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Side Effects of Smoking Dabs

You’ve been toying with the idea of smoking dabs. You figure it’s a great way to reach the high quickly. But did you know that there are several undesirable side effects of smoking dabs? Some of them might even necessitate professional intervention. What are Dabs? The Marijuana addiction treatment CO frequently welcomes clients who dabs…

doctor explains to patient polysubstance abuse

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

You struggle with chemical dependency. However, unlike so many other people who have an addiction to a drug, you use multiple substances. Maybe you don’t care what you use as long as it gets you high. No matter how you got to this point, there’s help for polysubstance abuse. Understanding the Mechanisms of Polysubstance Abuse…

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What Is Antabuse?

What is Antabuse? Many people looking for alcohol treatment for themselves or a loved one end up asking this question. Antabuse refers to a prescription given to people suffering from alcohol addiction. The medication helps people quit drinking alcohol by causing an adverse reaction and unpleasant effects when you do drink. At an Antabuse treatment…

woman fights with friend over alcohol use brought on by cycle of alcohol and anxiety

What is the Connection Between Alcohol and Anxiety?

It is fairly well known that alcohol consumption can increase anxiety over time. It is more well known, however, that alcohol can allow shy or anxious people to come out of their shells more easily to socialize. This dichotomy between alcohol and anxiety is troublesome at the least. Using alcohol to calm anxiety and socialize…

What is the Co-Occurring Disorders Definition?

What is the Co-Occurring Disorders Definition?

Being told you suffer a co-occurring condition with your addiction feels scary. But this diagnosis actually helps you get to the root of your substance abuse, so you can build strong recovery. With this diagnosis, you start getting the therapies and treatments you need. So, what are the co-occurring disorders definition and signs of these…

what is seasonal affective disorder

It’s a SAD Time of Year in Colorado: Seasonal Affective Disorder and How to Cope

Despite what the Christmas carols say, winter in Colorado is not always a joyous occasion. Snow often does not stick, and Colorado residents are instead left with the less desirable aspects of winter: dark clouds, rain and overcast mornings. The weather can have a profound impact on mental health. In fact, over the past few…

what is the undeniable link between trauma and addiction

The Undeniable Link Between Trauma and Addiction

“For those with trauma, alcohol and other drug use can become a survival strategy. Obviously, it’s a strategy that doesn’t work in the long run…” ~ Johanna O’Flaherty, The Correlation Between Trauma and Addiction The lingering shock and stress from a traumatic event can ultimately lead to substance abuse, addiction, scientists say. Although a person…

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How to tell if you have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder

A co-occurring disorder is a situation in which one simultaneously suffers from addiction and a mental health ailment at the same time. In many situations, those who suffer from a mental health disorder have also turned to substance use or abuse as a method of coping. Previously referred to as dual diagnoses, co-occurring disorders occur…