Addicted Minds

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Why Are People Alcoholics?

In recent years, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported shocking amounts of Americans living with some form of addiction to this drug. A 2005 survey reported 15.1 million adults (defined as over the age of 18, not…

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How Long Does Alcohol Recovery Take?

The health issues associated with alcoholism paint a bleak future for alcoholics. Chronic heavy drinking doesn’t just cause cirrhosis of the liver and seizures. It can also cause dementia, cardiovascular disease, and several forms of cancer. People considering recovery often…

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How to Stage an Intervention for Your Loved One

Addiction always has a way of affecting more people than the addict. Whether someone is hooked on alcohol, cigarettes, or hard drugs, their poor choices can lower the quality of life and overall happiness of those around them. It’s hard…

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What is Equine Therapy and Why Do Treatment Centers Use It?

For those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, they are certainly not alone. In fact, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that over 21 million American adults have struggled with substance abuse in a single year. It…

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A Smart Recovery: What Helps to Treat Addiction?

As over 23 million Americans deal with addiction or substance abuse issues, there as many ways to treat addiction as there are reasons for becoming addicted. Even if you have a strong network, the right recovery program is necessary for…

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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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