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Half Measures People Try Before Treatment

We often like to try to fix things ourselves before calling a professional for help. We might try to repair a leaky sink or redo a squeaky wooden floor. When an individual is addicted to drugs or alcohol, though, attempting to fix it themselves...

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Can You Get Addicted to Inhalants? | Commonly Abused Inhalants

National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week is March 22-28. Understanding more about commonly abused inhalants can help prevent the negative effects of inhaling, that can sometimes be devastating. Many might ask whether you can get addicted to inhalants. These substances, often found in household...

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Facts About Meth Addiction | National Meth Awareness Day

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant. Known as meth, ice, blue, crystal, and speed, the use of methamphetamine can cause devastating results. National Meth Awareness Day is November 30, a time to gather more information, to truly understand the facts about meth addiction. National Meth...

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Texas Sees Intersection of Pandemic and Opioid Epidemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the country, so does the opioid epidemic. The pandemic has affected the use of drugs and alcohol, as more people are staying home and attempting to cope with isolation in a newly challenging world. The numbers are climbing...

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The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

It is not uncommon for mental health and substance use disorders to be linked. An individual experiencing depression, for example, may turn to medications in an effort to cope with the symptoms. That drug use can then turn into an addiction. Likewise, a person...

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What Does Acceptance Mean in Recovery?

Denial can have a strong pull, especially when you are addicted. You may make up excuses for your behavior or try to convince yourself (and others) that you don’t really have a problem. In addiction treatment, admitting and accepting your situation is a critical...

addiction, enabling, and codependency

Addiction, Enabling, and Codependency

When your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you naturally want to help them. However, there is a fine line between helping and enabling. The connection between addiction, enabling, and codependency can actually prove detrimental to you and to your loved one....

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The Impact of Addiction on Older Adults

Drug addiction and alcohol abuse are often seen as issues occurring mostly in young people. In fact, research has shown that most high school students have tried some form of alcohol or drugs. Young minds and bodies are not developed enough to fight off...

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