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Addiction Stigmas

When you battle with substance abuse, you not only deal with the pain of drug use but of addiction stigmas, as well. Stigma consists of the negative perceptions that people and society have about something. However, stigma is also an unfair negative assessment, and it’s undeserved. In the case of the substance abuser, stigma can…

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The Importance of Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders

By definition, a co-occurring disorder is a condition whereby you experience mental-related illnesses and substance use disorders at the same time. Dual diagnosis occurs in different forms when any mental illness (such as anxiety, depression, and psychosis) combines with an addiction (such as an alcohol use disorder). The importance of dual diagnosis treatment is evident…

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What Are the Triggers of an Anxiety Attack?

Anxiety is a mental health condition that can cause fear, tension, panic attacks, and extreme physical symptoms. Understanding the triggers of an anxiety attack can help you to manage the situation effectively. Triggers are elements, such as past traumatic experiences, that can cause the signs of anxiety to appear or worsen. Although triggers differ for…