how addiction affects children

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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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use disorder, it’s important to seek care. There are many kinds of addiction treatment options, but one that many people turn to is outpatient treatment. Unlike inpatient or residential care, outpatient treatment allows patients to come to seek care and then to return home…

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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…

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Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

If you feel like you were having difficulty quitting alcohol or drugs, you are not alone. The reality is that countless people across the country are all having trouble breaking free from the bonds of addiction. One of the reasons why is the development of something called post-acute withdrawal syndrome. The withdrawal symptoms stemming from…

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Tips for Having a Sober Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, many people come together as families and friends to celebrate their blessings. For some, Thanksgiving is a difficult day as it’s also a holiday that frequently involves drinking. Having a sober Thanksgiving free of substance abuse can be a real challenge. The danger for someone in recovery lies in peer pressure. You’re…

a woman feeling stressed from a behavioral addiction

What Are Behavioral Addictions?

Often, when people talk about addiction in the United States, they refer to the abuse of drugs or alcohol. And rightly so — substance abuse continues to claim thousands of lives each year. However, healthcare experts are beginning to understand more about another form of addiction: behavioral addiction. Behavioral addictions, like substance abuse issues, prompt…