Year: 2019

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One of the best forms of treatment for addiction is psychotherapy. There are two main types of psychotherapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). While they both serve the same purpose, there are differences in CBT vs DBT. An addiction treatment program offers both CBT and DBT to treat addiction and mental …

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The Benefits of Group Therapy Activities

A group therapy program has many benefits to those that participate actively in treatment. Group therapy activities are designed to facilitate discussion and promote a sense of belonging for those in the group. You will be encouraged to talk about your life and what led to your addiction. Support is important when you are in recovery, …

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What are Xanax Side Effects?

While much of the nation rightfully is focused on a deadly opioid crisis, another type of drug is proving nearly as destructive. Xanax, Valium and other anti-anxiety drugs belonging to the benzodiazepines are exacting a heavy toll of lives lost and ruined from addiction. The side effects of Xanax are just as addictive as opioids …

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The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

What happens when you combine cocaine and alcohol, a stimulant and a depressant? Common sense tells you that they cancel each other out. However, that’s not actually the case. Here’s what really happens. Understanding Cocaine and Alcohol As a stimulant, cocaine makes you feel energetic. Some compare it to being on top of the world. …

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Adderall and Alcohol

The stimulant drug, Adderall, treats individuals with ADHD. It’s main ingredients are amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The use of Adderall has grown in the last several years. Its benefits for those with ADHD are very effective, providing focus for schoolwork, test-taking and studying. However, the vast majority of those who are abusing Adderall are college students …

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Why Is Addiction A Mental Disorder?

If you or someone you know suffers from the mental effects of addiction, you know that addiction is a disease. Sadly, stigma still exists in a society that says otherwise. Medical and mental health professionals agree that addiction is a disease of both the brain and the body. But why is addiction a mental disorder? …

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Men’s Mental Health – There’s a Silent Killer Among Us

Stigma is Killing Men “Man Up”, “Why don’t you put your big boy pants on?”, “Don’t be such a pansy”, “Boys don’t cry”, “It’s just a scratch, rub some dirt on it”, “Stop acting like such a girl”… How many have you heard? Because we’ve heard them all.  One of the hardest things for men …

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Understanding Opiates Vs Opioids

People use the terms interchangeably. However, chemically, there’s a difference when talking about opiates vs opioids. What are these drugs? How do they affect you? Opiates vs Opioids Natural derivatives from the poppy plant are opiates. They include opium, codeine, and morphine. They’re narcotics that have pain-reducing properties. In contrast, opioids are manmade narcotics. They …

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