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What Are the Behaviors of Current Addicts?

If anyone has ever known a person who has struggled with a substance abuse disorder, they may know just how disruptive an addiction can be
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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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Why Is Stopping Drugs So Hard?

Addiction is a disease of the brain. Your brain is the control center of your body, affecting your thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions. Addiction to drugs or alcohol is hard because it changes the signals in your brain, which makes it difficult to feel okay without using the drugs. When you first take drugs you feel a high or a rush from the substance. But over time, the high is not as strong and you must take more and more of the drug to keep from feeling bad. This is what happens when you become addicted. Many people who are addicted want to quit and they think they can do it on their own.
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Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression’s Toll

Taking time off from work to address your mental health is of the utmost importance. If people typically don’t go to work with the flu,
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Mental Illness In Young Adults

If you are a young adult, there is a good chance you are getting ready to start or have just started the fall semester. You
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Addiction and Mental Illness Help for the Homeless

There is no telling where substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders will take you. In most cases, nowhere that would be considered ideal. People
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Self-Medicating Toward Addiction

Regarding mental illness, when it rains it pours. At least that is often the reality in the field of addiction medicine. To be clear, addiction
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PTSD Awareness Month: Encouraging Treatment

In the last weeks of May, we covered what we believe to be some very important topics. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), co-occurring mental health disorders
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Anxiety and Panic Attacks: Managing the Symptoms

Anxiety disorders represent the most common form of mental illness – impacting over 40 million Americans. While the root cause is different for everyone, doctors
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