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College Students and Substance Abuse

College Students and Substance Abuse: Deadly Combinations College is often a time of exploration and learning. However, for some, it’s also a time of binge drinking and substance abuse? Studies show that college students are more likely to partake in binge drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug use, which often leads to substance abuse. College…

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Exercise and Drug Addiction

Food, Exercise and Drug Addiction: A Strange Combination Eating healthy, exercise and drug addiction may seem like an odd combination. However, recent studies show that exercise could decrease substance abuse and reinforce abstinence. At the same time, healthy eating may increase mood and long-term recovery. Exercising while using drugs is not recommended. The reason is…

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Depression Can Trigger Your Addiction

Depression is a common and treatable mental health condition that affects millions of Americans annually. Regardless of the large number of people affected, depression remains vastly misunderstood, ignored, and stigmatized. Importantly, depression and addiction are often closely linked, and depression can trigger addiction. Whether your depression is caused by trauma, a substance abuse addiction, or…

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How to Recover from an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional abuse is often tragically overlooked. It can be difficult to recognize initially since the boundaries can sometimes be less clear than physical or sexual abuse. However, emotional abuse is serious and can have long-lasting emotional effects. Emotional abuse can leave an indelible impact on your psyche and impact your future relationships, friendships, self-esteem, and…

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Alumni Programs Can Help Keep You on Track

Though choosing to access mental health treatment is an important step on the road to recovery, it is often only the first of many. At Atlanta Center for Mental Health, your recovery journey does not end the moment you leave residential treatment. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to supporting your long-term mental health…

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How an Alumni Program Acts as a Support Network

Millions of people in the United States live with mental health issues or a substance use disorder. Comprehensive mental health treatment can give people the best chance to manage their symptoms and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Recovery from mental illness or substance abuse is a lifelong process. Treatment is only the first step. People need…

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Characteristics to Look for in a Mental Health Rehab Center

For most people, recovering from mental health issues requires commitment, work, and some vulnerability. Finding the right mental health treatment program is important. You need to feel comfortable being open and honest about your symptoms, and you need to trust the staff and the mental health therapies they offer. There are many levels of care…