family support in recovery

Having Family Support in Recovery

Individuals struggling with a substance use disorder often feel isolated and that they are fighting their battle alone. While it is true that those suffering from addiction or mental health disorders tend to withdraw from friends and family, their problems do not occur in a vacuum. Addiction is a disease that impacts the lives of…

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importance of moderation

The Importance of Moderation

Studies have shown that 28% of the population has an alcohol use disorder. However, only 6% of that population meets the criteria in which they would have to give up alcohol completely. Remarkably, 90% of treatment facilities have programs that make their patients abstain from alcohol, ignoring that perhaps alcohol moderation is the key to…

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anxiety in teens

Recognizing Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety is much more than an apprehensive emotion. There are many different types of anxiety disorders with serious societal repercussions and debilitating physical symptoms. This can make diagnosis difficult in all individuals. However, teen anxiety can be more difficult to detect because teens may not express their symptoms to loved ones or caregivers, fearing the…

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rebuilding trust after addiction

The Importance of Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

When you struggle with addiction, it can be hard to recognize the many ways that substance abuse affects your life. Because substance abuse may change behavior, this can lead you to take risks you may not otherwise take when unimpaired. The repercussions of risk-taking behavior can lead to serious problems like legal troubles, financial issues,…

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medication-assisted treatment for alcohol

Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol

Millions of Americans develop alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. When you become physically dependent on a substance like alcohol, you may need a mix of medical treatment and behavioral therapy to recover. Alcoholism is an illness that can be difficult to diagnose and treat because alcohol is so prevalent in daily life.…

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Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Harm Reduction Alternative to the Abstinence-Only Model

Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, and Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC will be presenting “Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Harm Reduction Alternative to the Abstinence-Only Model” at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addiction Disorders. Attendees will be able to view the seminar live from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021, or for…

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