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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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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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Discovering Signs of Opioid Dependence: What Now?

If you’ve had an injury or surgery, you may have taken opioids to manage pain. But you may be surprised what happens as you heal. It may only take a short period of misuse before it becomes opioid dependence. You may not realize how much you’ve relied on opioids until you try to stop taking …

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Understanding Addiction with Family Therapy

Understanding Addiction Treatment with Family Therapy

If your loved one is living with addiction, it can be hard to wrap your head around their behavior. You may see the way it affects your life and realize you’re struggling to cope, too. If it’s time for addiction treatment, why is family therapy important? Family therapy can help your loved one get more out …

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CBT Plays Large Role in Substance Abuse Treatment

When you finally take that brave, bold step toward substance abuse treatment and recovery, you want to know you’re walking in the right direction. Who wouldn’t? When you enter treatment for addiction, you’re giving your time and effort as an investment. And we’re right there with you in saying we hope it’s an investment that offers …

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What is Illness Management and Recovery

What is Illness Management and Recovery?

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is a program that teaches coping and self-management skills. This program helps people with serious mental health conditions. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. It’s new to behavioral health, and most of the public isn’t aware yet either.  IMR is backed by research and is part of many …

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Overcoming Addiction: Age is just a number

We’ll get straight to the point: do not let your age stop you from getting addiction treatment! We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself a time or two. Thankfully, like plenty of other crabby-clichés, just because we’ve all heard it before doesn’t make it …

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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

When someone is struggling with an addiction, it is not uncommon to hear the term, polysubstance abuse. That could also lead you to wonder, “what is polysubstance abuse?” When an individual is using and abusing more than one substance, polysubstance abuse is the definition of that disorder. Those who are suffering from addiction to more …

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The Dangers of Mixing Benzos and Alcohol

When you need treatment for an anxiety-related condition, that is when you might receive a prescription for benzodiazepines (benzos). Like many other medications, there is documentation that you receive regarding the dangers of mixing benzos with alcohol. Due to the interactions between benzos and alcohol, those who mix the two could face severe health risks. …

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Understanding the Dangers of Mixing Substances

Many understand that mixing drugs and alcohol is not a good idea. However, some are not aware of the dangers of mixing substances. There are several reasons why people mix substances, but doing so could lead to using higher dosages or a more frequent dose than what the prescription recommends. Some people might use prescription …

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