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Teens Who Drink with their Parents Drink More Outside of Home

Many parents want the best for their kids. As a result, many may make decisions that, while noble or logical, create adverse side effects. One of those decisions is to drink with their teenagers. New research has shown that teens who drink with their parents may drink more than other teens. To learn more about …

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Benefits of a Trauma Recovery Program

Trauma recovery programs help individuals suffering from trauma or abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or sexual addiction/compulsivity. Such individuals may also be chemically dependent and may even have co-occurring psychiatric issues. Some patients enter a trauma recovery program after they have completed traditional treatment for addiction and have relapsed. Research shows that there’s a high …

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What Is An Addiction Specialist?

Not just anyone is qualified in order to provide the treatment, support, and resources that are needed by people who are struggling with drugs and/or alcohol. Addiction and substance use disorder are complex medical conditions that require the assistance of clinical staff such as an addiction specialist. Learning what is an addiction specialist will help …

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Common Reasons Why Those Who Need Treatment Don’t Get It

When you see someone on the street, passed out, clutching a bottle in a paper bag – whether it’s L.A. or Cleveland, New York or Topeka, Dallas or St. Paul – you wonder why they don’t just get help. Ditto the reaction to the co-worker who keeps embarrassing himself at office parties, the constant drunk …

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Stress Tends to Play a Part in Cocaine Relapse

The life of drug use can be challenging. However, trying to abandon that life can be equally tricky. It takes the help of an addiction treatment center, such as Promises Behavioral Health to begin the journey to recovery. But what happens after you’ve started down the path to sobriety? For some, stress and cocaine relapse …

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Treatment for Women with Dual Diagnosis Addiction

asIf you are a woman struggling with alcohol or chemical dependency and also have a simultaneous behavior or mood disorder, you have what is called dual diagnosis addiction. This is not all that uncommon. An estimated 53 percent of women who are chemically dependent have one or more behavioral or mood issues. Since either condition …

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What is Equine-Assisted Therapy?

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the definition of equine is “of, relating to, or resembling a horse or the horse family.” It follows, then, that equine-assisted therapy involves horses. But what is equine-assisted therapy? There are distinctive types of equine therapy, but they all involve the use of horses. There’s equine-assisted therapy (EAT), equine-assisted …

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Mental Health is Important for Overall Physical Health

There has always been a connection between mental health and physical health. However, recently, experts have taken the time to research this connection. Accordingly, they have discovered that taking care of your mental health is equally as important as taking care of your physical health. If you need assistance to ensure that both can thrive, …

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Decision-Making Affected by Binge Drinking

In society today, many teens believe alcohol use is a normal part of life. In most movies that prominently feature adolescents and teens, there is a scene where teens drink excessively. As a result, teens think that using alcohol is cool, and isn’t that big of a deal. Unfortunately, binge drinking and decision making are …

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Why Anti-Depressants Don’t Work for Some

More than half of people who take antidepressants for depression never get relief. New research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine finds that this is because the cause of depression has been oversimplified and drugs designed to treat it are aiming at the wrong target. Science Daily reports that a study from the laboratory …

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