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Holidays

What Happened When I Spent Christmas Eve in a Basement with a Crazy Cat

I didn’t exactly catch the holiday spirit, but I took a suggestion that kept me hanging on by my claws through the Next 12 Days of Christmas…

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Adolescence

Helping Your Child Through Difficult Times

All too often when we look beyond a child’s drinking or drug use we discover their struggle to manage intolerable thoughts, feelings or memories is a core issue that needs treatment.

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Co-Occurring Disorders

Double or Nothing: The Two Diseases That Want Me Dead

My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.

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Music

No Map or Compass

The feeling of that first sip changed me into everything I was not: confident, brave, careless, fearless and most importantly, accepted by all the people I looked up to.

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Alcoholism

A Temporary Suicide

How do you square that madness of loving what alcohol does to you for a few hours while suspecting that it’s killing you?

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Sponsored

The Stigma of Addiction

Repeated addiction treatment is prevalent because rehabs do not adequately address each patient’s medical and emotional needs.

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Sponsored

The Role of Trauma in Treating Addiction

People who have suffered trauma often need to address its lasting effects before they can get a handle on their substance use.

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Opioids

Understanding Dependence Versus Addiction

Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.

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Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

The Role of Psychedelic Plant Medicines in Addiction Treatment

Psychedelic plant medicines have been used for healing purposes by indigenous cultures for thousands of years, and there is mounting evidence that shows their ability to integrate with modern addiction therapy. 

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Opioids

For Pregnant Women, Stigma Complicates Opioid Misuse Treatment

In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.