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Six Tips for Avoiding a Relapse of Depression

Six Tips for Avoiding a Relapse of Depression

Depression is one of the most common co-occurring mental health issues with substance use disorders. Studies show, ...
Nine Early Warning Signs of a Depressive Episode

Nine Early Warning Signs of a Depressive Episode

Depression is one of the most common co-occurring mental health issues among people with substance use disorders ...
Eight Things You Should Never Say to Someone With a Substance Use Disorder

Eight Things You Should Never Say to Someone With a Substance Use Disorder

If you have a loved one who struggles with addiction, it’s often hard to know what to say. Their behavior may seem ...
Can Head Trauma Lead to Addiction?

Can Head Trauma Lead to Addiction?

We’ve known for a long time that drug, and alcohol use, are associated with a higher risk of traumatic brain ...
How the Hot Summer Weather Might Affect Your Addiction Recovery

How the Hot Summer Weather Might Affect Your Addiction Recovery

Most people cheer up a bit as the weather turns to spring, then summer. People are happy to get outside for a bit ...
What Do You Do When a Loved One Relapses?

What Do You Do When a Loved One Relapses?

It can be incredibly frustrating--your loved one has finally gone to treatment and after several months, they seem ...
Six Reasons People Try to Leave Addiction Treatment Early

Six Reasons People Try to Leave Addiction Treatment Early

There’s never really a point where recovery from addiction becomes smooth sailing. First, it takes quite a bit of ...
How Keeping a Clean House Can Help You Stay Sober

How Keeping a Clean House Can Help You Stay Sober

A lot of people come home from inpatient treatment for addiction and feel like, “Now what?” You get used to a ...
Listening to a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

Listening to a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, you have no doubt been frustrated by their unwillingness or ...
How Do You Make New Friends When You’re Sober?

How Do You Make New Friends When You’re Sober?

Loneliness is one common challenge people face in addiction recovery, especially in the early months. It’s ...
How to Cope with Shame in Addiction Recovery

How to Cope with Shame in Addiction Recovery

Shame is a major factor in addiction. It often plays a role in developing addiction in the first place. A large ...
Five Mental Health Issues That Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

Five Mental Health Issues That Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

Mental health challenges and substance use disorders often go together. At least half of people with substance use ...
Six Tips for Avoiding a Relapse of Depression

Six Tips for Avoiding a Relapse of Depression

Depression is one of the most common co-occurring mental health issues with substance use disorders. Studies show, ...
Nine Early Warning Signs of a Depressive Episode

Nine Early Warning Signs of a Depressive Episode

Depression is one of the most common co-occurring mental health issues among people with substance use disorders ...
Eight Things You Should Never Say to Someone With a Substance Use Disorder

Eight Things You Should Never Say to Someone With a Substance Use Disorder

If you have a loved one who struggles with addiction, it’s often hard to know what to say. Their behavior may seem ...
Can Head Trauma Lead to Addiction?

Can Head Trauma Lead to Addiction?

We’ve known for a long time that drug, and alcohol use, are associated with a higher risk of traumatic brain ...
How the Hot Summer Weather Might Affect Your Addiction Recovery

How the Hot Summer Weather Might Affect Your Addiction Recovery

Most people cheer up a bit as the weather turns to spring, then summer. People are happy to get outside for a bit ...
What Do You Do When a Loved One Relapses?

What Do You Do When a Loved One Relapses?

It can be incredibly frustrating--your loved one has finally gone to treatment and after several months, they seem ...
Six Reasons People Try to Leave Addiction Treatment Early

Six Reasons People Try to Leave Addiction Treatment Early

There’s never really a point where recovery from addiction becomes smooth sailing. First, it takes quite a bit of ...
How Keeping a Clean House Can Help You Stay Sober

How Keeping a Clean House Can Help You Stay Sober

A lot of people come home from inpatient treatment for addiction and feel like, “Now what?” You get used to a ...
Listening to a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

Listening to a Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder

If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, you have no doubt been frustrated by their unwillingness or ...
How Do You Make New Friends When You’re Sober?

How Do You Make New Friends When You’re Sober?

Loneliness is one common challenge people face in addiction recovery, especially in the early months. It’s ...
How to Cope with Shame in Addiction Recovery

How to Cope with Shame in Addiction Recovery

Shame is a major factor in addiction. It often plays a role in developing addiction in the first place. A large ...
Five Mental Health Issues That Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

Five Mental Health Issues That Are Frequently Misdiagnosed

Mental health challenges and substance use disorders often go together. At least half of people with substance use ...

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