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How Dual Diagnosis Treatment Heals Addiction

Did you know that most people who have a dual diagnosis - an addiction coupled with a mental or emotional health issue  - aren’t receiving treatment for either condition?

Unfortunately, it’s true. The recent US Surgeon General’s report Facing Addiction in America found that more than 40% of people with addiction have a dual diagnosis, yet fewer than half of these people receive treatment for either disorder.

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Addiction and Your Brain: The Internal Recovery Journey

Did you know that addiction literally changes your brain? Abusing addictive substances physically alters the structure of your mind, leading to a destructive spiral. Does this sound familiar to you?

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Reviewing Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery

Leading addiction expert Erica Spiegelman discusses her revolutionary new book, "REWIRED: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery." Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink.

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The Golden Child Goes to Rehab

Once upon a time on the way to high school, I got into in a serious car accident. My car was totaled, and I was a mess too. While I waited for my parents to arrive at the scene, my hands wouldn’t stop shaking, and I couldn’t catch my breath.

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How to Cope with Anxiety in Healthy Ways

This is a guest post by Jennifer Scott of SpiritFinder.org.

When anxiety strikes, you may think that no one else understands what it’s like to live inside your skin. However, many people suffer from anxiety. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, over 40 million adults in the U.S. have some form of anxiety. Are you one of them?

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction

What is borderline personality disorder (BPD) and how is it related to addiction? Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by sudden mood swings, emotional instability, and highly impulsive behavior … and it’s also more common than you’d think. Given the extreme sensitivity associated with BPD, coping with this condition is a challenge and there are connections to addiction.

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How Meditation Helps Women Overcome Addiction

Are there specific issues for women struggling with addiction?

The roots for women suffering from addiction are often emotional and/or related to trauma.

Lisa Erickson is a mindfulness and meditation expert and has devoted a lot of her career exploring this and how it specifically impacts women.

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The Connection between Alcoholism and Anger

Did you know alcoholism and anger go together? For those suffering from alcoholism or addiction, do you want to let go of your self-defeating patterns and change your life for the better? If so, here’s something you might not have considered: connecting with your own buried anger.

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

Did you know that anxiety often coincides with depression ... and that these conditions are very common in people suffering from addiction?

Furthermore, did you know that depression can be defined as “anger turned inward”?

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Help Stop Tragedy: 7 Tips for Suicide Prevention Awareness

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