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Terry Hurley
the number ten made out of wood - children of alcoholics
Adult Children of Alcoholics When children grow up in a home where one or both parents or caregivers struggles with active alcohol addiction, each day can bring chaos, fear, uncertainty, or sadness. They may be exposed to violence, arguments, abandonment, abuse, or neglect. Children of alcoholics learn they are never the priority. Instead of being...
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overhead shot of volunteers packing food items - giving back
You have gone through detox and completed your addiction treatment program. And you put in the hard work needed to achieve sobriety and feel committed to the work required to sustain it. You are healthier, happier, and feeling grateful. Feeling gratitude is part of recovery. It makes you want to help others and give back...
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pretty blonde woman with her hands up to her eyes - excessive alcohol use and your eyes
Excessive Alcohol Use & Your Body You may be aware that excessive alcohol use damages your body. Did you know it can damage your eyes? Often when a person suffers from alcohol addiction, they have “alcoholic eyes.” The term refers to the harmful effects excessive alcohol consumption has on a person’s eyes and vision. Drinking...
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young bearded college student looking stressed and leaning against a locker - post-acute withdrawal syndrome
Drug or alcohol addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects a person mentally and physically. When an individual stops using substances, they go through a period of detox and withdrawal. The symptoms they experience during this initial stage of withdrawal typically last for several days to a few weeks depending on the drug involved....
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pretty young woman lying on couch in therapy session with attractive man - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Drug or alcohol addiction, also known as a substance use disorder, is a chronic brain disease. Overcoming addiction requires not only breaking physical dependence on the substance but also addressing mental and emotional components of addiction. Therapy is an effective, evidence-based approach to dealing with underlying thoughts and emotions that drive addiction, and cognitive-behavioral therapy...
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young couple looking at laptop and papers together - FMLA
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a complicated chronic brain disease. It changes the brain’s chemistry, affecting the brain’s systems of reward/pleasure, decision-making, learning, self-control, and stress. Substance use disorder (SUD) affects millions of people in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these people are afraid to seek treatment because they fear losing their job....
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pink clouds against a purple sky - pink cloud syndrome
Anyone recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction knows recovery is hard work. You have to stay focused and safeguard your sobriety every day. Learning about pink cloud syndrome and its emotional rollercoaster is key to preventing relapse. What Is the Pink Cloud Syndrome? The term “pink cloud” was coined in Alcoholics Anonymous by members...
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closely cropped shot of pain pills spilling out of prescription bottle next to a glass of water - opioid addiction
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the drug epidemic in the United States continues to worsen. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021. Nearly two-thirds of those deaths (64 percent) were due to using synthetic opioids, in most cases fentanyl. What Are Opioids? Opioids...
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woman's hand with a digital overlay of the human brain hovering above her hand - neuroplasticity
Scientists once thought the human brain was a static organ when fully developed. They believed if it suffered an injury, accident, or other types of damage, it would not completely recover. They now know that the brain can heal itself when damaged. Although individual neurons may be unrepairable, the brain can forge new neural pathways...
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cute man and woman embracing after she receives flowers for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day in Recovery Valentine’s Day is a day when many people show their significant other they love and appreciate them. Chocolates, flowers, and romantic dinners with wine or champagne are often part of the celebration. But if you or your loved one is in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, especially if newly...
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