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Dealing With Shame In Therapy
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Dealing With Shame In Therapy

For many struggling with substance misuse, shame is a familiar feeling, especially when it comes to looking inward and becoming honest in the progression of addiction. Shame may also come up for those who are trying to recover from substance…
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,…
relapsing on drugs
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Relapsing On Drugs

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,…
Risks Of Taking Dmt
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DMT Risks

Dimethyltryptamine is hallucinogenic tryptamine drug also known more popularly as DMT. It derives from plants found in South America, Asia, and Mexico. This natural plant extract has been used for centuries as a means of healing people. In the…
relapse prevention strategies
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Relapse Prevention Strategies

Addiction and substance abuse are common problems for 23.5 million Americans, yet uncomfortable silence surrounds the topic. We're not supposed to talk about our mental health problems or admit an addiction. Addiction itself is frequently viewed…
addiction treatment for veterans
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Veterans and Substance Abuse

Nationally recognized columnist, Karie Fugett, published a gripping narrative about her late husband, Cleve Fugett, a Marine war hero who, in 2010, tragically lost his life to a prescription opioid overdose. During his second deployment in Iraq,…
Substance Abuse Delirium (1)
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Substance Intoxication Delirium

Certain substances can have short-term and long-term effects on the brain. According to the National Cancer Institute, a psychoactive drug, also known as a “psychotropic substance,” is something that affects how the brain functions. It can…
drug incarceration statistics
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Drug Incarceration Statistics

Drug incarceration statistics are revealing prevalent issues that may actually be negatively impacting ongoing drug use and addiction recovery.  In 2021, Oregon became the first state to move toward decriminalization. On November 3, Oregon…
Addiction Recovery Therapy Length
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Average Length Of Therapy

Let’s imagine for a moment that you had a dizzy spell, fell over, and cut your head. You wouldn’t expect a doctor to simply bandage your head without examining the underlying reason for your fall. The exact same principle goes for people…
close up of man taking notes while woman asks what is dual diagnosis treatment colorado
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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

What is dual diagnosis treatment? A dual diagnosis is necessary if you or someone you love struggles with addiction that’s complicated by a secondary mental health disorder. For example, depression or anxiety are often present in clients who…