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What Is Physical Dependence?

Drug addiction affects people in many ways. It may harm their personal lives, destroy their careers, break up their families, and cause emotional pain. These potential consequences occur only to some people. However, physical dependence occurs to everyone who becomes addicted to a substance. Whether it’s opioids, meth, heroin, or alcohol, physical dependence is the…

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Going through the detox process is important as you begin your journey to a brighter future. However, once you’ve completed detox it’s essential to know that therapy is the next important step in your recovery. Without therapy, you may relapse quickly. Treatment professionals design therapy to reveal issues that influence or cause substance abuse. By…

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

Some mental health conditions are connected directly to substance use disorders. In fact, there is strong evidence that co-occurring disorders are quite common among those who have addiction issues. Anxiety and addiction are two such dual diagnoses that tend to coincide together, compounding the healing journey. However, with the dual diagnosis treatment, clients can go…