Dual Diagnosis: Psychiatric Medication Abuse and Addiction

Dual Diagnosis: Psychiatric Medication Abuse and Addiction

Addiction and mental illness are frequently found together, causing a dual diagnosis. The problem with mental illness medications is that they are also being abused, creating an addiction to them and other drugs. Mental illness and drug abuse Mental illness often...

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8 Powerful Tips to Help Recovery with Positive Thinking and Mantras

8 Powerful Tips to Help Recovery with Positive Thinking and Mantras

Positive thinking is a powerful thing. If you believe you can do it, it will happen. That is why positive thinking and mantras are great tools to help with recovery. The more positive the attitude, the better the healing; it is the same with recovery. 449 Recovery in...

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Can Pet Therapy Help with Addiction Recovery

Can Pet Therapy Help with Addiction Recovery

Can pet therapy help with addiction recovery? Yes, a pet can help even those who are not in addiction recovery. Whether it is a cat purring in your lap or your dog giving you an ecstatic welcome home, pets provide many benefits to human health. Benefits of pets in...

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12 Signs You Are Self-Sabotaging Your Addiction Recovery

12 Signs You Are Self-Sabotaging Your Addiction Recovery

Now that you are in recovery, after completing a recovery program, it is crucial that you know and recognize the signs of self-sabotage when it comes to staying sober and clean. Watch for these 12 signs that you are self-sabotaging your addiction recovery and have a...

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5 Ways Gender Plays a Role in Addiction and Treatment

5 Ways Gender Plays a Role in Addiction and Treatment

How does gender play a role in addiction and treatment? Men and women have several biological differences, and those differences do play a role in addiction and treatment. The role gender plays in addiction and treatment Studies have shown that there are...

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5 Helpful Coping Tips to Avoid Relapse During Grief

5 Helpful Coping Tips to Avoid Relapse During Grief

The past year has been very tough on most of us, for some we have lost a loved one due to the pandemic. Grief can cause you to relapse on your recovery if you do not deal with it in a healthy way.  We have put together 5 helpful coping tips t avoid relapse during...

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What You Need to Know About CBD Use

What You Need to Know About CBD Use

What you need to know about CBD use in Orange County is that CBD has not thoroughly been studied yet. Therefore, there is no way to tell at this point if these products are safe or dangerous to use. These products are not regulated, so you really have no idea what you...

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Helping Veterans Overcome Substance Abuse

Helping Veterans Overcome Substance Abuse

With so many of our men and women coming back from Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hot spots worldwide with physical and mental injuries, it is not hard to understand why so many develop substance abuse problems. Dealing with a physical injury and PTSD can have the...

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Are There Medications to Help with Alcoholism

You may wonder if there are medications to help with alcoholism. There are actually three, and we are going to look at each one and how they work. Remember, though; you need to speak to your physician about these medications if you wish to try one of them to see which...

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