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What are the Common Relapse Triggers in Addiction?

When in recovery for a drug or alcohol addiction, the question of relapse is often not “if,” but “when?” Most addicts relapse at least once, and many do so multiple times. If you are supporting a recovering addict, understand that relapse is part of the deal. Don’t give up on your loved one just because …

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Drug Addiction, Smoking Cessation Can Be Treated Together

With all of the health risks involved with cigarette smoking, doctors will almost always advise patients to get help quitting as soon as they possibly can. However, there has been concern among some treatment professionals that patients who try to quit smoking while in treatment for a co-morbid drug addiction will jeopardize their recovery from …

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What is the Trauma of Having an Alcoholic Parent?

If you’re an adult child of an alcoholic, you might describe your childhood as traumatic. Many such people do. But many don’t realize that their alcoholic parent’s behavior can continue to affect them as they grow into adulthood. In fact, that trauma can stick with you throughout your entire adult life. There’s even a name …

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Study Analyzes Neuroenhancer Use in Students

Prescription drug abuse has dramatically increased over the past several decades. While some of the drugs are being used in an effort to get high, much of the misuse is due to students attempting to balance a demanding workload. Medications meant to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sold under the names Ritalin and Adderall …

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How to Talk to Children About Addiction in the Family

In families with a significant track record of substance addiction, parents face additional challenges when it comes to educating their children about drugs and alcohol. But by warning young people about their family history of addiction, is it possible to actually increase their risk of substance abuse? Many studies over the years have confirmed that …

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Physical vs. Psychological Dependency: What’s the Difference?

Physical and psychological dependence refer to the hold that a substance or behavior has on the addict’s body and mind. While there is much overlap between the two, and they typically occur in tandem, it helps to see some of the differences between them. Physical dependence has to do with the condition of the body …

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Parental Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Issues Trickle Down

Problems like substance abuse and mental illness are serious and far-reaching, impacting the lives of all around. The closer a person is to someone struggling with one of these conditions, the more they tend to be affected, with spouses, parents and children bearing the brunt of the fallout. For children, having a caring adult who …

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An Interview with Ilana Zivkovich, LCSW, LCDC, Executive Director

Ilana Zivkovich has an inner beauty that radiates through and is visible to everyone around her. Some might say this is because she sees the inner beauty in others. “All people have an inner truth that is beautiful,” says Ilana. “So often we feel we’d be good enough ‘if only’ we could make certain changes. …

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Prescription Painkillers Linked to Addiction in All Ages

Stereotypes of drug addiction are changing. People may expect that an addiction started due to drugs being passed around at a high school party, or a young adult’s drug-laced family environment drew them in. But today it’s just as likely that a craving began due to surgery experienced by an older person. The Centers for …

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