Rethinking Addiction Recovery

Lady sitting on the beach reading a book Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson The word recovery can have different meanings depending on who you ask. Many of us immediately think of the 12-Step model of recovery, a popular treatment method that emphasizes the importance of remaining sober from drugs and alcohol, gambling or otherwise. Made famous by the abstinence-oriented recovery group Alcoholics Anonymous [...]
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Postpartum Depression and Addiction

Pregnant woman by the ocean Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center They say that motherhood is one of life’s most humbling and rewarding jobs. But it is also one of the most challenging, especially for mothers who struggle with postpartum depression and a substance use disorder. Women who are struggling with postpartum depression often turn to drugs or [...]
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The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Nature Lone Tree in Field Contributor: Staff at Azure Acres Recovery Center Many people believe that marijuana is a relatively safe drug, especially as it became legal in various states throughout the country. While the safety of using marijuana may be an ongoing debate, there is no question regarding the dangers associated with using synthetic marijuana. What Is Synthetic Marijuana? [...]
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Getting Teenagers Help for Addiction

Man Praying Over Teenager - Addiction Hope Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Being a teenager is not easy. Some would even argue that it can be the most tumultuous years of a person’s life. In junior high and high school, most kids are trying to figure out who they are. They’re at a place where they’re starting to form [...]
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Will the Rise in Mobile Sports Betting Legalization Lead to an Increase in Gambling Addiction?

Man watching porn Contributor: Staff at Keystone Treatment Center For every buzzer-beater, walk-off home run, game-winning touchdown pass, or playoff overtime goal that has caused joy and elation for so many, there’s another side: the agony of a bitter defeat. We’re not just talking about the team that’s celebrating a victory or the one that’s hanging their heads for [...]
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