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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 …

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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 …

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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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Making Sure You Are Staying Sober During Coronavirus

Staying sober during coronavirus is your ultimate goal. This is how you stay strong for yourself and your family. The return to society, once quarantine is lifted, will be dramatic depending upon where you reside in this country. Over 39 states have experienced some level of shut-down. Don’t let your stress levels reach traumatic proportions. …

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Mental Disorders From Drug Use: The Complicated Case of the Dual Diagnosis

Often, we think of mental disorders as causing substance use disorders. Sometimes, however, it’s the drugs that cause the resulting mental condition. Mental disorders from drug use typically happen over time. When someone abuses a class of drug such as opioids or benzodiazepine for a long period, it causes changes to take place inside the brain. As …

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Alcohol Abuse Statistics to Make You Stop Beating Yourself Up

If you suffer from alcohol use disorder (AUD), the most important alcohol abuse statistics to remember is that there are 15 million other people who have the same disorder. You, my friend, are not alone. Put away the shame and feelings of embarrassment that are keeping you feeling isolated and alone, and start your recovery …

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The Role of the Substance Abuse Professional in Your Recovery

One of the most important factors in your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is the level of care provided by your substance abuse professional. Consequently, a substance abuse professional has many names and plays various roles in the recovery of those seeking treatment for substance use disorder. What Is a Substance Abuse Professional? This title …

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Substance Abuse Preventions: Spotting the Signs of Mental Illness

Substance Abuse Preventions Substance abuse preventions typically begin in the home. That’s to say, children who see parents or other caretakers commonly using drugs are more likely to begin using drugs themselves. This is referred to as a risk factor for addiction. Unfortunately, thousands of parents in this country self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. As a result, …

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