alzheimers and addiction

Alzheimer’s and Addiction: How to Approach Treatment

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Alzheimer's disease has no treatment and no means to delay the worsening of the disorder. Fortunately, Alzheimer's care facilities for seniors are there to assist us towards guiding the needs of our seniors. There are so many subsets which…
relationship with yourself

Three Practices to Change Your Relationship with Yourself

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For many of us, our addiction is filled with thoughts and behaviors that cause harm to ourselves and those around us. Part of the difficulty we face getting sober is that often we beat ourselves up for our behavior, past and present. We are…
Honesty In Recovery

Honesty

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In twelve step programs and other recovery programs as well, there are sets of principles which serve as a guiding force for the addict or alcoholic newly entering recovery. Behind each step, or monumental outline services a principle or a description…
Fulfill Your Basic Needs

9 Ways to Fulfill Your Basic Needs

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If you have ever taken a psychology class you have probably learned at least something about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. In case you can’t remember or need a little refresher, here is what it’s all about: you need to fulfill your basic…
Methamphetamine

Meth Induced Psychosis – Withdrawal, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Introduction Methamphetamine is a stimulant that can be consumed orally, intravenously, or nasally. Methamphetamine is similar in chemical formation to amphetamine, the common drug used to treat ADHD. Forms of methamphetamine are referred to…
bipolar and alcohol

The Connection Between Bipolar and Alcohol Abuse

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While the association between a mood disorder and co-occurring alcoholism is well established, the most prevalent dual diagnosis is the one involving bipolar disorder and alcohol. Although the science behind this particular comorbidity isn’t…
Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Bipolar disorder is a serious mood disorder that's characterized by alternating episodes of extremely high and very low moods. According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, bipolar disorder affects around 5.7 million adult Americans…
Addiction Recovery Quotes

57 Addiction Recovery Quotes and Sayings to Live By

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Introduction Many of us in the recovery world collect addiction recovery quotes and sayings like other people collect snow globes or stamps. If you have been in recovery for a while you might notice yourself remembering a saying that you heard…
depression and alcohol

Depression and Alcoholism: Co-Occurring Disorders

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There are many reasons why individuals suffer from alcoholism, and genetics, environmental factors and mental health issues are just a few explanations. Co-occurring disorders occur when an individual suffers from both a mental health issue…
Role of Environment in Addiction

The Role of Environment in Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction impacts 23.5 million Americans each year. The sad truth is, though, that only around 11.2 percent of those people seek professional treatment. There are numerous factors that can contribute to addiction—trauma, mental…