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National LGBT Health Awareness Week

Those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges. These factors increase their risk for various substance use and mental health issues. National LGBT Health Awareness Week is “Out for Equity” in 2021, highlighting the need for ongoing engagement of the LGBTQ+ community on…

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Making Addiction Recovery New Years Resolutions

If you are struggling with an addiction and have decided it is time to attempt serious recovery, you likely thought about using this prospect as your New Year’s resolutions this year. Addiction recovery requires several aspects, including: Stopping drug or alcohol use completely Taking time for yourself rather than catering to others Recognizing the potential…

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How to Support Your Loved One with a Substance Use Disorder During the Holidays

During the holidays, families come together to share meals and make new memories that can last a lifetime. However, for those with a substance use disorder (SUD), this can be both a blessing and a challenge. Supporting a loved one with SUDs may mean changing up the routine to help everyone feel included. Individuals with…

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Top Benefits of MAT for Substance Use Disorder

Addiction is a chronic disease that requires professional help to overcome and heal. For individuals struggling with opioid addiction, it can be exceptionally challenging to recover from dependency. One of the best ways to treat the disease of addiction is through medication-assisted treatment or MAT. Opioids and alcohol are two substances that drastically alter brain…

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What Are the Stages of Addiction Recovery?

Addiction is a chronic illness brought about by significant changes in an individual’s brain chemistry due to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a physical disease and, as such, requires professional attention and support to properly heal. Our understanding of addiction has changed over the years. Substance use disorder, or addiction, is no longer approached from…