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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. And according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 44 million Americans experience mental health disorders every year. Those numbers are growing.

As our country and communities continue to confront the impact of addiction and mental health issues, we must take a closer look at the causes, damage, and solutions. Written by our licensed, experienced mental health professionals, our blog explores a wide range of topics around substance abuse, mental health, and the effect on real lives. We invite you to read our most current blog posts below.

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Posts about Alcohol Addiction

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Dealing with Addiction in the Workplace - Tips and Advice

Handling workplace addiction has become a critical area for employers as well as human resources departments.

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Does Addiction Affect Your Personality and Behavior?

Seeing drugs and alcohol have an impact on an individual’s personality is nothing new. Addiction not only changes personality but also has a significant effect on the victim’s personal and professional relationships, as well as other essential aspects of life.

What are Character Defects of Addiction?

What are Character Defects of Addiction?

The human race is a melting pot full of people that are successful, charming, beautiful, or even addicted, who all possess faults.

Will Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect Your Spirituality?

Will Drug and Alcohol Addiction Affect Your Spirituality?

You may have heard people say being under the influence of drugs or alcohol may indeed make them a better driver or even a funnier or nicer person.

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Her Addiction

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Her Addiction

When Kurt Cobain took his life 24 years ago on April 5th there was grief and loss for more than just his fans.

4 Behaviors that Occur During the Cycle of Addiction

4 Behaviors that Occur During the Cycle of Addiction

Although addiction is different for everyone, there are some distinctive behaviors that happen when people abuse drugs and alcohol.

What is Sub-Acute Detox?

What is Sub-Acute Detox?

For someone to get off drugs and alcohol there is typically a detoxification that the body must go through to be rid of mind-altering substances that can set off withdrawal symptoms.

Are There Phases of Relapse?

Are There Phases of Relapse?

Saying someone “slipped” is one of the terminologies that people in recovery will use to indicate that someone has relapsed.

Best ways to Cope with Your Addiction

Best ways to Cope with Your Addiction

Plain and simple – addiction is hard on your body, mind, and soul.

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Why it is Important to Change the Face of Addiction

Most of the time when addiction is reported about or brought to a local level, the news stories can be mostly about the crime aspect instead of what addiction really is.

Where is my Higher Power?

Where is my Higher Power?

12-Step programs are known for their overtone of acquiring a Higher Power.

Sober or a Dry Drunk?

Sober or a Dry Drunk?

Addiction is a deep seeded, progressive and chronic disease. It impacts every aspect of an individual’s life, physically, mentally, emotionally and more.

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse

Do you suspect that your child is abusing drugs and/or alcohol?

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