The Link Between Chronic Pain and Addiction

When you’re in pain, your ability to function is diminished. You can’t meet your family or work obligations, and you can’t enjoy a good quality of life. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, healing from an injury or dealing with an ongoing condition that causes pain, turning to prescription painkillers may seem like your only option. […]

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Making Friends in Treatment: Should You Do It?

This is a hot-button topic when it comes to treatment facilities. It’s natural to bond with people you spend time with for days at a time, but is it healthy when considering the setting? Do friends in drug treatment help or hurt your sobriety? Should you avoid your peers during treatment and focus only on […]

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How to Help Someone with a Mental Disorder

The prevalence of mental illness in the US effects almost everyone. Each year 43.8 million adults experience mental illness. Approximately 10 million of those people find their daily activities limited by that mental illness. The instance of mental illness co-occurring with addiction is about50.5%. Approximately 10.2 million Americans suffering from addiction also have a co-occurring mental illness. The […]

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Should You Tell Your Friends You’re Going to a Treatment Facility?

Deciding to go to a treatment facility can be a complicated decision at best. Then, it comes time to decide who and how you should tell about this life-changing decision. It’s normal to feel stress regarding sharing this information with others, it that stress may not always be necessary. The Decision to Go to a […]

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Unique Needs of Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Until the early 1990s, men were the primary focus of research conducted on substance dependence and abuse. U.S. agencies finally started requiring studies to be federally funded so more women could enroll. Since then, researchers have found that there are indeed gender differences in certain types of addiction, and substance abuse in women is now […]

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