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The Stages of Alcoholism

The National Institute on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that some 14.1 million U.S. adults struggle with an alcohol use disorder. AUD, commonly known as alcoholism, is characterized by compulsively seeking alcohol despite negative impacts to health, social life, and career or finances. Alcoholism is one of the third leading causes of preventable death

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Drug Rehab for Veterans

The United States proud history of military service is one that is both admirable and often essential to our country’s role in global politics. But, for the 18.5 million men and women now discharged from the military, that service makes them more vulnerable to substance abuse and substance use disorders, known as SUDs or

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How to Cope with Divorce During Rehab or Recovery

Rehab and recovery are difficult, traumatic, and often one of the most time-intensive and emotionally intensive periods you will ever go through as an adult. Despite that, many of us have to cope with losing loved ones and marriages during this period. While it’s always better if you can avoid tumultuous life changes during

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Psychodrama in Addiction Treatment

Psychodrama is an action method used in psychotherapy to help patients recognize and overcome aspects of behavior, emotions, or reactions that might be based on memory or previous experiences. The tactic is used to attempt to help patients through negative reactions and responses, to “unblock” creative, spontaneous, and healthy reactions to events, people, and

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What is PCP?

Phencyclidine or PCP is a popular recreational drug, known for its dissociative, hallucinogenic, and euphoric effects. The drug is a schedule II drug in the United States but is still popular as a street drug. In fact, some estimates suggest that as many as 2.9% of adults over age 25 have had the drug

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What Are Process Addictions?

Process addictions, also known as behavioral addictions, are one of the most-common forms of addiction, affecting millions of people worldwide. While behavioral addictions have often been seen as less-than or a lower class of addiction than substance addictions, evidence increasingly points to the fact that these addictions are heavily linked and often harmful on

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The Best Addiction Recovery Podcasts

Recovering from addiction of any kind is a process that we live each day on an ongoing basis, seeking consistent improvement daily. Recovery is a way of life, not something you do once and forget about. Immersing yourself in your recovery, surrounding yourself with information and help and positive stories, and constantly learning to

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Losing a Loved One to Addiction – How to Cope

No matter what your relationship, losing a loved one is a terrible and traumatic event. Losing your loved one to a disorder such as addiction may make that process worse and may add to your own trauma. People who survive their addicted loved ones may feel pressured by grief, stigma, and blame and may

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The Secret of Getting into an Addict’s Mind

More than 19 million Americans struggle with addiction, with statistics suggesting that as many as 1 in 10 of us will have a substance use disorder during our lifetimes. Addictions range from illicit substances to alcohol to dependencies on prescription medication, with reasons ranging from simple prescription use to recreational abuse. No matter what the

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