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Skin Problems For Alcoholics | Substance Abuse Signs | Aspenridge
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Skin Problems for Alcoholics

Alcoholism is a serious and progressive disease affecting the mind, body, and skin. Chronic alcohol consumption can lead to various skin problems, from minor issues such as dryness and flushing to more serious conditions such as acne, eczema,…
Marijuana Rehab Center Colorado Addiction Center | Aspenridge
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Marijuana Rehab Center: Colorado Addiction Center

Over the past few years, marijuana has become one of the most commonly abused drugs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says about 9% of people who use marijuana get addicted. Continuous use of the substance can lead to dependency, which is…
How To Prevent Opioid Abuse | Aspenridge Colorado
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How to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Despite educational materials highlighting the dangers of prescription narcotics, millions of Americans discover first-hand the perils of opioid abuse. Researchers and drug addiction experts continue to focus on soaring overdose rates attributed…
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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…
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…