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How Long For Dopamine Receptors To Heal | Aspenridge Recovery
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How Long for Dopamine Receptors to Heal?

Dopamine has long been considered a “pleasure chemical” closely linked to the disease of addiction. When referring to a dopamine rush, many associates it with the brain’s natural reward system that activates key neurochemicals during activities…
Alcohol Ruins Lives | Risks Of Alcohol Abuse & Addiction | Aspenridge
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Alcohol Ruins Lives

It's no secret that alcohol is a staple among many Americans. To some degree, alcohol is associated with happy feelings and positive events. Partying with friends, for example, usually involves casual drinking. A promotion at the office can…
Lgbtq Addiction Recovery
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LGBTQ and Addiction

Substance abuse has destroyed families and communities at disproportionate rates. Unfortunately, individuals who identify as LGBTQ and addiction often go hand in hand. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…
Alcoholism And Divorce | The Divorce & Alcohol Addictions | Aspenridge
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Alcoholism and Divorce

Alcohol use can come with severe costs. It can lead to legal problems, financial stress, unemployment, and cause serious health issues. It can also destroy a family and romantic relationships. Alcohol use is one of the leading reasons couples…
Alcohol Abuse Lgbtq
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LGBTQ Recovery

LGBTQ people often experience higher rates of co-occurring disorders than the general population because of the stress of living in a society that often rejects them. As a result, this can lead to increased alcohol and substance abuse in the…
Drinking Out Of Boredom | Hobbies To Replace Drinking | Aspenridge
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Drinking Out of Boredom

Many people struggle with drinking out of boredom, and even if they don’t particularly like alcohol or its effects. Studies have shown that easily bored people are at higher risk of anxiety, depression, drug addiction, alcohol misuse, anger,…
Relationships And Addiction Recovery
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Rebuilding Relationships In Addiction Recovery

Human connection is a fundamental part of life. Every day, we’re creating connections with people we encounter, whether it’s strangers on the bus or in stores, our co-workers, or family members. Various psychological studies have shown…
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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…
Why Mental Health Matters | 10 Importance Of Mental Health | Aspenridge
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Why Mental Health Matters

Mental health matters. It’s connected to nearly all facets of life and is a driving force for how we are able to interact with peers, loved ones, and even strangers. It is also connected to our physical wellbeing, helping us to maintain certain…
Fear Of Failing In Addiction Recovery
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Fear of Recovery

In the United States, roughly 19.4 million American adults who are addicted to drugs or alcohol don’t believe they need help for it, despite information that proves alcohol and drugs can carry lethal or other negative consequences. According…