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Can Rehab Make You Depressed?
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Can Rehab Make You Depressed?

Addiction isn’t the only problem that addicts may be wrestling with when they enter rehab. Many also battle the mental disorder of depression. Some people may be clinically depressed and suffer from concurrent disorders upon entering a drug treatment center. “Mental health disorders and substance abuse commonly go hand in hand. Either disorder can occur...

Addiction Recovery: A Way of Life
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Addiction Recovery: A Way of Life

If someone you love is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, you may wonder if they’ll ever be completely cured of the disease. While addiction can be effectively managed with treatment, it’s a chronic condition, and recovery is a lifelong process. Understanding the chronic nature of addiction can help you support your loved one’s ongoing...

Ashley Hamilton Chooses Sobriety
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Ashley Hamilton Chooses Sobriety

Growing up as the famous son of George Hamilton and Alana Stewart wasn’t easy for Ashley Hamilton. The 40-year-old has survived his two failed marriages, a heroin addiction and struggles with anorexia and bulimia. Today, Ashley is eight years sober, an addiction coach, and living a different life, as seen on the new E! reality...

Can Drug or Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?
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Can Drug or Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

There are some addiction rehab centers that insist they can cure alcohol and drug addiction. Is this claim realistic? Can drug and/or alcohol addiction be permanently cured? Extensive research attributes addiction largely to changes in brain structure and function. Because these changes make it much harder for the addict to control substance use, health experts...

Finding Joy in Recovery
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Finding Joy in Recovery

Addicts are all too aware of the difficulty involved in overcoming a serious substance abuse problem. There are withdrawal symptoms, detox, intensive therapies, triggers to manage and stress to cope with. It can be quite overwhelming. Yet there is profound joy throughout the addiction recovery process, and even its darkest moments, it can be illuminated...

Heroin Epidemic in Ohio
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Heroin Epidemic in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health recently released statistics showing that more than 700 people died from heroin overdose in 2012—a 60% increase over the previous year and clearly indicating a heroin epidemic in Ohio. Heroin killed more people in Cuyahoga County in 2013 than car accidents or homicides. A more recent report by the Ohio...