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Addiction-Related Trauma

The consequences of an active and unchecked addictive disorder can be far-reaching and devastatingly impactful as every aspect of an individual’s life becomes vulnerable to the effects of problematic substance use. Losses occur across the spectrum of daily life—in relationships, finances, physical health, mental and emotional stability, self-esteem, self-image, spirituality, motivation, and confidence. The possibility…

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Sleep Problems in Children May Lead to Substance Abuse Issues Later On

Today, we know how important it is to get adequate rest. Unfortunately, not everyone has the chance to get it. Even more unfortunate is the fact that your past actions concerning sleep can affect your habits today. In fact, new research has recently linked childhood sleep problems and substance abuse. However, there is hope. With…

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Adding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Substance Abuse Treatment Helps with Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the footholds in substance abuse treatment. Many addiction treatment specialists use this method to help their patients identify adverse behavioral patterns, and create new ones. It is also effective in treating depression. In fact, according to new research, they may be linked. To learn more about the connection between CBT…

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Depression Plays a Role in Ability to Overcome Addiction

Can depression play a part in a person’s ability to overcome an addiction? According to this recent Science Daily release, it definitely can. A new study suggests that while depressed smokers want to quit the habit just as much as smokers without a depression problem, depression can actually affect the success the individual can experience…