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5 Potentially Addictive Behaviors

Behavioral addiction is just as controlling as addiction related to the use of drugs and alcohol. In many ways, the two are linked. Many engage in behaviors that are unhealthy, including using drugs and alcohol without recognizing the risks. Yet, over time, any negative action performed over and over again can become addictive. At Midwest…

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How does Medication Assisted Treatment Help?

Drug and alcohol addiction leads to dependence for many people. That means a person may find it nearly impossible to stop using because the brain relies on these substances. That is where medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can offer help. It is a strategy that allows the brain to start the healing process while controlling the dependence…

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How Men and Women Recover Differently

The differences between how men and women experience addiction, undergo therapies, and recover, stems from the sociological and biological differences. These differences primarily revolve around estrogen and testosterone production, varying body size, body composition, and societal expectations. The gender differences influence susceptibility to substance addiction, recovery, and the risk of relapse. Midwest Recovery Center offers…

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Different Types of Addiction Treatment Therapies

Substance addiction is a complex brain disorder that can affect anyone; it knows no age, gender, race, or social class. It involves a person’s physical health, emotional state, mental health, and abilities to socialize, which affects every area of their life. There are multiple types of therapies geared at ensuring recovery for people struggling with…

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The Group Therapy Approach To Recovery

Group therapy is an addiction treatment method used to help people struggling with various addictions. It involves five to 15 patients and one or two health professionals. The health professionals guide the group through conversations and activities targeted at tackling a specific problem varying from substance abuse, panic disorder, social anxiety to chronic pain. Group…

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8 Tips To Staying Sober

Deciding to become sober is only one step towards sobriety; staying sober is where the work lies. Even though relapses are a part of recovery, numerous tips can help you maintain sobriety. The common misconception is that treating addictions is a one-size-fits-all program. However, different individuals struggle with different addictions for a diverse set of…