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Is Alcohol a Stimulant or Depressant?

In the United States, alcohol is a legal drug commonly used in social settings to help people relax, feel more confident, and unwind after a busy week. In moderation, alcohol is usually safe to drink. However, it can be highly addictive and has a significant potential for abuse. Like other drugs, regular and heavy use […]

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Is Alcoholism a Mental Illness?

Alcohol addiction is a severe, complicated, and often chronic disease that results in cycles of relapse and sobriety. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol abuse comes in many shapes and forms – it’s not just stereotypical binge drinking (though that still counts). Anyone who has a dependency on alcohol has an addiction – something that’s often […]

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How to Detox Your Body From Drugs at Home

10% of all American adults will experience substance abuse at some point in their lives. It’s a high percentage, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be overcome. If you are struggling with drug addiction, the first step to recovery starts with addiction treatment. This can sometimes be a long process, and it’s important to remember […]

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5 Signs of a Toxic Relationship in Recovery

Recovery is a time to start afresh, find inner strength, and develop personally and spiritually. Being newly sober can be confusing – we’re often not used to navigating the landscape of relationships with a clear head. Addiction can also impact our past relationships and leave us unsure as to what is appropriate and what isn’t. […]

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The Benefits of Stopping Marijuana

Legal in nineteen states, marijuana is one of America’s most commonly used drugs. It’s often touted as a drug of relaxation, making it popular among the general public. It’s so popular that millions of people use it regularly – but that doesn’t mean it’s safe. Whether considered dangerous or not, marijuana is still a drug. […]

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

5 Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

These days, there is more pressure than ever to create the perfect Christmas. Often, this pressure starts as soon as Thanksgiving ends and lasts right until the big day. Sometimes, this even extends beyond New Year’s Eve. Each year, the holiday season seems to be prolonged. Though an enjoyable time for many, this is without […]

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4 Things You Should Do in Early Recovery

4 Things You Should Do in Early Recovery

From seeking help to entering rehab and finding sobriety, there are many stages to the recovery journey. Although many people expect the journey to recovery to be smooth sailing, it is often a little bumpy. Like many others, you’ll likely face a few setbacks on your path to recovery. However, this doesn’t mean sobriety isn’t […]

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment - Why It's Vital

Dual Diagnosis Treatment – Why It’s Vital

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. In light of this crucial month, we are focusing on the relationship between mental health and addiction. Developing a substance use disorder (SUD) and embarking on a journey towards recovery is one of the most challenging processes a person can go through. While demanding in its […]

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Maximizing Group Therapy’s Benefits for You

Maximizing Group Therapy’s Benefits for You

Facilitated by a trained mental health professional, group therapy is a form of treatment that typically comprises six to eight individuals. Entirely confidential, group therapy provides a safe space to test different ways of interacting with people. It also provides time for those in attendance to share their thoughts and experiences while developing greater awareness […]

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Rebuilding Trust in Recovery

Rebuilding Trust in Recovery

The recovery journey for those suffering from addiction is challenging. Part of the process is nurturing and healing our connections with people from before and during our addiction. Why Is Trust Important?  Trust is an integral factor in our health and well-being, regardless of our life events. Without trust, we can’t create a safe base […]

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