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Coping With Anxiety And Depression

Both mental health and substance abuse disorders affect your brain chemistry and cause neurotransmitter imbalances. Among the most common mental health problems, those with addiction issues have anxiety and depression. Coping with anxiety and depression is important during the recovery process because negative emotions can increase your risk of relapsing. Mental health disorders impact roughly…

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Common Questions About Alcohol Detox

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to ethanol poisoning which, when left untreated by an alcohol addiction treatment center in Mclean VA, is potentially fatal. Alcohol is also both physically and psychologically addictive. Common questions about alcohol detox typically include inquiries about how long withdrawal lasts. When you become physically dependent on alcohol, you can…

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Sober Life Is Anything But Boring

As someone in long term recovery, I often hear from newcomers, or those who are still active in their addiction, that they think life in sobriety will be boring. I also thought the same thing when I got sober. This is a common misconception that I hope to shed light upon, in this blog. As…

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Finding Your Way in Recovery

When one is new to recovery, everything about it can be confusing and even intimidating. The purpose of this entry is to alleviate some of those confusions and intimidations. Happy reading and recovery, dear friends! New to This… Being new to recovery means many things. It can mean that you are still physically, mentally, and…