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Overcoming Codependency

Overcoming Codependency Overcoming codependency can be a hard slog for the loved one of a substance abuser. You can easily be seduced by the special vulnerability of your loved one. And once you’ve established a codependent relationship it is difficult to break. That’s particularly common and true when you’re codependent with a spouse. The unique…

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Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

Do I Need Addiction Treatment? Do I need addiction treatment? Many of us have asked ourselves a question like this. Especially recently, addiction affects many of our lives. Sometimes it’s vicarious, through the addiction of a loved one. Other times it’s personal. The answer to whether you need addiction treatment depends on your circumstances. Different…

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What Is Outpatient Treatment?

What is Outpatient Treatment? You may have wondered, “Just what is outpatient treatment?” Is it as effective as inpatient rehab? Will it fit into my life and schedule? Also, what programs does it offer? The questions you have may be numerous but you can find many of the answers below. Read on to find out…

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What Is Inpatient Rehab?

What Is Inpatient Rehab? You may have wondered, “What is inpatient rehab?” Perhaps you heard about some celebrity going into inpatient rehab. Maybe you’ve got a friend who’s been an inpatient in a rehab facility before. Lastly, maybe you’re struggling with substance abuse and are considering rehab yourself. Regardless of how you heard of it,…

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment

What Is Dual Diagnosis? Dual diagnosis refers to the simultaneous presence of a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Dual diagnosis treatment can be difficult and long-lasting. Professional help is almost always required. Further, patients should seek out care providers who have experience and expertise in dealing with dual diagnosis patients. Any mental…

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

What Is Substance Use Disorder? What is substance use disorder? While we all think we know what terms like “addiction” or “drug habit” mean, the clinical definition of substance use disorder is unfamiliar to many of us. Continue reading below to learn a little bit about this disorder and how it manifests. What Is Substance…

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Substance Abuse Statistics

Substance Abuse Statistics Substance abuse statistics in the United States paint a sobering picture. Millions are addicted to substances. Millions more have a loved one suffering from addiction. As a result, there aren’t very many people who live their lives completely untouched by substance abuse. The United States federal government relies on surveys of the…