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Grief and Addiction
Grief’s Long Reach: Understanding the Relationship Between Grief and Addiction
Addiction is a disease that preys upon our vulnerabilities and is often born of and feeds on pain. There are few times in life when we are more vulnerable, when
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Control Freak: The Relationship Between Locus of Control and Addiction
When you’re facing an addiction, it can quickly start to feel as if your life is spinning out of control. There’s a reason, after all, that we often describe the
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Personality Disorders and Addiction
The Many-Headed Monster: Understanding the Connection Between Personality Disorders and Addiction
William Shakespeare once famously wrote, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” Though the Bard might not have had the disease of addiction in mind when
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Fight the System! Addiction and the Family Systems Model
The illustrious British poet, John Donne, once wrote that no man is an island and, as it turns out, no woman is an island either. We are all both the
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Cracking the Code on Kratom: Why Nature’s Opioid Isn’t as Harmless as It Seems
For millennia, humans have looked to the healing bounty of the earth to ease their pain, soothe their anxieties, and in general suffuse them with a sense of peace and
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Discussing Substance Use Disorder with Your Child
“The Talk” – Discussing Substance Use Disorder with Your Child
Difficult conversations are part and parcel of your recovery when you’re experiencing substance use disorder (SUD). Sooner or later, you’re going to need to get real with your family, your
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Danger Ahead: Recognizing the Warning Signs of a Relapse
You did it. You made the most difficult decision of your life and you followed through. Through all the forgotten promises, all the failed attempts, all the excuses and rationalizations,
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Trauma and addiction
Time Is (Not) the Ultimate Healer: Exploring the Connection Between Trauma and Addiction
Addiction is often as mysterious an enemy as it is a ruthless one. For far too long, those experiencing dependency were stigmatized as lacking in willpower, desire, or strength of
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Sick at Heart: Understanding the Disease Model of Addiction
Substance use disorder (SUD) is an inherently opportunistic condition. It seizes every chance to ravage and destroy, to poison relationships and self-worth even as it poisons the body. For far
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Yoga in recovery
Mind, Body, and Spirit: The Unexpected Benefits of Yoga in Recovery
The path to addiction recovery never truly ends. That is, perhaps, one of the most significant reasons why relapse rates are so high for those suffering from substance use disorder
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A Perfect Fit? How to Choose a Rehab That’s Right For You
Resolving to get sober is perhaps the most important decision you will ever make. Choosing how you will make that commitment a reality is just as important. No two people,
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Friend or Foe? The Risks of Gabapentin for Those in Recovery
The road to addiction recovery is a long and difficult one. After all, dependency is often as much a physiological condition as it is a behavioral and psychological one. That
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