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The Cycle of Addiction: The Physiological Process and the Concept of Homeostasis

Many factors contribute to the development of substance use dependency. One of those factors is a physiological process that happens over time with continued substance use and may not be noticed by the user because it happens so incrementally. Awareness of a problem only arises when the person experiences an inability to stop using. Therefore,…

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What Is Gender-Specific Treatment? Exploring Drug and Alcohol Treatment Options

What is gender-specific treatment? Gender-specific treatment is a rehab program that separates men and women into individual groups and engages them separately. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers in Fort Collins, CO, offer gender-specific programs for clients who feel more comfortable recovering away from a co-ed environment. There are no male clients present in a…

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The Cycle of Addiction: The Holidays and Social Learning Theory

Happy Holidays! What does this statement mean to you? For many, it means joyous gatherings with family and friends to celebrate the end of a year and beginning anew. For others, who are struggling with substances and other challenges in their lives, participating in holiday gatherings can be very stressful. This stress is due in…

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Depression and Alcohol: Understanding Your Dual Diagnosis

If you drink because you’re feeling down, you might be exacerbating your problem. According to the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions, people suffering from alcohol use disorder, or AUD, are four times more likely to experience depression than people who don’t drink.  Alcohol is a depressant. Consequently, when you drink it, depression may worsen. Depression…