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Chemical Dependency Treatments

Chemical dependency is defined as “the body’s physical and/or psychological addiction to a psychoactive (mind-altering) substance, such as narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine.” People become physically dependent because they give their body the substance repeatedly, and over time, they become tolerant of it. Therefore, they need to increase their dose to get the same effects from…

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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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Working the 12-Step Program – Step 1

Here at Victory Bay, our Outreach Coordinators are wonderful links between our drug & alcohol rehab center and those suffering from substance abuse. They can help connect those who are in need of help to a customized program from Victory Bay as well as share their personal experiences. In this video, Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Vitolo…

how to help a loved one with bipolar disorder

How To Help A Loved One With Bipolar Disorder

While people of all ages can have bipolar disorder, most people first experience symptoms in their mid-20s. Bipolar disorder causes significant mood disturbances, making it difficult to understand how to help a loved one with bipolar disorder. Since bipolar disorder requires medications to regulate and control, regular visits to a psychiatrist are an essential part…