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end-stage alcoholic

5 Ways to Deal with an End-Stage Alcoholic in Your Family

Even though final stage alcoholism is deadly, there is still hope for those willing to quit drinking. The consequences of alcoholism fall not only on the alcoholic but on the entire family. One needs patience, self-love, kindness, dedication, and a […]

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alcoholism

10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking – Part 2

This is Part Two of Our Series on 10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking Alcohol.
4. Create a Recovery Plan Together
If you have successfully made the person see the effect of drinking on their life, and they accepted […]

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alcohol abuse

10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking Alcohol – Part 1

This is Part One of our series on 10 Ways to Get Your Loved One to Stop Drinking Alcohol. 
Getting a loved one to stop drinking alcohol is not easy. People that abuse alcohol, get emotionally attached to it. And your negative […]

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life after rehab

Life After Drug Addiction – How to Get Back to Normal

The most difficult thing after recovering from a drug addiction is living with the fear of relapse. Having control over your life is ready hard enough without the burden of addiction. Unfortunately, it might get even harder as the years pass. […]

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An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most popular psychotherapy treatment (talk therapy) that uses different methods (cognitive and behavioral) to help people struggling with mental health problems, and/or alcohol and drug abuse. The goal of CBT is to identify negative behaviors […]

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behavioral health

Everything You Need to Know About Behavioral Health

If you search for the term “behavioral health” online, you’ll find several articles that explain the difference between behavioral and mental health. In the past, these two terms were used interchangeably. However, over the last few years, people started to […]

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mental health

How Addiction Affects Your Mental Health

With a substantial increase of depression in youths, the U.S. is facing an alarming situation with co-occurring mental health issues and substance use disorders among teens and adults.
According to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), more than half of people who […]

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control freak (OCPD)

Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

This is the ninth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is a Cluster C personality disorder (in the group of anxious PD, together with avoidant and dependent personality disorders) that is characterized with a long-term pattern of […]

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Paranoid personality disorder

Dual Diagnosis – Recognizing the Signs of Paranoid Personality Disorder

This is the seventh article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD) characterizes a pattern of hostility, suspiciousness, and general distrust of others. People with PPD constantly fear that others want to hurt or take advantage of them. […]

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antisocial and narcissistic personality disorder

Narcissistic vs Antisocial Personality Disorder

This is the sixth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Narcissistic personality disorder, Borderline PD, Antisocial PD, and Histrionic PD are part of “Cluster B” – one of the three “clusters” among the ten personality disorders. Cluster B personality disorders are […]

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