New Social Network Apps Connect People in Recovery Together

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The potential for technology to help people connect with each other has expanded in ways previous generations would have been unable to imagine. A variety of social media websites and applications have enabled people all over the world to connect, communicate with each other, and share ideas, and people are joining these websites and therefore […]

Treatment of “Drunkorexia” an Eating Disorder with Alcohol Abuse

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“Drunkorexia” is relatively new term that references the co-occurrence of an eating disorder alongside high levels of binge drinking. A person suffering from drunkorexia may deprive himself or herself of food during the day, then drink high amounts of alcohol during the night. It might be someone who avoids calories during the day to compensate […]

Studies Link Marijuana Use to Mental Illness

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While marijuana is typically considered a milder type of drug and is even used for medicinal purposes in certain states, there can be certain dangerous side effects associated with heavy use. A number of studies have shown that the drug can be linked to a variety of different health issues including an elevated risk for […]

Preventing and Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts in Recovery

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Addiction can be a very draining condition to go through. It exhausts the mind, distorts perspectives, and may bring on feelings of despair and desperation as your entire life feels dependent on an unpredictable substance. Sadly, the pain can too hard for some people to bear, and they attempt suicide to make it stop. According […]

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dual Diagnosis

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When it comes to therapies for issues of addiction and psychological problems there can be a variety of different approaches. One of the most common therapies used in treatment for dual diagnosis is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT as it is sometimes called. CBT can be effective in treating a wide range of disorders including […]

How Alcohol Can Affect Binge Eating Disorder

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When people think of addiction, they might not consider food a part of a person’s addictive cycle. For people with binge eating disorders, however, they can be very much addicted to food and the way that it makes them feel. It is not surprising then that someone who has an addictive pattern with food might […]

Meeting the Challenges of a High-Bottom Addict

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Everyone who enters recovery is doing so because they’ve reached a point at which they’ve had enough. Their lives have been feeling out of control or painful for a while, to the point that it becomes clear to them a change is necessary. This is the point that addicts refer to as the “bottom,” where […]

Understanding Genetic Ties to Depression

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Why do some people rarely experience episodes of depression and others struggle with chronic feelings of sadness? The causes of clinical depression can be complex and a number of different factors can contribute to a person’s vulnerabilities to a mental illness like depression. The reason why some people experience depression is a combination of environmental […]

Psychotherapy And Addiction: How Does It Work?

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Therapy is a vital part of many kinds of treatments. The type of therapy you undergo depends on the disorder or condition being treated, as well as a variety of unique factors. For the treatment of a substance abuse problem, therapy is often included in a treatment plan because of its effectiveness and ability to […]