Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

“Bipolar disorder, once commonly known as manic depression, is a serious mental disorder that is characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior and energy levels. Like substance abuse, bipolar disorder poses a risk to the individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Those afflicted with bipolar disorder have a higher rate of relationship problems, economic instability, accidental injuries and suicide…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

“Bipolar disorder, once commonly known as manic depression, is a serious mental disorder that is characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior and energy levels. Like substance abuse, bipolar disorder poses a risk to the individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Those afflicted with bipolar disorder have a higher rate of relationship problems, economic instability, accidental injuries and suicide…

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Swim Back to Health: The Guide to Aquatic Therapy for Recovering Addicts

“There is nothing easy about addiction recovery. When entering recovery, many are plagued by common but understandable fears—such as the fear of relapse and the fear of losing friendships. With a survey from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services showing that 10 percent of adults in the U.S. are…

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Meaningful Work and Recovery

“Although you will encounter roadblocks and setbacks on the road to recovery, working at something that is meaningful to you can bring you a sense of purpose that will anchor you. Meaningful activity expands your sense of self-worth by adding to your skills and helping you accomplish your personal goals and feel good about yourself…” For the complete article describing…

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How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims

“Post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly referred to as PTSD, is an epidemic impacting millions of Americans every year. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 8% of our population will have some form of PTSD during their lifetime, with about 8 million reported cases annually…” Although this article is not focused on substance abuse, we felt it appropriate to provide this…

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