How to Observe National Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month

How to Observe National Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month

Many Americans struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. However, there is hope. National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month, which is observed every September, highlights the struggles of those dealing with substance use disorders as well as their triumphs in overcoming them. Getting quality drug addiction treatment should not be difficult to find. That’s why…

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What Is Alcohol Abuse Therapy and How Is it Beneficial?

Millions of Americans each year suffer from alcoholism. Left untreated, alcohol use disorder can wreck your relationships with friends and loved ones, destroy your chances at a job, and can even be fatal in extreme circumstances. However, there is hope. Alcohol addiction treatment is an opportunity for someone dealing with alcohol abuse to get their…

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3 Things to Know About Benzodiazepine Abuse and Addiction

Benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos,” are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. The benzodiazepine family of anti-anxiety medication helps millions of men and women suffering. This can include everything from anxiety to seizures to insomnia. The family includes familiar brand names like Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. But as the number of benzodiazepine…

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What Is a Substance Induced Mood Disorder?

A substance-induced mood disorder affects a person’s physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. However, identifying the exact causes can be difficult. Many people live with the symptoms of severe mental health disorders but are unable or unwilling to seek help. Some think that they can just get over these symptoms or cannot see how their mental…

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Ask the Psychiatrist: Do I Have A Drinking Problem? Alcohol Use Fact vs. Fiction

In the movies, the character with a drinking problem is easy to spot: sullen, unemployed, and estranged, typically found drinking alone or picking fights. Outside of Hollywood fiction, however, those with a drinking problem often look like our neighbors, co-workers, loved ones, and friends. They may be highly respected in their careers, beloved by their families,…

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Where Should You Go for OCD Treatment?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex mental health disorder. This condition is characterized by unwanted thoughts and fears, often called obsessions, leading a person to engage in compulsions or repetitive, intrusive behaviors. For those with this condition, finding the right level of OCD treatment is crucial for mental health wellness. At True Life Center, we…

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