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Veterans, Mental Health, and Combating the Stigma

It takes courage to serve one’s country. And it takes courage to be willing to sacrifice one’s life in the name of […]

Representing Mental Illness Accurately in the Media
May 27, 2021

Everyone wants to be seen a certain way by the rest of the world. And although that comes with varying degrees of […]

My Spouse is Still Drinking. Can I Maintain Recovery?
May 26, 2021

Becoming sober is a significant accomplishment and one that you should feel proud of. It’s not an easy task to quit drinking […]

Alcohol Relapse Warning Signs and What to Do About It
May 25, 2021

Relapse prevention is a key part of staying sober from alcohol. Whether you just completed your alcohol detox treatment program or did […]

What Is Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment?
May 24, 2021

For many people who struggle with addiction, substance use serves as a coping mechanism to minimize the emotional pain of past trauma. […]

How Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Help with Addiction?
May 21, 2021

If you are dealing with addiction, detox and therapy are the foundations of recovery. Detox helps you begin to heal by ridding […]

Mending Relationships Destroyed by Substance Addiction
May 20, 2021

“Just stop drinking or just stop using drugs.” This is not helpful advice to those battling an addiction. According to the Director […]

The Stigma of Methadone Treatment
May 19, 2021

For many people, the use of methadone to aid in recovery from an opioid use disorder is truly life-saving. With years of […]

Booze and Snooze: How Does Drinking Affect Sleep?
May 18, 2021

Are you thinking about having a few drinks before going to sleep? Think again. If you’re looking forward to a restful night, […]

How Past Trauma and Substance Use Intertwine
May 17, 2021

When studying substance use disorder, it’s vital to look at the many reasons why people end up with this condition. What things […]

Hispanic Underrepresentation in Addiction Treatment
May 14, 2021

To complete this four-part series concerning population underrepresentation in addiction treatment, we’re going to address the underrepresentation of Hispanics, who could be […]

Types of Substance Addictions and How to Identify Them
May 13, 2021

According to Healthline, there are two types of addictions: chemical and behavioral. Chemical, or substance addiction, is the habitual use of a […]

Why Journaling is a Powerful Recovery Tool
May 12, 2021

Of the many helpful tools you can use to aid you in your recovery, keeping a journal is among the easiest and […]

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