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Is Addiction a Disease

Is Addiction a Disease or Choice?

Addiction means different things to different people. To some it means a compulsion to use addictive and sometimes dangerous substances – compulsion being the key word. To others it’s an excuse used by addicts to shield themselves from blame for all the decisions they make...

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Food to Avoid Before a Drug Test

Food to Avoid Before a Drug Test

Poppy seeds can be the culprit to a positive drugs test even if you haven’t been consuming drugs. The little black seeds have been such a problem for people that the United States government’s agencies even declare that you shouldn’t consume poppy seeds before taking...

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Am I a Functioning Alcoholic

Am I a Functioning Alcoholic?

If you feel as though someone in your life may be a functioning alcoholic, it is best to approach the matter in a non-judgemental, supportive way. Present any concern constructively, gently outlining and setting boundaries about how their drinking subtly affects their lives and those...

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Pornography and Depression

Exploring The Link Between Pornography and Depression

According to the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), pornography can neither be classified as an addiction nor as a mental health condition. However, people have tried to link it with several addictions and mental health conditions over the years - some...

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Mindfulness in Recovery

Mindfulness in Recovery

Psychotherapy practices that have begun to include Mindfulness in Recovery as a part of their course of treatment within rehabs include Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Through the use of mindfulness in these therapies, it is possible...

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Psilocybin Assisted Therapy

Psilocybin Assisted Therapy

The combination of psilocybin with psychotherapy means that patients are able to be freed from the constraints placed on the conscious mind through the psychedelic experience, while the psychotherapy allows them to discuss and discover the deep emotional issues...

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