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SAMHSA Voice Awards 2017 Recognizes Behavioral Health Champions, Advocates

Senator Elizabeth Dole and the late actress Carrie Fisher were among those honored at the 2017 Voice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2017, for raising awareness of behavioral health issues and encouraging people to speak out and seek help. This year’s Voice Awards, an event sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health …

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How Is Suboxone Different From Methadone?

Suboxone, which combines the medications buprenorphine and naloxone, is a drug used in medication assisted treatment (MAT) for drug addiction to opiates (like heroin) or opioids (like prescription painkillers). Like suboxone, methadone helps diminish withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings and is used in MAT programs to treat opioid and opiate addiction. Suboxone is somewhat different …

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Anorexia: Are you Literally Dying to Feel in Control or Accepted?

What psychology is at play in the eating disorder anorexia nervosa? A new movie called “To the Bone” starring Lily Collins seems to support the theory, somewhat tangentially, that anorexia involves a psychology of wanting to feel in control and accepted. As the anorexic starves herself, she overcomes temptation and achieves rigid control over her …

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The Top 10 Movies & TV Shows About Sex Addiction

TV has always been filled with lovable and quirky characters ― like Don Draper of “Mad Men” and “Hank Moody” of Californication ― with sexual interests that border on compulsions. In recent years there have been many portrayals of “sexual addiction treatment” in movies and on television. Sex addiction is a serious condition with many …

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How to Know If You Have Borderline Personality Disorder & How Treatment Helps

“I feel like I’m always making new friends or falling in love with a new guy, but then something goes really wrong in the relationship and they push me away. The people in my life are always either getting mad at me, breaking up with me or letting me down and I don’t know what …

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