A Guide to PTSD, Addiction and Recovery

A Guide to PTSD, Addiction and Recovery

Trauma—the impact of distressing events on the human mind—is nearly as much a part of the human experience as is marriage. The numbers are remarkably similar. Seventy percent of American adults have experienced a traumatic event, while the number of adults who have...
The Process of Recovering from Alcoholism

The Process of Recovering from Alcoholism

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a disease that affects more than 14 million Americans. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, or NIAAA, defines AUD as “a chronic relapsing brain disease illustrated by compulsive alcohol use, a negative...
Will I Lose My Job if I Go to Rehab?

Will I Lose My Job if I Go to Rehab?

Most people who experience a substance use disorder are functional enough to keep a job. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration states that 70% of people using illicit drugs are employed full or part time. If you are experiencing a substance use...
Using MAT for Addiction Recovery

Using MAT for Addiction Recovery

What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? A person experiencing a substance use disorder often experiences altered brain chemistry. As the brain becomes accustomed to the effects of a particular drug, it changes and becomes dependent on that chemical change. It can take...
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