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Pros and Cons of Using Holistic Treatment for Addiction

In addition to traditional therapies, many addiction treatment facilities are now integrating holistic healing practices into their provision of services. You may be wondering: what does “holistic” mean, exactly? The term is still unfamiliar to many people, because the medical profession in the United States has generally avoided recommending holistic treatment methods — until recently. …

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10 People You Need on Your Support Team in Addiction Recovery

If you’re a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, giving up the substances you depended on to get you through the tough times is … tough. Even tougher is staying sober. In order to maintain your sobriety, you need a little help from your friends — and not the friends you used to drink or use …

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High-Functioning Addicts: Who They Are and Who Is at Risk

By Matthew Goldenberg, D.O., Board Certified Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Associate Medical Director, Promises Professionals Treatment Program It is estimated that 10% to 14% of the U.S. population is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Many of those affected, including nearly 20% of all alcoholics, do not fit the stereotypical image of an addict — they …

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Stress vs. Anxiety as Triggers for Addiction: Which Is Worse?

Stress and anxiety are significant drivers of substance abuse. But what’s the difference between stress and anxiety, and how does each impact the development of addictive behaviors? A new study paper highlights the discovery of important distinctions between stress and anxiety, and reveals that anxiety may be the stronger catalyst for drug or alcohol problems. …

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Women

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health concern that can have a debilitating effect on a sufferer’s everyday life. OCD can interfere with work, relationships, personal life and create an unwanted and unhealthy cycle of stress. OCD is experienced by both men and women at about the same rate, although there are some differences …

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Mixing OCD Medications and Alcohol

Around 1 in 100 Americans suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and about half of cases are classed as severe. Living with OCD often means taking medications in addition to navigating the anxiety and obsessive thoughts that characterize the condition. As a result, some OCD sufferers turn to alcohol as a form of “self medication.” However, …

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Marijuana Addiction: Symptoms and Treatments

How Marijuana Makes You High The THC chemical in marijuana is responsible for the high people feel from marijuana. THC activates areas of the brain responsible for pleasure. When it enters the brain, it may produce: Relaxation Euphoria Distorted perceptions Poor coordination Difficulties with thinking, learning and memory Social acceptance of marijuana use has spiked …

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Major Depressive Disorder in Women

Major depressive disorder is the term doctors use to officially describe one of America’s most common mental health issues: major depression. Research indicates that women may have substantially higher chances of developing this condition than men. That’s true, in part, because women have gender-specific risks for a condition called postpartum depression, which sometimes meets the …

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