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Does Experimenting with Drugs Cause Addiction?

There comes the point in many young people’s lives that they consider experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Many people who experiment don’t expect to develop a drug addiction. They assume, “it won’t happen to me.” However, even seemingly harmless experimenting can lead to drug addiction. While experimenting with drugs may seem attractive, it poses several…

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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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Overcoming Codependency

Codependency is a common problem in the United States, with many people struggling with this issue. Not only does codependency harm your mental health, but it can intersect with substance use disorders. In fact, most people who are codependent are in a relationship with someone who has a substance abuse disorder. By pairing the two…