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The Link Between ADHD and Addiction

The Link Between ADHD and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that impacts the brain's functions that are needed to assess, plan, and execute daily life. People with ADHD are at higher risk of abusing drugs or alcohol than people without it. Mental...

Behavioral Addiction

Behavioral Addiction

People engage in behaviors with different consequences. Addiction encompasses more than drugs and alcohol. A behavior that is repeated without the ability to stop despite negative consequences can become an addiction. A person with a behavioral addiction cannot stop...

Going Back to Work After Treatment

Going Back to Work After Treatment

Adjusting to a new lifestyle after treatment can be difficult. Many changes must be made to live a productive, healthy life without mind-altering substances. Treatment teaches you skills to cope with stress and anxiety while in recovery. Going back to work after...

Staying Sober on Vacation

Staying Sober on Vacation

A vacation is a time to relax, de-stress, and take a break from the daily grind. Whether you go to the beach, take a trip to the mountainside or visit another country, vacations are beneficial to your mental health. Sadly, many people turn to alcohol as a way to cut...

Yoga and Meditation: Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul

Yoga and Meditation: Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul

Addiction affects the way a person takes care of him or herself. The addiction takes over every aspect of life and takes priority over all responsibilities. When a person is living with an addiction, they often forget about self-care. An addicted brain needs to be...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

A person's mental health condition can influence his or her drug or alcohol abuse. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental disorder that causes depression, intense anxiety, and intrusive memories or flashbacks that interfere with life. Many...

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