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mental health and coping during the coronavirus

Mental Health and Coping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected virtually every person across the globe in some form. Those who are not identified as essential workers are either working from home or being laid off from their jobs. Everyone is focused on keeping social distances and staying safe and healthy. People with [...]

addiction in teens

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 [...]

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, [...]

Planning a Successful Intervention

5 Strategies for Planning a Successful Intervention

Friday, October 4th, 2019

For many people who have a loved one struggling with addiction, an intervention is the best tool available to help that person understand the importance of seeking treatment. These conversations aren’t easy and, if you’re considering having one with a friend or family member, you likely already understand [...]

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