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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

People with mental health issues like anxiety & depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms. But this can lead to addiction
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Is it Just a Bad Hangover or Something More Serious?

Headache, upset stomach & feeling run down the morning after over-consumption is common. How can you know if it's a bad hangover or something more serious?
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8 Drug-Seeking Behaviors That Might Signal Addiction

Doctors can play an important role in addressing prescription drug abuse in patients. One key is learning to recognize & respond to drug-seeking behaviors.
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This Is How Adult Children of Alcoholics Can Thrive

Adult children of alcoholics can't go back in time and force their caregivers to make the right choices, but they can seek treatment and advocate recovery.
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Suicide in America: Understanding the What and Why

If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.
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7 Tips to Help You Deal with an Alcoholic Spouse

Living with an alcoholic is traumatic. But when you know how to deal with your alcoholic spouse, life can become better. Here are 7 tips for coping when you have an alcoholic spouse.
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Recovery Durability: Addiction Recurrence Risk Lowers to General Population Levels in...

Individuals who engage in extended SUD recovery for an average of 5 years are statistically equal to being diagnosed with a substance use disorder compared to the average American.
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Rocketman: Reflections of an Addiction Professional

An addiction professional reflects on the addiction and recovery narrative of Elton John as portrayed in the hit movie Rocketman.
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Differences between Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors

The roles of Peer Specialists, Alumni Coordinators, and Sponsors are complementary and can improve outcomes in substance use disorder recovery.

The 10 Most Addictive Substances to Avoid

Opiates are only one of a number of substances that have very high rates of addiction. Here are the 10 most addictive substances that you should avoid.
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Substance Abuse & Comorbidity: What You Need to Know

When people are admitted to substance abuse treatment centers, they must be screened for other physical and mental conditions to get the best care.
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The Hidden Epidemic of Alcohol Abuse: It’s Time For Doctors to...

Alcohol abuse in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate without a corresponding increase in treatment. It's time for doctors to step up.