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Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Until recently, outward behavior was the primary focus of defining addiction. With a shift to studying and recognizing how addiction changes the brain, a new definition quickly emerged. Let’s look at why addiction is now considered a disease of the brain, not a...

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Celebrate July 4th with These Fun, Sober Activities

Celebrate July 4th with These Fun, Sober Activities

Independence Day is a time to celebrate our country's freedom and independence. For many people, that means spending time with friends and family, enjoying good food and drinks, and watching fireworks. But if you're in recovery from substance use disorders, the...

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Genetics vs. Environment: What Causes Addiction?

Genetics vs. Environment: What Causes Addiction?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a "chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences." There is a lot of debate surrounding what determines addiction. Some people...

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Signs of Trauma in Women and How to Get Help

Signs of Trauma in Women and How to Get Help

Imagine a brother and sister exposed to traumatic experiences in their childhood home. He develops a substance use disorder by early adulthood. She goes on to build a successful career, yet struggles in creating healthy boundaries in relationships, and her physical...

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Signs of Depression in Women

Signs of Depression in Women

Sudden behavior changes in the women in your life could be signs of a shift in their mental health. These signs may reveal that a friend, family member, or coworker needs help for depression or even both depression and addiction. Your role as a support system can only...

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How to Start Letting Go of Anger & Past Trauma in Recovery

How to Start Letting Go of Anger & Past Trauma in Recovery

Feeling anger can be a natural response to circumstances and perfectly acceptable at times. When it becomes destructive to others or self-destructive, the way anger gets expressed makes the feeling harmful. The consequences can lead to even more harm to oneself and to...

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