Study Finds Drug Addiction is Increasing in Older Adults

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New research has revealed some surprising findings indicating that older adults, often those in their 50s, are now the largest age group battling addiction. A study based in New York City found that more adults over the age of 50 are seeking help in narcotic painkiller and heroin treatment programs than any other age group. […]

How To Deal With Overwhelming Urges In Recovery

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Cravings can be one of the scariest and most challenging things that you face during recovery. These urges may seem to come out of nowhere, even if things have been going well and a person has been sober for awhile. Cravings should never be taken lightly however, especially if they become persistent. They don’t necessarily […]

Taking A Closer Look At Anorexia Myths

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Public knowledge of mental health issues is a serious issue that can have consequences on how a community treats disorders and those who have them. Myths about mental disorders need to be dismantled in order to increase awareness and help reduce discrimination against those who suffer from them. One of the most widely misunderstood disorders […]

Determining When You Need Treatment

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness has found that almost half of the people diagnosed with a mental health disorder also have a substance abuse problem, and that 37 percent of those who abuse alcohol, and 53 of those who abuse drugs also have a mental health issue. The relationship between mental illness and addiction […]

Why the American Medical Association Wants to Ban Drug Ads

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Nearly everyone who consumes media in the U.S. has encountered advertisements encouraging the viewer to “ask your doctor” about various prescription medications. Created due to new rules the FDA made in 1997, these ads claim they inform consumers about their medication options. However, no one can deny that these advertisements are extremely profitable to the […]

Bulimia And Alcoholism: Why Is It So Common?

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A dual diagnosis of bulimia and alcoholism is surprisingly becoming more common, especially among women. Studies have recently revealed that individuals who suffer from bulimia are more likely to also become alcoholic when compared to others with eating disorders. In general, alcoholism, heavy drinking, and binge drinking are on the rise among Americans. On its […]

5 Exercises For Restoration and Recovery

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Exercise can offer numerous benefits, particularly in recovery from addiction. A pattern of regular exercise can reduce stress, restore sleep and energy cycles, build confidence, and increase your physical strength and endurance. Here are a few specific exercises that can have especially strong benefits in recovery from addiction. 1. Walking One of the best things […]

Life Lessons You Need To Learn In Recovery

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Recovery is a continuous process that involves learning, growing, and changing awareness every step of the way. It’s important to experience and face challenges during recovery, because they are the very things that make one into a stronger and wiser person. Luckily, being in recovery automatically puts you in arm’s reach of a variety of […]

New Findings on Mindfulness-based Treatment for Addiction

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It is already well-known in the treatment community that meditation and mindfulness can help treat a number of issues ranging from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. Waves of new research have already proven that meditation reduces symptoms of mental health problems and can be used as a tool in a program for psychological treatment. More […]