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Depression and Substance Use Disorder

Depression and Substance Use Disorder

We all have times in our lives when we feel down in the dumps. Sadness is a normal part of the human experience. Feelings of apathy and pessimism strike even …

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Mindfulness, Women, and Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Mindfulness, Women, and Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

For women recovering from substance use disorders (SUDs), promising research shows mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are a good complementary treatment option. A systematic review of 54 studies from the last decade …

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The Second Drunk Driving Ticket: Costs and Consequences

The Second Drunk Driving Ticket: Costs and Consequences

By Tiya Stokey, Executive Director, Recovery Works Columbus, a drug and alcohol addiction residential treatment center of Pinnacle Treatment Centers

People struggling with alcohol use often enter treatment when their addiction …

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Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness for Addiction Treatment and Relapse Prevention

Mind-body techniques are gaining greater acceptance in our culture. With each passing day, their use in medical settings, schools, and the workplace increases. Their use in alcohol and drug treatment …

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July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

More than 60 years ago, Mental Health America (MHA), a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and promoting the mental health of all Americans, held the first ever Mental Health …

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The Importance of Having Hobbies While in Recovery

The Importance of Having Hobbies While in Recovery

The more you learn about recovery, the more you learn about yourself.

Recovery is different for everyone, of course, but we can make some generalizations without leaving anyone behind.

Here’s one: the …

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Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: Prevalance, Dangers, and Treatment

Alcohol Use During Pregnancy: Prevalance, Dangers, and Treatment

Alcohol use by pregnant women is a growing health concern across the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women drink …

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Managing Work When You’re in Recovery

Managing Work When You’re in Recovery

You can’t just walk away from your job if you need treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. You know you need help, but you also need that regular paycheck to …

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Cannabis Use Disorder: The Genetic Component

Cannabis Use Disorder: The Genetic Component

By Chris Johnston, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Marijuana use is not uncommon.

Everyone knows that. And where marijuana is concerned, this common knowledge is not simply an aggregate of …

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Summer Recovery Tips: Packing the Beach Cooler

Summer Recovery Tips: Packing the Beach Cooler

Summer is here.

That means you’ll have plenty of chances to spend a Saturday or Sunday at the beach. And if there’s not a beach nearby, then your go-to picnic/chillax/summer recreation …

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