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What Does Addiction Do To Your Body?

It is common knowledge that prolonged substance use and addiction can have a significant impact on your body and influence several life-sustaining functions. What many people do not realize is that different drugs impact your body in different ways. Additionally, they can have both physical and mental health impacts that last for varying durations of…

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Mental Health and Substance Use

As of the first week of April, only five states here in the United States have not implemented stay at home orders. For some locations, the orders are new, having just gone into effect in recent days. For others, the original orders that went into effect in early to mid-March are about to be extended…

Homeless | Drug Addiction | The Hills

The Complex Interplay Between Homelessness and Drug Abuse

Most organizations define homelessness as persons living in temporary shelters or other places not meant for human habitation. However you define it, homelessness has a profound impact on society. While creating accurate estimates for the total number of homeless is difficult, what is known is that these people are our relatives, friends, co-workers and sometimes…

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Dissecting Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis was first recognized over two decades ago. The term was coined to diagnose individuals that were suffering with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The occurrence of dual diagnoses is much more common than you’d think, and the treatment for the co-occurring disorders or addictions is more intense and complex than that…

Celebrities | Addiction | The Hills

Addiction and Celebrities: A Common Cause?

Celebrities who are battling drug addiction seem to be everywhere, don’t they? Stories of celebrity overdose or overindulgence used to be confined to the pages of tabloids, but that is no longer the case. Overdose and addiction seem common, and every year, we lose more and more of our beloved stars. Why is this? Are…

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Unpacking Polysubstance Abuse

Polysubstance abuse is a type of substance abuse that has become more widely recognized in recent years. Even though this type of drug abuse has existed as long as drugs have existed, it has become officially acknowledged by both medical professionals and rehabilitation centers because of its need for special detox and rehabilitation and the…