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The Experience of Addiction in Teens

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Early exposure and a brain that is still developing leave teens more vulnerable to substance abuse and addiction. The earlier a person begins to use drugs or alcohol, the more likely they are to progress to serious use and abuse. Behavioral neuroscientist and Bucknell University professor Judith Grisel [...]

self-care in recovery

Self-Care in Recovery: Fostering Compassion for Yourself

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

When someone fails to look after their physical and mental health, they suffer the consequences on both fronts. The scientific community increasingly learns more about ways in which our minds and bodies are interconnected. When we eat healthier, we are less depressed. When we exercise, we elevate our [...]

Addiction Impacts Families

How Addiction Impacts Families

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Some addiction professionals describe substance use disorders as family diseases. This idea speaks to the many ways that addiction indirectly affects those close to someone with a substance use disorder. Addiction impacts families in many ways, and it can create feelings of abandonment, stress, [...]