treating Addiction
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The First Step Of Drug Addiction Treatment Is To

We're often told that the hardest part of any journey is the first step. This is the moment that initiates real change. Reaching this early milestone can take willpower and serious commitment. As with any journey, the path to recovering from…
Relapse Statistics Methamphetamine
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Meth Relapse Rate

Recovering from substance abuse is a challenging journey. The process of recovery can be long and arduous and, in some cases, individuals may experience multiple relapses before achieving sustained abstinence. Given that addiction is a chronic…
how to avoid cocaine relapse

Cocaine Relapse

Even a moment or day of life stress can set off bouts of anxiety, depression, or cause other negative thoughts and feelings. For individuals battling through cocaine addiction, these momentary setbacks can trigger a desire for relief. Unfortunately,…
Why Would Anyone Do Drugs
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Why Do People Do Drugs?

Science has made incredible breakthroughs in studying the impacts of alcohol and drugs and, ultimately, ways in which effective treatment—including medications—can potentially assist tens of thousands in overcoming substance abuse. However,…