Category: Addiction

The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

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Understanding the Relationship Between DBT and Addiction Treatment

Are you familiar with DBT? When Marsha Linehan created Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the 1980s, she said it was “made to make a life worth living.” A life worth living can mean something very different to many different types…

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How Does EMDR Therapy Help Treat Addiction?

Approximately 21.5 million Americans over the age of twelve currently struggle with some kind of substance abuse disorder. If you’re part of this group, you may feel like you’ve tried everything in your efforts to stay clean. If you haven’t…

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5 Signs of Painkiller Addiction

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 40% of all opioid deaths were from prescription drugs. Fighting a painkiller addiction is a very real and common problem for many people. One of the hardest things is knowing…

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Drugging, drinking, and grasping at straw

The real power drugs hold is how they make the user accept magical thinking as real In the 16th century, Sir Thomas More originated the idiom ‘grasping at straws’.  In actuality, the lawyer, philosopher, and Roman Catholic saint was referring…

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Alcohol: America’s elephant in the room

America’s myopic view on alcohol, its unanimous drug of choice, unravels all efforts to make healthcare affordable. The view creates drug crises, like the opioid one the country is mired in. It shortens life expectancy, smothers productivity, and snuffs out lives.…

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Addiction is a Vicious Lover

With beguiling eyes and sensuous words, addiction finds us in our most vulnerable moments. With promises of unlimited ecstasy and highs beyond what we have ever dreamed, addiction whispers of adoration and devotion, all the emotions we have ever dreamed of…..

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