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The Warning Signs of Substance Abuse in Teenagers

While puberty might produce changes in your teen’s behavior and physical appearance, you should remain attentive or you may not notice that your child is abusing certain substances. Recognize the indications and symptoms of substance abuse as s...

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How Can You Bounce Back After a Relapse?

Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction will always be an uphill climb. This process has its share of challenges. And one of the most documented parts of the struggle can be the relapses. The right interventions can make the recovery process...

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Common Risk Factors for Mental Conditions

It’s ultimately easier to achieve a happier life when your mental wellness is at its best. Mental illnesses can severely impact our lives, with many cases leading to dysfunctional lifestyles, substance abuse disorders, and even self-harm. Prov...

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Understanding to Correct the Stigma of Addiction

Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people, yet it remains heavily stigmatized in our society.  Stigma is the negative attitudes and beliefs that people hold toward individuals who struggle with substance abuse, such as drug addiction. T...

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How Social Factors Influence Addiction

Social determinants are the social, economic, and environmental factors that influence a person’s health and well-being and these can also contribute to addiction.  Observations about social determinants such as poverty, social exclusion, ...

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The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Addiction Risk

Childhood trauma is a topic that has received a significant deal of attention in recent years due to its profound impact on mental health. It is no secret that our experiences in our early years can shape our lives’ trajectory, including our su...

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