The Dangers of Wine Mom Culture

The phrase “wine mom culture” might seem humorous, but it is no laughing matter. These playful references normalize the alcohol abuse and dependency affecting many American mothers. Catchphrases like, “I wine because my kinds whine,” or “Mommy juice” trivialize the genuine dangers of wine mom culture. These phrases are emblazoned on coffee mugs, tote bags, …

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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Substance abuse presents enormous challenges. The cycle of addiction can be difficult to break and requires the individual to put a lot of effort into getting clean. In many cases, mental illness can make recovery much more difficult and may result in additional challenges. When a person has both substance abuse and a mental illness, …

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How Long is Residential Addiction Treatment?

How long is residential addiction treatment? Once you enter a residential addiction treatment center, the length of your stay depends on several factors, such as the severity of your addiction and if you have any co-occurring mental health concerns. Your stay will also depend on whether you choose a partial hospitalization program or long-term rehab.Addiction …

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Dangers of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is characterized by a pattern of harmful use of any substance. This can include alcohol, drugs, and even some legal substances. People who abuse substances often do so because they feel that they need the substance to cope with things like mental health concerns or past trauma, or because long-term use of the …

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Like?

What is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) like? CBT is a type of therapy that helps people change their thoughts and behaviors in order to improve their mental health. CBT can be used to treat a wide variety of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.CBT is usually conducted in sessions with a trained …

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Coping with Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be some of the most difficult to get through if you’ve been using an opioid-based drug for a long time. Common symptoms include anxiety, muscle pain, sweating, aching, insomnia, or fatigue. Coping with opioid withdrawal is possible with professional help at an opioid detox center in Texas.However, if you are going …

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Addiction can not only impact your cognition, judgment, and relationships, but it can also aggravate and cause mental health disorders. Worse still, you can develop a co-occurring condition that requires dual diagnosis treatment. But what is a dual diagnosis and how common is it?More than 30 million Americans ages 12 and older use illicit drugs …

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Unresolved Grief and Substance Abuse Are Connected

If you’ve found your way here to this article, the odds are that you’re in a tough place right now. No matter if it’s with unresolved grief or substance abuse, you are not alone. Maybe you, or a loved one, are overwhelmed with grief. So overwhelmed that you find yourself coping with a glass of wine, …

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You Have Anxiety and Substance Use Is Making It Worse

Spend just a little bit of time with the realities of our world today and, if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself brimming with tension. It may your anxiety skyrocket. And it may make you want to turn to substance use. I’m talking about the tension between yourself and another person, the weight of important decisions, …

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Learning From the 12-Step Treatment Approach

When we hear about someone “working the 12 steps,” our minds go to recovery. After all, the 12-step treatment approach was developed to help people all over the world reach sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. You may have a close friend or loved one progressing through the 12-step treatment approach right now. If so, you probably know …

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