Dual Diagnosis

Treating A Dual Diagnosis -Your Guide to Recovery

Many individuals who seek treatment for substance abuse or addiction also struggle with one or more mental health conditions. There is often a question among the medical and mental health community about whether one condition (addiction or mental health) leads to or causes the other. While there is little research evidence that indicates one condition…

Psychological Dependence & Addiction-Two Sides of the Same Coin

The terms addiction, chemical dependence, and psychological dependence are often used interchangeably. In reality, addiction and psychological dependence are quite similar. Psychological dependence describes the psychological (or emotional) components of substance use disorder. These elements include cravings or behaviors that occur around the perceived need to use a substance. Psychological dependence is also sometimes referred…

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Practice Mindfulness For Substance Abuse

COVID-19 is a massive curveball thrown at anyone currently struggling with substance abuse either on the path to recovery or considering sobriety. Due to the significant health crises, we are experiencing here in the United States (and worldwide) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many states have mandated stay at home orders and social distancing…

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Dealing With Isolation During Recovery

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was believed social distancing and stay at home orders would be a short-lived thing. Sadly, this appears to be an inaccurate assumption. Initially, most states initiated stay at home orders, which were slated to last through the first weeks of April. As time passed and the medical community…

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Social Distancing, Social Media and Sobriety

For the last several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented time of uncertainty and anxiety for people from all parts of the world. What was initially thought to be a virus that would start and end in another country has marched across oceans to settle on virtually every continent and in almost every…

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Sobriety and Starting Over

Starting your life over after treatment for addiction can be difficult. Once you’ve left the sober confines of a rehabilitation center or treatment program, you have to tackle daily life without substances while still facing triggers. The first 90 days of your recovery are absolutely crucial to your sobriety. This is the time when relapse…

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Why Long-Term Addiction Recovery Is the Only Way to Go

In this post, we’ll dive into addiction—what it is, how long it lasts, and the best way to go about treatment. Did you know that when it comes to addiction recovery, there is definitely one treatment option that stands above the rest? In this post, you’ll discover how long-term addiction treatment differs from short-term options.…