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Mental Illness and Addiction: Exploring the Connection

More and more experts are seeing a lot of overlap between the conditions. In fact, about 9.2 million people in the United States struggle with mental health and addiction, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Unfortunately, despite the growing prevalence of these co-occurring disorders (also known as dual diagnosis or co-morbid…

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What Is Alcohol Dementia?

When someone drinks alcohol excessively, it can lead to issues like alcohol dementia. Over time, alcohol consumption can lead to mental and physical damage. Alcohol-induced dementia is a kind of cognitive decline that will eventually make normal life impossible. Once this condition takes hold, it is impossible to reverse the damage. Does Alcohol Dementia Exist?…

the connection between cannabis use and alcohol problems

Cannabis Use & Alcohol Problems: New Study Finds Connection

As marijuana continues to find legal and social acceptance throughout the nation, researchers are trying to determine the potential public health consequences. A new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has yielded evidence that there is a significant link between cannabis use and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Cannabis Increases…

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Tips To Keep Your Holiday Eating In Balance

If you are a young adult in recovery from disordered eating, you may be wary of the approaching holiday celebrations. How will you be able to face the abundance of food and drink? How will you cope with the scrutiny of concerned relatives? How will you resist slipping back into unhealthy behaviors? Use These 5…

family history guide to treatment and why you need it

Is Your Family History A Guide To Treatment?

One size does not fit all when it comes to alcohol and addiction treatment. You are an individual, and the treatment model that works for you will be based on your unique characteristics and experiences. Addiction counselors and clinicians are learning; however, that a look into your family history can provide valuable clues to the…

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Think Twice Before Lighting Up During Rehab

For young people working their way through addiction treatment, a smoking habit may seem like the “lesser of evils.” Not so. In addition to cancer and disease risk associated with cigarettes, a recent study now shows that smoking actually increases the risk for relapse among recovering alcoholics. “Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our…

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Drug Addiction And Its Very Real Medical Consequences

Parents and guardians who seek drug and alcohol treatment in North Carolina often do so out of an awareness of the consequences of addiction that go beyond the spiritual or an inability to get on with day-to-day life. Drug addiction has long been associated with various medical issues, ranging from stroke, cancer and mental disorders…