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The Role of Exercise in Recovery

The Role of Exercise in Recovery

Promising research studying the impact of regular physical exercise on recovery strongly suggests it’s a beneficial, supplementary treatment alongside traditional drug replacement therapy. A sophisticated meta-analysis combining the results from …

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The Neurobiology of Addiction: The Alcohol Craving Circuit

The Neurobiology of Addiction: The Alcohol Craving Circuit

Dramatic results from experiments targeting a specific brain circuit that neuroscientists believe plays a crucial role in intense alcohol cravings suggest that one day we may develop medications that can …

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Attention, Stress, and Triggers: What's the Connection?

Attention, Stress, and Triggers: What's the Connection?

If you’re in recovery from an alcohol or substance use disorder, you’ve learned all about triggers. In plain language, triggers are things you see, hear, or feel that make you …

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In the News: Increase in Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Visits

In the News: Increase in Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Visits

Over the past three decades, reports on rates of alcohol use and consumption in the U.S. and Canada have contained contradictory information. Several large – meaning they include tens of …

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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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Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy

Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy

The opioid crisis has been building in the U.S. for twenty years. Although federal, state, and local lawmakers are taking steps to combat the rising epidemic of opioid addiction and …

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Rising Problems With Marijuana Use

Rising Problems With Marijuana Use

Marijuana is gaining wider acceptance across the nation, with some states approving cannabis for medicinal purposes and others legalizing it for medicinal and recreational use. Marijuana use is growing among …

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Comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

Comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

It’s common for individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder to have a co-occurring or comorbid emotional disorder. One of the most common comorbid disorders is borderline personality disorder, or …

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Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorder

By Lori Ryland, Ph.D., LP, CAADC, BCBA-D, Chief Clinical Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

A significant percentage of individuals with a mental health disorder also grapple with substance abuse or addiction. This …

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