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The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

  Mental health is all too common amongst those who are dealing with substance aduse. Many people believe that substances are the cause of mental health issues, but this is not entirely true. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA, 8.9 million people in the

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How Allen House Saved A Life

When Ken first arrived at the Allen House, he was partially clothed, wearing shoes without soles, and rocking back and forth as, in his words, he “talked to Jesus.” At the time, Ken was generally unaware of his mental illness and relied on meth, marijuana, and alcohol

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WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE?

“L.A. CADA saved my life,” says John Gillis. He tells his story to help others.“If recovering addicts don’t ever discuss their addictions, how on earth would anyone know they can reach out to us if they need help? My hope is that someone will read this and say,

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10 Tips For Those Recovery with Addiction

Anyone that has gone through recovery may know, it is not an easy journey, but it is well worth it! We are celebrating National Recovery Month by focusing on the positives recovery brings. Although addiction cannot be cured, it can be managed, and with a team of professionals,

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Am I An Alcoholic? Key Signs To Watch For

Am I An Alcoholic? Key Signs To Watch For

We joke from time to time, am I an alcoholic? But in a recent study done by JAMA Psychiatry, one in eight adults is considered an alcoholic. So what constitutes alcohol use disorder? It is characterized by a person’s loss of control over alcohol intake, compulsive alcohol

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Methamphetamine Addiction and Mental Health

Methamphetamine Addiction and Mental Health

The opioid epidemic is a serious problem going on in the United States, covered by the media, doctors, and government officials. But methamphetamine, or meth, is a dual plague affecting the nation. LAPD Chief, Charlie Beck, said he was more concerned with meth as a threat here

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10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Beat Addiction

10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Beat Addiction

Addiction affects all people equally. It does not discriminate against color, gender, orientation, or religion. It does not care about fame or money. As a society, we have an obsession with celebrities, their addictions, and their downfall. But fortunately, many of these celebrities are able to overcome

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The Truth About Marijuana

The Truth About Marijuana

Weed, pot, grass, reefer, ganja, Maryjane, blunt, joint, trees – whatever you call it, marijuana has many misconceptions that are often believed in our society. Misconceptions such as it is not harmful or non-addictive; Not only are these wrong, but dangerous, especially for young people. Here are

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5 Key Signs of Emotional Sobriety

5 Key Signs of Emotional Sobriety

Why is emotional sobriety so important? Recovery is an enduring process that can leave you in an unstable, emotional state. As the body detoxes itself of drugs and/or alcohol, emotions can go anywhere from running wild to none at all. Facing emotions head on can be difficult

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Understanding the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use

Understanding the Long-term Effects of Cocaine Use

  The highly addictive stimulant, cocaine, is a popular recreational drug that gives a sense of euphoria in users. While the effects are not as severe as other drugs like heroin, the symptoms can lead to drug dependency. Since the “high” of the drug is short lived,

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