Co-Occurring Disorders – What Does It Mean?

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“Co-Occurring” (or co-morbid) Disorder refers to a person experiencing more than one behavioral health problem at the same time. Most often, this term refers to a substance use disorder occurring along with another type of behavioral health problem. At times, it can refer to a medical condition with emotional…

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Incorporating Fitness Into Addiction Treatment

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It’s easy to say that many who have abused alcohol and drugs in the long term have neglected the important components of emotional, spiritual, and physical health. When one seeks help for their addiction, it is imperative that the psychological and physical damage is restored back into a balanced and…

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How to Quit Oxycodone Safely

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Around one fifth of Americans, 12 years of age and older, have abused prescription painkillers like Oxycodone in order to get high. Oxycodone, also known under the brand names Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and Oxecta, is one of the most commonly prescribed opiates for moderate to severe pain– and, somewhat…

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Is Drug and Alcohol Addiction Genetic?

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When some people try alcohol or drugs for the first time, it starts a cycle of addiction that can last many years, and in some cases, a lifetime. For other people, trying alcohol and drugs may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience– that is, they try the substance once in…

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is seven days of a national health observance created for teens that promotes local events that use science from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to shatter the many myths surrounding drug and alcohol abuse. The Internet, social media, TV, movies, music and…

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Addiction Relapse Prevention Strategies

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A relapse back into using drugs or alcohol, even after completing an addiction treatment program, does not mean that treatment failed or even that a return to an intensive treatment program is completely necessary. However, a relapse does signify that a return to some form of substance abuse…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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Dual diagnosis treatment is actually a relatively new, though very effective, innovation in addiction recovery. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that people who experienced mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression and delusional behavior were treated separately and differently from those who sought addiction treatment only for drug and alcohol…

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Tips to Staying Sober During the Holidays

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The holiday season can be a joyful time, but for those who are in sobriety, it can also seem more like a minefield of danger, from booze-y holiday parties to the painful moments of nostalgia. High expectations, financial stress, over-committing and exhaustion can lead to intense emotions, mood…

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