Understanding the Cycle of Addiction Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. It happens slowly and in stages. Understanding the cycle is crucial. to helping us learn how to break the cycle of addiction. There are six stages that comprise the cycle of addiction. They are: Initial use Abuse Tolerance Dependence Addiction Relapse
You’ve Made the Decision to Get Help The journey to recovery begins now Suppose you are new to residential recovery for addiction treatment. In that case, you may wonder what you need to do to succeed in rehab. First, congratulations on making the decision to get clean. Addiction is a
The DEA is Issuing Warnings Before Halloween Related to “Rainbow” Fentanyl Parents need to warn their kids about treats that may not be candy! It’s nearly Halloween and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is warning parents and young adults about the dangers of candy-colored “rainbow fentanyl” pills. Pills that look
What is a God Box? Hint: You don’t need to be religious to use one! A God Box is a box used to put thoughts, worries, and obsessions in – it is an intentional act of letting go and giving negativity over to a higher power. Don’t let the term
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What is Dual Diagnosis? Treating mental health and addiction optimizes outcomes What is dual diagnosis treatment in addiction? Dual diagnosis is a common and effective therapeutic approach that treats both mental health disorders and addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment incorporates psychiatric medication, therapy or counseling with the Twelve-Step model of recovery.
Social Anxiety Disorder and Drug Abuse What’s the connection? Social anxiety disorder is a chronic mental illness that is characterized by feelings of nervousness during social interactions. It is a common mental health condition that is often part of a dual diagnosis that includes substance abuse. For many of us,