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Covid-19 Isolation Getting You Down? Consider Anxiety Treatment

As COVID-19 forces more and more people to stay home for extended periods, depression and anxiety symptoms are likely to worsen. Sadly, these issues may trigger real physical and emotional health issues and even increase a person’s risk of drug addiction. Therefore, the benefits of anxiety treatment should not be ignored because it may help…

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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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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 Group Therapy Activities: What They Are and Why They Help

As part of your treatment for substance use disorder, you’ll engage in substance abuse group therapy activities. Some of these activities teach skill-building, others may focus on learning to be a team player. Regardless, group therapy activities such as these boost your recovery in positive ways. What Are Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities? Substance abuse…

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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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