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The Benefits of Individual Therapy

For men and women with addiction, finding help is a critical step. Knowing what type of help is best for you, though, can be challenging. Individual therapy is the foundation of most types of care. That is because the benefits of individual therapy can be numerous for most people. Our treatment team at Serenity House…

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What Is LSD?

Since its discovery in the 20th century, LSD had been a popular hallucinogenic among drug users. Acid, dots, Lucy, yellow sunshine, and blue heaven all related to a drug called LSD. What is LSD? Scientifically recognized as D-lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD is a highly risky drug often used illicitly to stimulate a high. If you…

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Living With a Dual Diagnosis and Staying Sober

Those who have been a victim of chronic relapses or fail to understand why they feel the way they do prior to drinking or using may be suffering from a dual diagnosis. What this means is that afflicted individuals have an addiction to drugs or alcohol as well as a separate mental illness. Staying sober…

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Compulsive vs. Impulsive Behaviors in Addictive Personality

Addiction affects millions of Americans every year. Most people are unaware of the science and psychology behind addiction. It is important to understand how addiction can develop and how someone with an addictive personality can be at risk. Understanding how addiction works can help you find addiction treatment for yourself or your loved one. Being…

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Does Childhood Trauma Lead to Addiction?

For years, doctors have looked for connections between childhood trauma and substance abuse. It is not uncommon for those dealing with mental health disorders to self medicate with drugs or alcohol. People dealing with depression or anxiety may abuse substances in an attempt to forget about their struggles. This is often the first steps to…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

Over 20 million Americans struggle with addiction every year. Many of those Americans also suffer from a mental health disorder that increases their risk of developing an addiction. For years, doctors have found connections between mental health disorders and addiction. Unfortunately, it can often be a challenge to definitively say which appeared first. Addiction experts…