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Why Seek Professional Help for Alcohol Addiction?

Some people choose to work through their problems with alcohol abuse by themselves. This is not recommended because self-treatment is more likely to end in relapse. Working with a professional can greatly improve a negative situation at home and help your family prepare a long-term plan to prevent relapse later.

Medical Marijuana: What Is CBD and How Is It Different Than...

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the psychological effects and the “high” associated with ingesting marijuana. Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn't have psychoactive properties but has shown promising medical applications of its own. There are multiple benefits associated with using each of these compounds
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Why Some People Struggle with Addiction and Some Do Not

No one factor is the 'cause' of addiction. There are multiple culprits, all complex and complicated. They are biological, psychological, & social in nature. The 'cure' for addiction must be equivalent in complexity & holistic to tackle all three dimensions. Anything less will result in poor outcomes & more suffering.
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Financial Preparedness in the Face of Opioid Addiction

Most people don't plan on having a loved one fall victim to addiction but the sad reality is that it happens and, in West Virginia, it happens quite regularly. Here's what families may have to do financially to adapt if their family is impacted by the opioid crisis, based on my experience being a wealth manager in West Virginia, the #1 opioid state.
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There’s More to St. Patrick’s Day Than Drinking

If you're an alcoholic like I am, there really is no question—you drink, you always drink. That's what alcoholics do, we drink, St. Patrick’s Day or not.
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

People with anxiety and depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms, but this can lead to addiction and can cause alterations in the brain that lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss, anxiety, depression and a whole host of other mental health issues.
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The High Price of Being Constantly Plugged In

How constant connectivity negatively impacts teens' mental health and what you can do about it.

The VA’s Contradictory Stance on Medical Marijuana

Military veterans are still unable to be referred to state medical marijuana programs by VA physicians due to a federal prohibition. 
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Methadone and Suboxone For Heroin Recovery

Medication Assisted Treatment programs for opioid-addicted incarcerated individuals increase reporting for post-release treatment and lower recidivism and relapse rates.
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Repurposing Cancer Drugs to Combat Opioid Dependency

Finding effective and safer alternatives to pain management is essential in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
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10 Ways to Drink Less and Be Merry During the Holidays

If you're trying to cut down on your drinking, the triggering effects of this festive time of year may be challenging. Here are strategies to that will help.
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The Science of Mind-Body Therapy for Pain

Research shows that a mind-body approach to chronic pain can result in a decrease in pain similar to what one might find with opioids.