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Category: Substance Abuse

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Dual Diagnosis Explained for Families

Dual diagnosis is a term that many families may have heard but don’t fully understand. Put simply, dual diagnosis refers to the co-occurrence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder in the same individual. As a LCDC, I can assure you that dual diagnoses are fairly common and understanding the nature of the diagnosis is the first step for families seeking help for their loved ones.

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Navigating a Path through Prescription Drug Abuse

As COO of a treatment center, I’ve experienced the complex issue of prescription drug abuse firsthand. This crisis has influenced my career, motivating me to create effective strategies for fighting this epidemic. Here, I share valuable insights into long-term recovery and relapse prevention.

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Understanding the Link Between Opioid Use and Mental Health Disorders

Mental health, often misunderstood or overlooked, shapes every facet of our lives. It encompasses our emotional, mental, and social health, affecting our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Opioid use disorder, on the other hand, is a medical condition marked by a troubling cycle of opioid consumption that leads to significant impairment

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Understanding Wet Brain Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Understanding Wet Brain Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Wet Brain Syndrome, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is a debilitating neurological disorder resulting from long-term alcohol abuse and thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency. This article aims to comprehensively understand Wet Brain Syndrome, exploring its causes, symptoms, and available treatment options. By shedding light on this complex condition, we can enhance

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The Mental Effects of Alcoholism

The Mental Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism, a chronic and often progressive illness marked by a persistent pattern of excessive and compulsive alcohol consumption, poses a profound and multifaceted toll on an individual’s mental health. A 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 29.5 million individuals aged 12 and upwards experienced Alcohol

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Alcoholics Anonymous Unmanageability List

The first step of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.” Unmanageable is only printed once in the first 164 pages of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, which in the first step. It’s left many people to interpret what

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4 Reasons Alcoholism Could Run in Families

4 Reasons Alcoholism Could Run in Families

Whether you have been personally impacted by alcoholism and alcohol use disorder or not, you may have noticed that the misuse and overuse of this legal but highly dangerous drug tend to run in families.  Maybe you grew up in an alcoholic household and you are concerned about your own

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