World Hepatitis Day: A Global Call to Action

In honor of World Hepatitis Day (July 28), we come together to discuss the global issue of hepatitis and its impact on millions of lives. In this article, we will explore the newest developments in prevention, treatment, and awareness efforts while also considering the challenges we face in our mission to eliminate this silent but […]

Understanding Why People Leave Treatment Early

The fact is that many people who find themselves in treatment for substance abuse find themselves leaving treatment early. Have you ever heard the saying, “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, it became a butterfly?” This quote is often used to illustrate the beauty of transformation. However, what would happen if the […]

Anger Management in Recovery: An Essential Guide

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Wondering about anger management in recovery? If you’ve ever walked the path of recovery from substance abuse, you’re familiar with its rigorous, challenging nature. An often overlooked, yet critical element of this journey, is learning to regulate your emotions, especially anger. Even though anger is a normal human reaction, unchecked anger can wreak havoc on […]

The Highs and Lows of Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

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Bipolar disorder and addiction often intersect, forming a complex condition known as dual diagnosis. This intricate interplay can amplify challenges, deepening the highs and lows experienced by those dealing with these disorders. In this article, we delve into the complexities of bipolar disorder intertwined with addiction, aiming to provide a clear understanding and effective strategies […]

Can Marijuana Cause Schizophrenia?

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Can marijuana cause schizophrenia? It’s a question that some have asked themselves after experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia after marijuana use. And well, sometimes, and for some people, the smoke isn’t as harmless as it seems. This enigmatic relationship between marijuana nad schizophrenia has been hotly debated in medical and scientific communities, with compelling evidence on […]

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

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In the vast and often perplexing world of mental health, two conditions often intertwine, each amplifying the other’s intensity like a volatile crescendo: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Addiction. This deadly tango, etched deep within the psyche, creates a complex labyrinth that affects millions globally. As we peel back the layers of these closely connected […]

PTSD and Addiction

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June is recognized as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Frequently, the comprehensive understanding and acknowledgment of PTSD are inadequately represented in societal discourse. As two of the most pressing mental health issues many worldwide faces, they often occur together, creating many challenges for individuals and healthcare professionals. This article will explore the interconnected nature […]

Mindset Shift: Changing Your Perspective About Drinking and Driving

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  Despite numerous campaigns and strict legal repercussions, drinking and driving continues to be a concerning issue worldwide. In order to tackle this problem effectively, it is essential to foster a collective mindset shift that challenges societal norms and personal beliefs about the acceptability of driving under the influence. In this article, we delve into […]

Trauma and Addiction Recovery

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Substance abuse and trauma are closely intertwined, with trauma often leading to substance use as a means of self-medication.  Substance abuse has been shown to both exacerbate the effects of trauma and create new traumas of its own. In this resource, I dive into the importance of addressing trauma in recovery. Searching for help with […]