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Fear of Stigma: Does It Hold You Back?

February 12, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

If you’re like most people, you may try to avoid revealing anything about yourself that will make people think negatively about you. Basically, you’re avoiding stigma—which is being marked by shame or disgrace. But what if you have a drug problem and want to get help? Read More »

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What Are "Co-Occurring" Disorders?

March 08, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

As many as 6 in 10 people with a substance use disorder also suffer from a mental health condition such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or bipolar disorder, to name a few. Read More »

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Treating Addiction With Medication

January 31, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Most people are familiar with taking prescription medications like antibiotics when they get sick. Some people also are prescribed medication to help with a problem like depression or ADHD. Read More »

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Word of the Day: Addiction

September 09, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Addiction is defined as, “A chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use—despite serious, even devastating consequences—and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain.” When a person is addicted to a drug, finding and using that drug becomes the most important th Read More »

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The Different Angles of Addiction

September 07, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

You may think you know what addiction is—lots of people have many different opinions about addiction and different ways of defining it. Here are some myths you may have heard: Read More »

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