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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

With 14.4 million American adults in 2018 dealing with an alcohol use disorder, it’s no wonder that people have many questions about this problem. Since some people who struggle with alcoholism tend to have a family member who also is an alcoholic, they wonder is alcoholism hereditary. This question has been debated for years. It’s…

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Types of Addiction

People are probably familiar with hearing about the opioid epidemic in the United States. With millions of people affected every year, this is a vital issue facing the country. However, there are millions of people struggling with alcohol, meth, heroin, and other drug addictions. In addition, when we think about what addiction looks like, we…

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

What Are the Effects of Alcohol? About 13.8 million adults in America have a drinking problem with about 8 million of those diagnosed as alcoholics. While we hear a lot in the news about opioids, there is a growing concern about the alcohol epidemic as well. People understand the immediate consequences of drinking too much,…

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Signs of Anxiety

If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety or experiencing signs of anxiety, you are far from alone. Anxiety-related disorders are the most common mental health problem in the United States. In fact, anxiety-related disorders impact over 18% of Americans each year. When you are struggling with anxiety, symptoms can become disabling. Signs…

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Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol has the potential to cause physical dependency, which causes you to experience painful and potentially fatal detox symptoms if you stop drinking. Another complication of abusing alcohol is that it can cause mood changes and aggravate underlying mental health disorders, like depression. Alcohol and depression are often strongly connected because depression can cause you…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Each year, 17.5 million Americans struggle with a serious mental health disorder, while another 19.7 million meet the criteria for a substance abuse disorder. Mental health disorders and addiction can both cause disabling and deadly symptoms, especially when left untreated. When you have a mental health disorder, symptoms increase your chances of using and abusing…