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12.24.2020

The Correlation Between Anxiety and Addiction

The United States is no stranger to mental illness, as about 1 in 5 American adults have one.  Anxiety, in particular, is the most common mental illness, with 40 million adults affected. On top of that, more than 21 million people in the country have an addiction, and many of those people have a co-occurring […]

Drug Seeking Behavior
12.18.2020

Signs of Drug Seeking Behavior

More than 15 million Americans are addicted to drugs, with many of them addicted to prescription drugs. Commonly prescribed medications like Xanax, Oxycodone, Klonopin, Fentanyl, and Adderall are some of the most highly sought-after medications in the country. While these medications can be more beneficial than dangerous when used as directed and under the supervision […]

addiction in marriage
12.04.2020

How to Handle Addiction in Your Marriage

The disease of addiction is insidious and pervasive. It is designed to do anything and everything to destroy both the individual directly affected and anyone remotely connected to it. When addiction is occurring within your marriage, you know this to be true.  Watching your spouse battle drug or alcohol addiction can create a complex blend […]

Signs of Codependency
11.27.2020

Signs of Codependency

Codependency occurs when a person sacrifices their own needs and general wellbeing for someone other than themselves. They gather their sense of self and purpose from the opinions and behaviors of those around them rather than from within. In relation to addiction, people who are in relationships where one or more members are codependent are […]

CBT and DBT
11.20.2020

What are the Differences Between CBT and DBT?

Research has proven that the most effective way to treat the disease of addiction is through a combination of therapy and medication. In nearly all levels of addiction treatment, ranging from residential treatment to outpatient treatment, behavioral therapies serve as a crux of recovery. Of the most renowned behavioral therapies for the treatment of addiction […]

Alcohol Poisoning
11.13.2020

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there are 2,200 alcohol poisoning deaths per year, or six deaths per day. Thousands more suffer alcohol poisoning but receive treatment quickly enough to prevent death.  What is Alcohol Poisoning? When alcohol is consumed, it alters the function of the mind and the body. The […]

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11.06.2020

What Happens When You Baker Act Someone?

Mental illness is one of the biggest topics of conversation in America today. More people than ever before are sharing their stories about living with mental illness in an effort to normalize what was once viewed as being taboo and shameful. This awareness does not change the amount of people who are grappling with the […]

How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Child
10.30.2020

How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Child’s Addiction

Parents all over the country can understand how any type of threat to their children can produce that stomach-dropping, heart-pounding physical response. For parents with children addicted to drugs and alcohol, that threat occurs on a daily basis, as does that uneasy feeling. Unfortunately, that feeling doesn’t just disappear once children become adults, as parents […]

Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to Rehab?
10.23.2020

Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to Rehab?

There are millions of people grappling with untreated substance use disorder who simply cannot gain or maintain employment because of their disease, however that is not the case for everyone faced with active addiction. It is a common misconception that having an addiction to drugs or alcohol means that a person cannot possibly work or […]

Family Roles in Addiction
10.16.2020

How to Identify Family Roles in Addiction

Addiction is an extremely painful disease to have. Those who struggle with it often face the internal battle of wanting to stop but being afraid to. From anxiety and stress to loneliness and anger, the emotions that come along with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be crippling.  But the addict or alcoholic is […]