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Category: Mental Health

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Setting Healthy Boundaries with an Addict

If your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they will make life harder for you. Addiction changes who people are, how they act, and what their priorities are.
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Helpful Vs Harmful: Ways to Manage Emotions

For most humans, emotions are a fact of life. Without significant impairments to the brain and neural network (such as substance use disorder, autism spectrum disorder, etc.)...
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Tips for Maintaining Good Mental Health

Tips for Maintaining Good Mental Health

Traditionally, when we talk about maintaining good health, we’ve focused on our physical health. Fortunately, this has been changing, and the focus on health has
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Is There a Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Drug Addiction?

Is There a Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a complex disease that is often hard to understand. Add in a co-occurring mental health disorder, and you may be overwhelmed. The good
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Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Drug Addiction

The Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Drug Addiction

Individuals with mental illness are twice as likely to misuse drugs and alcohol than those without mental illness. The likelihood increases for adolescents with mental
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10 Ways to Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder & Drug Addiction

This time of year can be very difficult, especially for those who suffer from addiction, as holidays and moments of celebration are often considered to
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Can Brain Imaging Help Beat Drug Addiction?

The word addiction itself comes from the latin phrase meaning “enslaved to” or “bound by”. Addiction is a disease of the brain that is characterized
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The Importance of Peer Support Systems in Addiction Recovery

When someone enters our residential addiction treatment facility in Riverside, California, we strongly emphasize a ‘social model’ of recovery. Our treatment program is unique, in
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A Brief History of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment

Throughout history, the use of illicit substances is documented as far back as the earliest of recorded human civilization. 5,000 year-old Egyptian hieroglyphs show us
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Why Do I Keep Relapsing? 5 Ways To Become Stronger

If you find yourself asking this question, either for yourself, a family member, loved one, neighbor or coworker just understand that a relapse is a
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