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How One-on-One Therapy Can Help in Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction taxes the body and brain. It impacts life, creates stress, and builds obstacles. If you have already gone through treatment, you know just how far you’ve come in knocking down those walls. Yet, there is more work to be done once you are back to living life. One-on-one therapy is an…

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Different Ways Addiction Affects Children

When a parent, sibling, or other close family member suffers from addiction, a child can be impacted in various ways. Evidence indicates that a child’s environment when growing up and their brain is developing affects their life’s outcome, including personality traits, beliefs, as well as mental and physical health. Learning how addiction affects children is…

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National Counseling Awareness Month

During April, there are a number of holidays, but did you know that it is also National Counseling Awareness Month? The American Counseling Association named April this month in awareness of mental health and the people who work in the field, such as school mental health counselors, substance abuse counselors, and others. What Is National…

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The Dangers of Alcohol Detox at Home

If you are someone you love is having a hard time controlling his or her drinking, understand that other people are going through the same situation. Alcoholism is one of the most common substance abuse issues in the country. Alcohol can be addictive, and it can be a challenge for people to stop drinking. The…

What is Fentanyl?

When people talk about drug abuse, they are often talking about substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Unfortunately, a lot of people enter the world of drug abuse due to prescription medications. For example, some people might end up taking hydrocodone, oxycodone, Percocet, or Vicodin and could end up getting hooked on them. One…

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Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

When people think about substance abuse and addiction, they usually think about their impact on the individual. Even though the impacts of mental health issues on the individual cannot be overstated, they are far from the only person impacted by this difficult situation. Friends and family members are also adversely impacted when someone they know…