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Addiction and The LGBTQIA Community: Top Reasons for Risk

The LGBTQIA community reports more cases of substance abuse and addiction. This can be the result of a number of factors, including stressful relationships with family members, past trauma, and stigma from the social environment. Many individuals in the LGBTQIA community don’t seek help for addiction, as they feel their options can be limited. Learn…

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Top 3 Differences Between AUD and Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and alcohol addiction have many things in common. These similarities relate to the way alcohol causes changes in the brain. However, there are differences between the two that you may not know be aware of, and knowing the difference can help you decide which treatment is best for your overall health.…

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Top Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Addiction

If you are battling with addiction, then seeking help is a priority. There are several different addiction treatment programs that are available for people with substance use disorder, but you may wonder which one is best for you. Furthermore, some programs may not fit well with your lifestyle. One program that you may find helpful…

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Pain Awareness Month

September is National Pain Awareness Month. Chronic pain affects one-third of the United States population. Doctors frequently prescribe opioids for pain relief—but about 29% of people prescribed opioids go on to misuse them. It’s no wonder that people want to take medication to ease their suffering. If you don’t live with chronic pain, imagine the…