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It’s called the “latte effect” – seemingly-insignificant purchases that add up when they are made every day. That $5 coffee may not seem like too big of an extravagance, but over the course of a year, that’s more than a round-trip flight to Paris.     They same can be said about drinking. If you …

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The tragic epidemic of drug deaths in America dominates the headlines.  But did you know that substance abuse can affect your health in other ways besides fatal overdoses?  There are literally hundreds of diseases and health conditions caused by excessive drinking, drug abuse, or the misuse of prescription medications. And the damage to your health …

The post How Substance Abuse Affects Your Life Expectancy appeared first on Outpatient Addiction Treatment.

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Regaining your sobriety after active drug addiction or alcoholism allows you to enjoy blessings that you may have forgotten were even possible. Some benefits  will immediately become apparent, and others will develop over time. But one thing is for sure, when you embrace your recovery, your life does get better in so many wonderful ways. …

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“But like all destructive behaviors that keep you from going inward and doing the hard work, booze turned on me. The stuff to which I attributed my social grace, beauty, and intelligence was nothing but a backstabber that ultimately brought me to a place where I cried uncle and asked God to take over.” ~ …

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For the past 70 years, every May has been observed as Mental Health Month. This is the most widely-recognized mental health awareness campaign in the world. Last year alone, 30 million people were exposed to the information and resources provided. Mental health often accompanies other physical and mental health conditions. This is why 2019’s theme …

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“Those who received (mindfulness training) relapsed less. By learning to attend to their bodies, they learned important skills for better self-care.” ~ Dr. Cynthia J.  Price, PhD, University of Washington School of Nursing According to new research conducted by the University of Washington, women in substance abuse treatment who also receive body awareness training as …

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“There’s no reason why somebody should die from medications sitting in a medicine cabinet that someone’s not using.” ~ Scott Silverman, Safe Home Coalition This Saturday, April 27th, is National Drug Take-Back Day, and it could not come at a better time for the residents of San Diego County. Drug deaths continue to rise across …

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New Study Shows How Your Drinking Hurts Other People “This study estimates some of the most severe harms that alcohol use may cause to other people than the drinker, namely fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), road traffic fatalities caused by drunk drivers, and deaths resulting from alcohol-attributable interpersonal violence.” ~ Dr. …

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“This study has revealed an important genetic independence of these two traits that we haven’t seen as clearly before. Focusing on variants only linked to AUD may help identify people at risk and find targets for the development of medications to treat it. The same applies to alcohol consumption, as those variants could inform interventions …

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