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Category Archives: Addiction Information

The most useful information on every type of addiction. Everything you need to know, including, treatment centers, therapy approaches, and types of addiction. Tips on relapse prevention and dealing with addiction and sobriety.

Understanding Slips vs. Relapse

In addiction recovery, there are always going to be bumps in the road. There is a great probability that individuals battling addiction will use alcohol or drugs again, even after treatment. When people do return to their life-threatening habits, the […]

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Heroin Withdrawal: Symptoms and Treatment

Addiction to heroin can be fatal and life-threatening. According to a research in 2014, roughly half a million Americans had a heroin-related substance abuse disorder and nearly 23% of those you have used heroin developed an addiction. In addition, 40% […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Sober Living Homes

Sober living houses are structured living environments for individuals attempting to sustain from alcohol and drug abuse. They are a safe and supportive place for recovering addicts to live during recovery. Most of the patients have completed a rehabilitation program […]

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Dual Diagnosis – The Connection Between Addiction and Schizophrenia

This is the fourth article in our series on Dual Diagnosis.
Schizophrenia is a complicated, severe psychiatric disorder often associated with psychotic episodes, persistent delusions, wild behavior, and hallucinations. Other symptoms include bizarre distortions of reality, an absence of emotions and disorganized speech. Simply […]

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Dual Diagnosis: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

This is the third article in our series on Dual Diagnosis.
Through history, many great literature pieces have been written under the shadow of the author’s addiction or mental condition. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of The Rings was an […]

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Self-Harm: Statistics, Signs, Causes and Treatment

Self-harm, as a behavior, can be a way of coping with problems. It is defined as a deliberate injury to the body that causes pain, bruising, or bleeding without any suicidal intent. The addiction occurs when the body becomes tolerant […]

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Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a serious mental illness characterized by severe shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior. These extreme mood swings include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
When an individual becomes depressed, they feel sad, […]

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Sex Addiction: Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Sex addiction, or sometimes called hyper-sexuality, hypersexual disorder, or nymphomania, is an obsession with sexual thoughts, urges, or behaviors. This obsession, in the majority of cases, can cause distress and negatively affect all parts of life, including health, job, and […]

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Dual Diagnosis – The Connection Between Addiction and Depression

This is the second article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Sarah is a thirty-five year old mother of two. She works as a nurse at the local hospital. Her husband,Mark is a teacher. Sarah and Mark always support and care […]

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Dual Diagnosis – The Connection Between Addiction and Mental Illness

This is the first article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Referred to as dual diagnosis (or co-occurring disorders), the combination of addiction and mental illnesses is one of the most commonly occuring conditions. Under the term of dual diagnosis are […]

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