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Dealing With Anxiety During A Pandemic

With the current pandemic spreading around the world, it’s not surprising that a lot of people are more anxious than they used to be. Rates of anxiety and depression generally rise during times of crisis, mostly because people aren’t sure what’s going to happen next or how their lives might be changed or affected. Learning […]

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Importance of Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

Substance abuse disorders and mental illnesses are difficult enough to deal with on their own.  But sometimes they occur simultaneously. This condition is known as a “dual diagnosis disorder.” Coping with both conditions at the same time poses twice the level of difficulty and highlights the importance of dual diagnosis treatment. The protocols for treating

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Signs of Depression

Depression is among the nation’s most common mental illnesses. It is a widespread and serious condition that, in many instances, requires medical treatment — either counseling, medication, or both. Depression can also exist concurrently with substance abuse disorders, requiring an even more comprehensive form of treatment. But what are the signs of depression? The signs

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Benefiting from Individualized Care

Millions of people enter drug and alcohol rehab each year. But treatment today is far more complicated than the “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” approach of yesterday. Substance abuse is a tricky disease that manifests itself differently in each individual. And we’re learning more every day about how patients are benefiting

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What is An Addiction Specialist?

Substance abuse turns your life upside down. You find yourself in a position where drugs or alcohol become the most important thing in your life. It causes problems with work, health, and relationships. If you’ve been considering treatment, you might be asking, “What is an addiction specialist?” Addiction specialists apply their expertise through hospitals, doctor’s

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