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How To Cope With Isolation During Quarantine

Since early March, communities across the United States have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many people have gotten sick, many more have found themselves in the midst of a “new normal,” working from home and social distancing as much as possible. Though these strategies work to help curb the spread of the virus,…

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Employing Spiritual Recovery from Addiction

Far too often, we think of addiction as little more than a brain disease. Although it’s true that this most certainly meets the clinical definition, it doesn’t cover the whole problem. Substance abuse affects the whole person including your health, emotions, mental state, and spirituality. For this reason, it’s vital not to overlook spiritual recovery…

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Physical and Psychological Drug Withdrawal

It’s a common misconception that all drug withdrawal is the same. In fact, did you know that there are physical and psychological addictions? Each requires its own set of treatments for a lasting recovery. Drug Withdrawal Associated with a Physical Addiction Most everyone can relate to the physical withdrawal symptoms of caffeine. Whether you drink…

Trauma Therapy

Millions of people struggle with unresolved trauma, which leads to various issues in their lives. Some of them grapple with depression and anxiety, while others turn to drug and alcohol abuse. Many people end up dealing with a combination of problems, including mental health disorders and addiction. If you’ve been unable to move past some…

Behavioral Disorders

People who struggle with addiction don’t purposely set out trying to develop it. Even though they may make choices that eventually lead to drug and alcohol dependency, they’re no longer in control by the time addiction takes over their lives. Often, underlying mental health or behavioral disorders contribute to the development of an addiction. Unless…

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Marijuana and Education

Because of the many higher-level drugs, there is a false belief that cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot) is the least harmful. Although it may not be as overtly obvious, in reality, marijuana abuse ruins lives. Using marijuana and education settings, in particular, do not mix. The former pulls dreams downward, while the latter lifts them upward.…

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Signs of Codependency

Codependency and drug addiction are closely related. In a codependent relationship, the addict or manipulator depends on an enabler. The enabler is codependent and compromises their intrinsic values and time. As a result, they put their own needs last. They believe it keeps everything quiet. However, it does the opposite. Without addressing underlying issues in…

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DBT vs. CBT

Two popular and effective forms of talk therapy are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). To understand these addiction treatment programs, compare DBT vs. CBT. Each form of therapy addresses the specific mental health needs of a person based on their diagnosis. In DBT vs. CBT, there are differences and similarities. The…