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The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Regardless of your age, gender, race or income, you can become a victim of addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease. Although it can be managed and remain in remission, there is no permanent cure. The damage caused by addiction can impact every area of your life, from your personal relationships to your…

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Link Between Intelligence and Addiction

Addiction can be an extremely complex issue. Often there are a variety of contributing factors such as environment, heritability, and family roles. But what about intelligence? There have been studies highlighting the connection between addiction and intelligence. These studies produced some surprising results. One of which was that high intelligence had been more commonly linked…

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Young and Anonymous

“I was in and out, in and out, in and out.” The one famous cliff hanger that always kept my attention from the stories of those who suffered. Sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting to hear how they fought the battle of their addiction. I was eighteen the first time I sat in…

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Self-Medicating Depression

Since depression symptoms will continue to get worse over time without treatment, having depression can increase your risk of suicide. Self-medicating depression is also a risk, as 15.6% of people with depression develop an alcohol misuse disorder, while another 18% of people with depression eventually have a substance abuse disorder. Depression impacts more than 16…