What is a Habit

What is a Habit (And Why Does it Matter)?

By Amanda Stevens, BS | June 20, 2020

The question of why people get addicted in general has been explored quite often – but the mechanism behind addiction is also important. The risk factors aside, there is a distinct reason why addiction develops the way it does, and it’s important for us to explore how the brain gets hooked on drugs – or,…

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the mind of an addict

The Mind of an Addict

By Amanda Stevens, BS | June 5, 2020

If you or someone you love develops an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to understand how addiction changes the mind and behavior. Addiction will negatively impact just about every aspect of life. For this reason, it’s important to learn more about addiction and seek recovery sooner than later. In this article, we’re taking…

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anyone can become addicted

Addiction Is Not Evil: Anyone Can Become Addicted

By Amanda Stevens, BS | May 10, 2020

Many people use drugs. Not many people become addicts. Potentially 40 percent of the country has tried an illicit drug. Yet only about 20 million Americans suffer under what is considered substance abuse. Clearly, the drugs aren’t completely at fault – instead, addiction is about more than just drugs, alcohol, or substances. The statistics show…

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Most Common Addiction Issues

Most Common Addiction Issues

By Amanda Stevens, BS | May 5, 2020

Substance abuse and addiction go hand-in-hand, but there are various issues you may experience if you develop an addiction. It’s important to understand these issues, as your understanding will help you along your journey to recovery. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the five most common addiction issues. Most Common Addiction Issues…

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The Link Between Depression and Addiction

By Amanda Stevens, BS | May 1, 2020

A dual diagnosis occurs when someone experiences a mental health condition and a substance abuse problem. If you suspect you have a mental health condition and addiction, you might be interested in exploring the various treatment programs available. In this article, we’re taking a close look at the link between depression and addiction. Depression And Addiction…

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tips for staying sober

6 Tips for Staying Sober

By Amanda Stevens, BS | April 25, 2020

If you’ve overcome a problem with addiction, you may find it difficult to avoid triggers and stay the course. You’re not alone. Staying sober is not an easy thing to accomplish, but it is possible. In this article, we’re sharing several tips for staying sober. Tips For Staying Sober Sobriety is good, but good things aren’t easy…

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spirituality in recovery

The Benefits of Spirituality in Recovery

By Amanda Stevens, BS | April 20, 2020

There’s a reason why so many people with addiction problems turn to spirituality in recovery. It’s a place of calm, self-development, and inspiration. In this article, we’re exploring the benefits of spirituality in recovery. Spirituality In Recovery While dealing with your addiction, you were unaware of yourself or anyone around you. Your drug – your…

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How to Prevent Relapse

How to Prevent Relapse (6 Helpful Habits)

By Amanda Stevens, BS | April 17, 2020

If you’re worried about experiencing a relapse while recovering from addiction, you may be interested in ways to prevent relapse and maintain the course on your recovery journey. In this article, we’re exploring how to prevent relapse and providing six helpful habits to try. How To Prevent Relapse You are an overcomer. You have achieved great…

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7 Myths About Addiction You Still Believe

By Amanda Stevens, BS | April 5, 2020

The negative impact of addiction is widely known. However, despite the latest research from mental health and therapy professionals, there are several serious misconceptions people still believe. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at 7 of the most common myths about addiction. 7 Myths About Addiction While the research and industry knowledge on addiction treatment…

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DBT for Addiction

DBT for Addiction (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

By Amanda Stevens, BS | April 1, 2020

DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) is a technique therapists often use to help people with certain mental conditions. While this technique was originally developed to encourage mental health improvement, it is also helpful when treating addiction. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at DBT for addiction. DBT For Addiction Addiction has a long history…

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