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What Is an Intimacy Disorder and Do I Have One?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Intimacy involves being close to others, especially when you are engaging in a romantic relationship with someone. Fear of being close to others results in a fear of intimacy. An intimacy disorder describes an individual that… Read More


Methamphetamine Use on the Rise

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that methamphetamine use is rising, with nearly 1 million Americans hooked on this life-changing drug. Between the years 2015 and 2018, over half of the 1.6… Read More


You Aren’t in It Alone

Monday, July 27th, 2020

When someone suffers from addiction, they often feel isolated from the world around them. Whether they believe that nobody else could understand their situation, or they simply don’t want others to get too close, the result… Read More


Get to Bed! The Importance of Sleep in Recovery

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

There are already many things we must balance when going through addiction recovery, including highly-scheduled days filled with stress and vulnerability that can all be very exhausting. Getting a good night of sleep can provide a… Read More


Reclaiming Your Identity

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Addiction can often feel like it takes over a person’s life and identity. Alcohol and drugs begin to seep their way into all facets of that person’s life, both professionally and personally. A large part of… Read More


New Treatment Approaches for Internet and Gaming Addiction

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

As technology advances, video games have advanced right along with it. Unfortunately, these technological leaps have also led to a new world of addiction — internet and gaming addiction. It’s one thing to enjoy video games…. Read More


How to Prepare for the Threat of a Relapse

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

There’s a reason that the addiction recovery process is said to continue far beyond any scheduled treatment appointments or programs. Even when someone has completed inpatient treatment, urges and temptations will present themselves in daily life… Read More


Excessive Drinking Negatively Affects the U.S. Economy

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

In 2010 alone, the cost of extreme alcohol use in the United States increased to about a quarter trillion dollars. Employing effective community-based interventions may lessen excessive drinking and its costs. Excessive alcohol use kills almost… Read More


Women May Perceive Their Drinking Habits as Socially Acceptable Even at High-Risk Levels, Yet Still Have to Deal with Societal Stigma

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Research finds that despite the possible health risks of exceeding the guidelines of drinking, many young and middle-aged women who consume high levels of alcohol perceive their drinking behaviors as normal or acceptable—as long as they… Read More


Accountability and Addiction: Several Ways to Foster Accountability While in Recovery

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Accountability is accepting responsibility for one’s actions. In the case of individuals suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs), accountability is a significant value to cultivate to maintain sobriety. Accountability leads one to make wise and responsible… Read More


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