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Anxiety and addiction are a common pair. In fact, almost half the individuals who get help for addiction also need help for a co-occurring disorder. And often, the co-occurring disorder paired with addiction is an anxiety disorder. Since concurring disorders...

Most people who struggle with addiction don’t want to get help. And even the ones that do may be terrified of what sobriety may bring. This is because they’ve lived so long consumed by the cycle of addiction that they...

During recovery from substance abuse disorder, it’s best that the entire family is involved. Even if only one person in a family unit struggles with addiction, each and every member is affected. And, can either attribute to helping or even...

Certainly, addiction can lead to a host of negative effects. The effects of drug addiction can range from physical illnesses and organ failure to the loss of finances and even professional careers. But, did you know that the effects of...

If you are looking for a drug rehab facility for yourself or a loved one, undoubtedly, you have a few questions. There are thousands of rehab facilities all over the country. And each one offers different methods of treatment, therapies,...

Did you know that sleep plays a big part in successful recovery? Without proper sleep scheduling, individuals may be at a higher risk for relapse. This is because a lack of sleep can bring about a number of psychological issues...

Addicted individuals may have a false conception that their addictive behaviors affect them alone. But, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Unfortunately, addictive behaviors and their effects are not confined to only the addicted individual. And, family, friends, and...

Emotional sobriety is a term coined by the 12-step community. While physical sobriety is the act of not using addictive substances, emotional sobriety is the skill set that aids a person not to utilize addictive substances. Without emotional sobriety, a...

Addiction comes with its fair share of negative emotions. Before an individual finally comes to terms with the fact that help is needed, he or she is likely to experience a wide range of emotions including shame, anger, and guilt....

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when a person is diagnosed with both substance abuse disorder and a mental health condition. Otherwise known as co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis is not a rare occurrence in the addiction treatment realm....