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How Decriminalization Reform Is Changing the Treatment of Substance Use

Since the early 1970s during the Nixon administration, Americans have been living under a set of political policies known as “The War on Drugs.” Richard Nixon and his administration wanted to address the widespread substance use and testing of the 1960s and do something drastic that would satisfy their supporters.  Although temporary satisfaction was gained, …

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What Does “High Functioning” Addiction Mean?

Words like “addiction” and “ abuse” bring up a number of preconceived notions, depending on the individual. Images of people constantly drunk or high, slurring their speech, or consistently calling out of work to go engage with an addictive substance are all common.  However, this is just one way in which an individual can have …

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When Should I Look for Treatment for Alcohol Use?

The line between safe enjoyment of alcohol and the destructive use of the substance is thin. While alcohol is not illegal, it can lead to a number of unhealthy practices and unnecessary, avoidable dangers.  However, because alcohol can be purchased legally and is widely used, it can be difficult to determine if an individual has …

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Using a Change of Scenery to Aid in Treatment and Recovery

People have strong psychological connections to the places where they spend most of their time. Your homes, jobs, and houses of loved ones may usually come to mind first on your list.  When you spend so many hours somewhere, that place begins to hold the memories and emotions that took place there. A place can …

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