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How Hard Is It To Quit Drinking If I’m An Alcoholic?

How hard is it to quit drinking? Unless you’ve struggled with alcohol use disorder yourself, you may never understand exactly how difficult it is to quit drinking. People drink for different reasons, such as to socialize, to forget, or to feel better. But long-term use of this drug causes chemical changes to take place inside …

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What Are The Dangers Of Substance Abuse?

The physical dangers of substance abuse are well-known. There are other dangers of substance abuse that can be just as devastating to the person abusing and their family. In many cases, it is non-physical dangers that end up causing an even greater danger in the end. The dangers, in addition to physical ones, are financial, …

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Is Weed a Drug? Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana

Weed is a slang term for marijuana, a drug that’s derived from the dried flowers of the cannabis plant. Other names for marijuana include Mary Jane, pot, herb, grass, and ganja. So when you hear someone say they just smoked a little weed, it’s marijuana to which they’re referring. Is weed a drug? Most definitely. While it’s …

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How to Talk to a High Functioning Alcoholic

How to Talk to a High Functioning Alcoholic

Knowing someone who is a high-functioning alcohol can be a challenge. For many illnesses such as substance abuse, the substance abuse becomes a notable problem when an individual can no longer tolerate their day-to-day life. But a high-functioning alcoholic may be performing just as well with the substance as they would without it. Do you …

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Common Family Roles in Addiction

Common Family Roles in Addiction

Addiction is often called a family problem. That’s because alcoholism and drug addiction affect the entire family. At Five Palms, we believe in a mind-body connection, and we offer holistic treatment for mental health and substance abuse in Ormand Beach, FL. Find out how understanding common family roles in addiction can help you regain physical …

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Finding Women-Specific Rehab in Ormond Beach, Florida

Dealing with an addiction as a woman presents different challenges than for men. Although a coed addiction treatment program can be effective, some women experience greater success with a women’s rehab. Read on to learn more about the importance of finding a women’s rehab center in Florida and if gender-specific treatment may be right for …

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Facing the Truth of Self-Harm

Dangerous Coping Mechanisms: Facing the Truth of Self-Harm

Self-harm, also called self-injury, is the practice of intentionally hurting yourself. Individuals can injure themselves in various ways, including cutting, burning, hitting, piercing and pulling out hair. It’s not uncommon, especially for teens and young adults.A large study by the University of Portland of more than 64,000 U.S. high school students found that almost 18% …

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3 Reasons Why Low-Cost Treatment isn’t Lacking

It’s easy to start believing that luxury addiction treatment is better than lower-cost treatment because marketers and advertisers of all types are continually trying to convince us that expensive and high quality is the same thing, but this simply isn’t the case. Low-cost addiction treatment doesn’t mean low-quality care; it often means the opposite because …

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Do’s and Don’ts for When You Think You Have a Loved One with Addiction

Addiction can become a devastating problem for both the sufferer and their loved ones. If you think that you have a loved one with addiction, there are some things that you should do to help. However, you must also avoid keeping the person from pulling away from you.Finding a balance may feel difficult at times. …

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Quarantined With An Alcoholic Spouse And Its Effects

It wouldn’t be difficult to assert that 2020 has been a high-stress time for many of us. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the most challenging social issue of our lifetime. We are experiencing the same stress that all people are under. You can’t understand the effects until it’s over. We …

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