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What’s the Difference Between Abuse and Addiction?

The terms “abuse” and “addiction” are often used interchangeably when discussing drugs and alcohol, which can lead many to believe that they are wholly synonymous with each other. While there are many similarities between the two terms, they are not necessarily the same thing. Understanding the difference between drug and alcohol addiction and abuse can …

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How Does Trauma Relate to Substance Abuse?

Genetics and the environment play a role in substance abuse, but another factor that plays heavily into a future substance use disorder is childhood or adult trauma. Significant events in our past can lay the groundwork for substance abuse disorders in the future, and there is a correlation between substance use and post-traumatic stress disorder …

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program and Is It a Good Option For Me?

It’s estimated that addictions cost the United States over $78 billion each year due to lost work, healthcare costs, treatment, and crime. The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reported that in 2018, over 67,000 Americans died from a drug-involved overdose. 9.8 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a seriously debilitating mental illness. About …

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