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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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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,…