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Resources

Resources can be found here that can help you get the treatment you deserve, stay engaged and be inspired throughout the lifelong process of recovery.

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?
2 years ago

Are You a Functioning Alcoholic?

More than 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives, and few have received treatment, according to the National Institute of …
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Seeking Treatment Is a Sign of Strength
2 years ago

Seeking Treatment Is a Sign of Strength

The First Lady recently spoke at the launch of the Campaign to Change Direction, “a nation-wide effort to raise awareness around mental health in America.” This effort, sponsored in part …
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Identifying Cognitive Distortions
2 years ago

Identifying Cognitive Distortions

Cognitive distortions are distorted thinking patterns that cause negative feelings, which in turn can worsen an addiction. How we look at events or situations plays a significant role in how we …
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5 Types of Addiction That Aren’t Drugs or Alcohol
2 years ago

5 Types of Addiction That Aren’t Drugs or Alcohol

By  • Food, Resources, Sex

The progressive disease of addiction affects millions of Americans, and its’ devastating impacts go beyond the life of the addict. Addiction affects the family and loved ones of the addict as …
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What Is Relapse?
2 years ago

What Is Relapse?

Relapse is a cardinal feature of addiction, and one of the most painful. Most people who struggle with addiction will have one or more relapses – the return to drug use …
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7 Myths About Addiction
2 years ago

7 Myths About Addiction

Since so much of our scientific understanding of addiction is relatively new, and since so much about drug and alcohol use is tied up in belief systems, it’s not surprising …
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Why Some Become Addicts
2 years ago

Why Some Become Addicts

For decades, researchers have been struggling to identify the biological and environmental risk factors that can lead to addiction to alcohol and other drugs. These factors form a complex mélange …
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Addiction: A Disorder Of Knowing
2 years ago

Addiction: A Disorder Of Knowing

By  • News, Resources

The nature of addiction is complex and comes in many varieties. We can be addicted to substances, like heroin, or coffee, or even food, and we can be addicted to activities, …
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This May Help Teenagers Dealing with Addiction
2 years ago

This May Help Teenagers Dealing with Addiction

At a recent school event, a mother asked me how she could help her son who had begun drinking and taking drugs. “There must be something I can say that …
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A Guide to Overcoming the Digital Distraction Habit
2 years ago

A Guide to Overcoming the Digital Distraction Habit

Digital distractions plague all of us to varying extents. From smartphones to email to videogames to Facebook, this guide is for people who have trouble fighting off the temptations and distractions of the …
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