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Understanding the Difference Between Addiction and Physical Dependence

Understanding the Difference Between Addiction and Dependence If you’ve ever done any research online regarding substance abuse, you have probably seen the words addiction and dependence and the difference between these two words can be difficult to understand. Some organizations use different definitions, while others use the words interchangeably. The lack of consistency often contributes…

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The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

The Importance of Treating Co-Occurring Disorders Diagnosing co-occurring disorders can be difficult due to the overlapping symptoms of mental illness and addiction. However, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of both disorders are crucial for individuals to attain lasting recovery. After all, dual diagnosis addiction treatment helps individuals foster healthy coping habits and symptom management plans…

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Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma and Addiction Treatment

Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma and Addiction Treatment   There are many factors that contribute to alcoholism and addiction. While the root of these disorders may differ, over the last few decades, many healthcare professionals have concluded adult alcoholism and substance abuse are closely related to trauma. Traumatic experiences often shape both mental processing and behaviors. The…