Addiction Blog

Woman in need of help wondering is addiction a disease

Is Addiction a Disease?

Nobody wakes up one morning and plans to develop a chemical dependency. Similarly, you didn’t start abusing a substance with the understanding that it would ...
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Therapist explains common DBT techniques to his clients

Common DBT Techniques

For decades, addiction treatment consisted of standard individual and group counseling programs. It was a rather simple approach to treatment, one that consistently led to ...
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Man benefitting from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Many people who have substance use disorder are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder, as well. This is referred to as dual diagnosis. For ...
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Doctor explains potential treatments for drug abuse

Treatments for Drug Abuse

Drug addiction is a challenging dilemma that many Americans face. However, it doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, young or old; this problem may ...
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Man asleep at his desk thanks to alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol use disorder is a critical problem in the United States with thousands of people affected every year. Many people die from alcohol-related injuries, illness, ...
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Man going through severe cocaine withdrawal symptoms

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Made from the leaves of the coca plant in South America, cocaine has been a popular drug choice in the United States for many years. ...
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Woman struggles through the marijuana withdrawal timeline

The Marijuana Withdrawal Timeline

Marijuana is one of the most commonly abused substances in the United States. While marijuana is predominately viewed as a recreational drug, it can be ...
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Man in therapy as part of his relapse prevention plan

Relapse Prevention Plan Examples

When you or a loved one is receiving treatment for a substance abuse issue, a proper relapse prevention plan can greatly improve your treatment outcome ...
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Man asks his therapy group what is IOP?

What is IOP?

When you or a loved one is exploring treatment options to combat a substance abuse or addiction issue, you may be surprised at how many ...
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Man sitting on a beach struggling with PTSD and addiction

The Ties Between PTSD and Addiction

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, doesn’t only affect military members who’ve experienced combat. PTSD can impact anyone who’s survived a traumatic event whether it’s ...
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