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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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How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Substance Abuse in Women

How Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Substance Abuse in Women

Self-esteem is made up of several elements, including confidence, competence, and a feeling of belonging. The quality of each one can be a factor in someone’s potential to misuse drugs and alcohol. What ties substance use disorders to self-esteem is worth exploring....

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Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Today, we’ll introduce some signs of a high-functioning alcoholic, explain some possible causes, and help you learn how to approach someone who is in need of treatment for alcohol use. High-functioning alcoholics may be able to mask their drinking problems for years....

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What to do if Your Partner Relapses

What to do if Your Partner Relapses

A partner’s return to addictive behaviors can create chaos and increase stress in a relationship. While a relapse is a normal part of the recovery process for some people, you may feel unprepared for how to handle it. Without adequate help, your responses to the...

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