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co-occurring disorders

How Depression Impacts Alcohol Abuse

Even though alcohol is a known central nervous system depressant,  it is also one of the most widely used recreational drugs. The correlation between depression and alcohol use is long-studied, and treating the two issues

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a young person wearing a hoodie appears distraught and struggling with opiate abuse
opiate abuse

Importance of Treating Opiate Abuse

Addiction is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans each year. Like any disease, it can happen to anyone and is never a choice. Prescription drug addiction, in particular, is often misunderstood because prescriptions

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an adult man is in a public restroom looking at his reflection in a mirror wondering if he is showing signs of a relapse
maintaining sobriety

Recognizing the Signs of a Relapse

Addiction recovery is a nonlinear and lifelong process. Even the most diligent recovery work can give way to relapse. With the right support network and relapse prevention plan, the odds of experiencing the pain of

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two women sit together and are talking about the signs of benzo abuse
prescription drug abuse

Common Signs of Benzo Abuse

Addiction is a condition, not a choice. Many people are predisposed to addiction, and like any condition, its onset can be triggered by physical trauma or, in this case, a prescription. Prescription drug addiction is

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two men looking concerned while having a serious discussion about outpatient treatment for addiction
benefits of outpatient treatment

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Addiction

For many people, entering a residential treatment program for addiction is unrealistic. They may have caregiving responsibilities, a job to maintain, or other reasons that make long-term, live-in programs less than ideal. However, an intensive

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a woman consoles an upset man trying to cope with living with an alcoholic
alcohol use disorder

Living with an Alcoholic

The complex plight faced by people who love and live with alcoholics is often overlooked. Those who have to coexist with a person who suffers from alcohol use disorder don’t have the luxury of distance

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Person abusing kratom and alcohol
kratom abuse

Dangers of Mixing Kratom and Alcohol

Just because kratom is natural doesn’t mean that it’s perfectly safe. Kratom consumption can become dangerous, especially when mixed with alcohol. In extreme cases, a person can even risk death by combining the two substances.

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an assortment of opioid pill bottles, one with its contents spilled out
commonly abused opioids

Commonly Abused Opioids

Opioids are a class of drugs that include poppy-derived opiates and lab-synthesized opioids. They all interact with the brain in the same way, though they may differ in how they are acquired and taken and

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