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3 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual diagnosis treatment is recommended for those who are living with more than one disorder that requires treatment, because it allows them to receive treatment for both issues simultaneously. This is a crucial component to a successful mental health treatment no matter what the disorders are. Most often the primary issue is drug addiction or...

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Handling Depression During the Holidays

When the season is supposed to be full of cheer, good wishes and happiness, depression is even harder to handle than usual. During the holidays, dealing with depression can mean a little extra ingenuity and tapping into a few more stress and depression treatment options. Taking advantage of personal therapy sessions, support groups and other...

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Don’t Let Problem Gambling Ruin Your Holiday

Gambling problems often increase during the holiday season – one of the worst times of the year to lose money. Many gamblers view the casino or online gambling as a way to attempt to make enough money to cover the large bills that come with buying gifts. Others use the holidays as an excuse to...

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Should Drug Testing be Mandatory for Those on Public Assistance?

A new bill is being proposed in the Kentucky state House of Representatives, according to the Richmond Register, a bill that would provide for random drug testing of adults who receive funds, food stamps and other financial help through public assistance programs. Sponsored by Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, this bill presents the idea of an...

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Steve Tyler Says He Abused Sleeping Pills

Steve Tyler has been in and out of the news for decades now with his drug addiction issues, stays in drug rehab and antics under the influence. With his new post as American Idol judge, his drug addiction problems are again in the spotlight. During a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman,...

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Is Overeating an Addiction?

During the holiday season, you are surrounded by the best baked desserts, countless cookies, bowls of candy, plus huge dinner spreads throughout the month as you celebrate the holiday with friends, family and co-workers. You may be able to walk by the table laden with home-baked goods at work a few times or even stick...

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Drug Testing Kits for Parents

Helping your teen to avoid falling into the trap of teen drug addiction and teen alcoholism starts with early and ongoing prevention. However, drug abuse during the teenage years is not uncommon even with much hard work on the part of families. Concerned parents have the option of using drug testing kits to get a...

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Myths and Misconceptions about OCD

For most people, all they know about OCD, they learned from the movie Rainman.  And although Dustin Hoffman’s Academy Award-winning performance helped inform millions about the disease, it took serious creative license with many of the facts.   As a result, there are a number of myths about OCD that have come to be recognized as...

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California Town Gets Tough on Alcoholism and Violence

In Walnut Creek, California, law enforcement and residents have been dealing with a growing problem in recent months – violent and random assaults perpetrated by alcoholics under the influence. As a result, the Walnut Creek City Council is taking under advisement the different measures they can implement to stop these attacks from happening. So far,...

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J.D. Fortune Comes Back to INXS After Drug Addiction Treatment

The talent show Rock Star: INXS propelled J.D. Fortune to fame in 2005 when he won the right to become the new INXS front man. Unfortunately, the experience also brought on a lot of stress that the musician wasn’t expecting and he didn’t handle it well. The result was a drug addiction that required drug...

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Why Is Stress Treatment Vital to Coping with Daily Pressure?

Most Americans accept stress as a “normal” part of everyday life. Many people do not seek treatment for stress because they do not understand the consequences of excessive tension. Indeed, stress is a normal body reaction. However, the amount and degree of stress a person experiences can turn what is meant by the brain to...

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Why Do People Put Off Addiction Treatment

You are still undecided about drug treatment. Your family wants you to go, but you have your own reasons for hesitating. If you have some nagging reservations about drug treatment, take a moment to read this article. It may not answer all of your questions, but it might help you think differently about the drug...

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Alcoholism and Depression

Jump to Topic Alcoholism and Emotions Emotions in Charge Treatment You’ve probably heard the expression “drowning your sorrows”, implying that you would drink your depression away. While this is usually a casual phrase, it can be reality for someone with alcoholism and depression. When the two are put together, they get more and more tangled...

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Demi Lovato Enters Rehab

Disney star Demi Lovato is one of those rare celebrities that has been a positive role model for children. She has appeared on wholesome TV shows and for the most part, remained out of the public eye. If you’ve got a younger child or pre-teen, it’s pretty fair to say that you’ve probably seen her...

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New Research About Alcohol and the Body

When you go out to a bar with friends, you witness the different ways that alcohol effects each person. You’ll have one friend that has two drinks and gets wild. Then, you’ll have another who can drink you all under the table without a single stumble or moment of slurred speech. You might think that...

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8 Growing Prescription Drug Addictions

According to statistics, prescription drugs are becoming the drug of choice across the US. Instead of turning to alcohol and street drugs like cocaine, pills are becoming the preference. MSNBC recently reported that in the last decade hospital visits for prescription drug addiction has increased by about 7% and in the same time period cocaine...

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Depression is an Overused Phrase

While millions suffer from depression every day, those who need the help of mental health treatment for chronic depression are often lost in the...

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Gambling Addiction: A Disease or Lack of Will Power?

Gambling addiction is a very real disease that can wreak havoc on a family. Yet the condition is not yet accepted as a true disorder by many who see the problem as mere...

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Five Classic Signs of Anger Management

Do you or someone you know need anger management treatment? How can you tell if they have a problem with their temper that requires clinical...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Not Just for War Veterans

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or “PTSD”) is most commonly associated with soldiers who have endured the stress and horror of...

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