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New Guidelines Urge Docs to Screen All Adults for Alcohol Abuse

Unhealthy alcohol use ranks as the third leading preventable cause of death in the US, with an estimated 88,000 people (roughly 62,000 men and 26,000 women) dying from alcohol-related causes

Recognizing the Signs of Job Burnout

Job burnout is a growing problem in the workplace. In fact, according to a study by Harvard Medical School, 96 percent of senior leaders reported feeling burned out to some

Failure-to-Launch Syndrome and Addiction

Many young adults today seem to have difficulty leaving home and beginning an independent life. In fact, there’s even a term for it: failure-to-launch syndrome. In general, young adults with

Benefits of a High Staff to Client Ratio Rehab Facility

Are you or someone you love ready to begin your recovery journey? First of all, congrats. You should be proud of yourself for taking this brave step. At this point,

The Importance of Peers In Addiction Recovery 

Addiction is often a lonely disease and can cause you to withdraw from the same social support that is needed to stay mentally healthy. Research has linked social support to

Meth Use Rises Among Young, Heroin Use Declines

First, the good news: Heroin use in general in the United States is down, according to the latest annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). In 2015, the

Your Body on Painkillers

By now you know that prescription painkillers are potent and highly addictive. In addition to a high risk of overdose, the abuse of opioids can lead to both short- and

Study: Can Exercise Help Prevent Cocaine Relapse?

Unfortunately, relapse is a common part of recovery from cocaine use disorder – but a little exercise may help, according to researchers from the University of Buffalo. “Cocaine addiction is

5 Types of Experiential Therapy to Enhance Your Recovery

Experiential therapy is an integral part of treating substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders, throughout all levels of care – and for good reason. Experiential therapy pushes clients to get

What Does it Mean to Have a Co-occurring Disorder?

Co-occurring disorders, also called a dual diagnosis, is when a mental illness and substance use disorder occur simultaneously. These disorders are quite common, impacting nearly 8 million adults in the