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Recipe for Addiction: The Why and How of Addiction Behavior

Addiction. How many times have you heard that word today? It has become a common, household term, primarily related to drug and alcohol use and more often than not, mistakenly considered a moral failure. However, addiction is developed through a convergence of many elements including biology (genetics), environmental factors, and mental health.  So, what causes […]

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How Substance Abuse Affects Mental Health

Conversations about substance abuse often focus on the physical ailments that come with use, withdrawal, and recovery. People can see the results of drug use and how it affects the form. Depending on the substance, weight loss and gain, scarring, bruising and physical illness can all be evident right in front of someone’s eyes. By […]