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Posted on February 7, 2018 in Recovery

How Do I Get My Job Back After Rehab?

Many people who contemplate getting help for their drug or alcohol addiction worry that their job won’t be there when they return to the workforce. Examples of how drug use impacts work include being late to work repeatedly, taking an inordinate number of sick days, acting combative with colleagues or producing subpar work. Unless you have completely concealed your addiction, chances are your supervisor has noticed these behaviors and may have even discussed them with you.

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Posted on January 22, 2018 in Love Addiction, Teens

Is Love Addiction Common in Teenagers?

The teenage years are a time of new and exciting experiences, including falling in love for the first time. During these years, the adolescent brain is going through a period of growth and development involving the reward system, which is the way the brain is able to motivate behavior. During the period of these age-related changes, emotions and reactions can be very intense. Because of all the change going on under the surface, teens can be very vulnerable to addiction in all forms, including love addiction.

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Posted on January 12, 2018 in adolescent addiction treatment, alcohol and drug addiction

Is Drug Prevention Different for Teens and Adults?

Adolescence is frequently a time of drug and alcohol experimentation in America. For this and other reasons, it also represents a crucial time for preventing drug and alcohol use. If you have children, you may wonder if the ways to prevent drug abuse among teenagers differ from the ways to prevent drug abuse among adults. The answer is yes; age has a significant impact on the methods used to prevent involvement in substance intake.

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Posted on January 10, 2018 in Alcoholism

Do I Need Binge Drinking Treatment?

Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking in which you consume a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. For most people, this means consuming four or five drinks in a couple of hours. Although binge drinking doesn’t always lead to dependence, it can still lead to problems.

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Posted on January 5, 2018 in alcohol and drug addiction

The Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Public health specialists, doctors and experts divide addictive substances into two broad categories: drugs (including prescription medications) and alcohol.

The core signs of addiction to all of these substances are essentially the same and define the presence of a diagnosable condition called substance use disorder. The primary difference in any case of this disorder depends on the specific substance causing problems for an individual.

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