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By On February 12th, 2019

Women’s hormone cycles may be tied to higher addiction and relapse rates

New research may finally explain why women are statistically more at risk of drug addiction and more likely to relapse when in recovery. According to a new report published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, women’s hormonal cycles may make them both more prone to develop an addiction when exposed to drugs and more likely to respond…

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By On March 19th, 2013

Research Reveals Neural Process Of Relapse

Perhaps the most frustrating part of dealing with substance abuse is the likelihood of relapse. This can be frustrating for everyone invloved, including the patient, health professionals treating them and the family. Stress has long been tied to relapse. As Carolyn Gregoire writes for Huffington Post, it wasn’t until a recent study at Brown University…

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By On October 29th, 2012

When Battling Addiction, Relapse is Normal

Those battling addiction understand how difficult it is to stay clean and how frustrating a relapse may seem. But Dr. David Sack, at Psychology Today, writes that nearly 9 out of 10 individuals battling substance abuse will experience “at least one mild to moderate slip.” It helps to view addiction in the same light as…

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By On November 9th, 2011

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a mixed bag for a person living with a psychiatric illness. We all look forward to the holiday joys of spending time with family, attending seasonal parties and even the holiday shopping experiences. But, the holiday season also can bring high stress as people take on too much activity, experience…

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