How Addiction Affects Physical and Mental Health

How Addiction Affects Physical and Mental Health

Addiction is a disease that takes your brain hostage and affects your physical and mental health. The consequences of addiction are severe and can lead to liver failure, heart disease, overdose, and death. Addiction causes disruptive sleep patterns, poor eating

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Adjusting to a New Lifestyle After Addiction

Adjusting to a New Lifestyle After Addiction

Drugs and alcohol change the brain chemically and physiologically when you have a substance use disorder. The pain becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and you can experience painful withdrawals when quitting them without the assistance of a

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The Benefits of Art and Music Therapies in Treatment

The Benefits of Art and Music Therapies in Treatment

Addiction is isolating and using drugs or alcohol can heighten symptoms of an underlying mental health condition. Art and music therapies work well for patients who have difficulty talking about emotions, thoughts, and experiences. These integrative therapies help a person

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Eating Disorders and Addiction

Eating Disorders and Addiction

Food is a basic need for survival and we need the nutrients in our food so we can stay healthy. When a person suffers from an eating disorder, food consumes his or her life. Sometimes people turn to food for

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Going Back to Work After Treatment

Going Back to Work After Treatment

After treatment, adjusting to a new lifestyle can be overwhelming. Many changes must be made so you can live a productive, healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Treatment teaches you how to cope with stress, anxiety, and challenges throughout the

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Addiction

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that interferes with the brain’s functions that are necessary to assess, plan, and execute daily life. ADHD sufferers are at higher risk of abusing drugs or alcohol than those without the

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