How To Tell If I Am Enabling

Am I Enabling? Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be one of the hardest things someone can experience. This is especially true for close family members, like children or parents. People who are suffering from addiction can become very manipulative in order to continue their substance abuse. The person who is at the […]

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Why Involving Family is Key to Success

Substance abuse is a family disease A little known fact that families of addiction tend to overlook is that addiction is a family disease, in which each member is affected. If a family member is going through addiction, it is important for everyone to rally together in support. It may not always be possible to […]

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Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. Addicts are who and what they […]

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Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy It’s not just the drugs you take, but what you experience too that can rewire your brain, causing your brain to crave an experience in the same way it can be taught to crave a drug. These ‘non-substance’ addictions are called process disorders and they can be very difficult […]

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Effects of Depression on the Brain

Effects of Depression on the Brain Rumination occurs when an individual thinks about a problem repeatedly, with too much self-reflection and without coming to a solution. A recent study from the University of Illinois at Chicago plainly reveals the startling effects of rumination on the brain, a risk factor of depression and reoccurring depression. Functional […]

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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, substance abuse prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. The national September observance of Recovery Month has evolved since its original conception in 1989. The purpose is to highlight individuals who have reclaimed […]

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Effective Depression Treatment Using CBT

Effective Depression Treatment Using CBT Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be an effective treatment in minor depression, and a superior treatment when used as a supporting therapy for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Depression is a mental illness that can be costly and debilitating to sufferers, adversely affecting the course and outcome of common chronic […]

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Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children

Trauma and Poverty Effects on Children One of the causal factors for developing addiction can be childhood trauma, abuse, or untreated mental health issues. To help children, 70 of the 2,116 schools in Los Angeles County have worked out deals with government-funded mental health providers to provide more counselors in their schools, according to Robert […]

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New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug New studies show that marijuana legalization has not enticed more teens to smoke pot or led to harder drug experimentation. One argument against legalization of marijuana has been concern over whether it would cause many teenagers and young adults to become pot smokers and be a […]

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Methadone Abuse in Children

Methadone Abuse in Children Research results suggest that the risks of children being given or accidentally ingesting dangerous narcotic drugs may be more common than many people know. The U.K. charity Adfam claims that in the last five years there were 17 cases where a child died from abuse or neglect that involved opioid drug […]

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