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Category: Addiction, Brain, Physiological, Recovery

Anyone who watched television in the 1980s remembers the commercial depicting an egg being cracked into a steaming hot frying pan accompanied by the dramatic voice-over, “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” While the commercial may have been both memorable and compelling, it also did little to enrich our…

Addiction and depression often go hand in hand. And in the LGBT community, incidences of these debilitating conditions rise even higher. Here’s a closer look at the dual dynamics of LGBT addiction and depression, along with treatment options aimed at helping LGBT individuals regain health and happiness. The Facts A recent report from the Substance…

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Category: Addiction, Recovery

Life is a series of chances to learn from the past in order to embrace a brighter future. For many addicts, however, letting go of past mistakes and reclaiming life through recovery can be easier said than done. Unfortunately, this can be an impediment to living well after recovery. Luckily, there are some things you can do…

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Category: Addiction, Brain, Physiological

Researchers continue to discover the many ways in which the brain and addictive behavior are interlinked. Understanding this connection can be a vital recovery tool for addicts as well as the people who love them. To that end, we’re debuting a three-part series on the brain and addictive behavior, starting with today’s blog: A closer look at…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Psychological

The term “disenfranchised” originally referred to people “deprived of the right to vote or other rights of citizenship.” While this may refer to prisoners in its most formal sense, the term has also grown to encompass other groups, such as immigrants, minorities, the poor, the homeless and the elderly, many of whom have been “written…

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Category: Addiction, Brain, Physiological, Psychological

When it comes to understanding addiction’s complex nature, addressing the “What is it?” question is only part of the equation. A question that also yields invaluable insights: “What makes addicts differ from non-addicts?” Read on for a roundup of four ways substance abusers differ from the rest of us. 1. Addicts are more susceptible to addiction. Using drugs and alcohol is…

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Category: Abuse, Addiction, Psychological

Family members and friends of addicts are accustomed to addicts lying to them. What they may fail to realize is that addicts are lying to themselves, as well. Understanding how the mindset of an addict can impede his/her own recovery is an important step in getting them the help they need to recover. If you’ve…