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addiction relapse rates
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How to Avoid a Drug Relapse?

The journey to recovery is different for each individual. The decision to find assistance or treatment for drug and alcohol abuse takes courage and commitment, and it isn’t always smooth sailing. Some aspects of recovery are painful or intimidating,…
Adderall Abuse And Depression
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Adderall and Depression

Depression is one of the most debilitating mental health issues impacting millions of Americans every year. Having major depression can increase the risk of substance abuse, and even suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among…
deal with stress without alcohol
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How to Deal With Stress Without Alcohol

Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences. Anything from everyday responsibilities like work and family to serious life events such as a health diagnosis or the death of a loved one can trigger the onset of stress.…
Substance Abuse Group Therapy Treatment
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Benefits of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse

Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be overwhelming and frightening, and if you have decided to seek help, congratulations. Many options for treatment are available in Colorado, including highly effective addiction rehab programs.…
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,…
Mental Health And Addiction
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Serotonin vs Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms

Cultivating a happy, calm, and motivated mind that finds ease in concentrating, relaxing, and sleeping soundly is no simple undertaking. There are many factors that affect a person’s mental wellbeing, and one of the most significant is a group…
Dopamine Deficiency Symptoms
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Dopamine Burnout

If dopamine is our brain’s feel-good chemical, what happens when this neurotransmitter production is exhausted? Dopamine deficiency is real and extremely problematic for people currently experiencing downturns in dopamine production. After…
dealing with addiction and peer pressure
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How to Deal with Peer Pressure

It’s natural for people to identify with or compare themselves to their peers. Peer pressure is a force that nearly everyone has faced at some point. Through growth and a renewed sense of independence, young adults tend to question how they…
Treating Anxiety With Gabapentin
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Is Gabapentin Used for Anxiety?

Gabapentin is a psychoactive medication that helps address many different types of psychological and physical disorders. Gabapentin can help address nervous system disorders, cure nerve pain, and can help to reduce seizures in children and adults.…
different types of peer pressure
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Types of Peer Pressure

A classic parental or teacher reply when you wanted to do something they deemed foolish: “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?” This well-known rhetorical question is meant to test the power of social influence or peer pressure. While…