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Do Negative Childhood Experiences Increase the Chances of Addiction in Adulthood?

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Is drug addiction the result of childhood experiences? One researcher thinks it could be. Dr. Daniel Sumrok from the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has examined the link between childhood experiences and substance abuse — and the results are surprising. What Are Adverse Childhood Experiences? Someone with […]

How to Get Through Heartbreak and Stay Sober

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When heartbreak occurs, we react in two ways: emotional expression or emotional repression. While everyone manages pain differently, there are definitely healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with emotional pain. For example, if not processed in a healthy way, heartbreak can cause negative effects on the mind and body. It can quickly become a serious problem if not handled […]

Why Therapy Alone Isn’t Enough in Getting Clean

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Mental health counseling can play a crucial role in addiction recovery. Therapy gives patients the tools they need to avoid triggers, cope with unpleasant feelings, and resist the urge to use drugs and alcohol. Therapy, however, isn’t enough for addicts to get clean. People living with substance abuse need help from medical professionals who know […]