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What’s the Difference Between Addiction and Dependence?

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the terms “addiction” and “dependence.” What’s the difference between them? Do they mean the same thing? This blog post will clear up any confusion and discuss what addiction is, what dependence is, and the differences between the two. What Is Addiction?  The American Psychologist Association defines addiction as a […]
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Is Alcoholism A Disease?

Alcoholic beverages have been around for nearly 10,000 years, and, in all that time, people have had problems limiting how much they can and should consume. People have recognized the danger of drinking too much, and we now understand that alcoholism is a disease that can be treated. What Is Alcoholism? Alcohol use disorder (AUD), […]
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How To Overcome Suicidal Ideation

Stress, anxiety, and relationship problems have been causing you more grief than you’re accustomed to dealing with. You’re losing sleep, have trouble eating, and drift further away from family members, friends, and others. Many individuals who have encountered feeling like this may be struggling with suicidal ideation. Fortunately, there has been a significant breakthrough in […]
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Can Addiction Lead to Mental Health Disorders

Can Addiction Lead to Mental Health Disorders?

There’s a raging debate about why some people get addicted – to drugs, alcohol, or something else – and other people don’t. But one thing for sure is that substance abuse disorder can sometimes lead to or is paired with mental health disorders. Thankfully, symptoms of both can be treated with ketamine. What is Addiction? […]
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Panic Disorder & Social Anxiety

You’re fearful, panicky, and afraid of embarrassing yourself or being judged negatively. But you feel these things all the time, and even though you have no other medical problems, issues like these need to be explored – not ignored. You may be suffering from symptoms of panic disorder or social anxiety. What Is Panic Disorder? […]
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Why Is Ketamine Receiving So Much Attention?

Ketamine is a topic of discussion everywhere, right? It’s a celebrity medicine that’s become legendary in the annals of pop culture, gaining headlines in major news outlets (The Independent, The New Yorker, CNN, and many others) and medical journals. But how did a medicine with humble beginnings gain such notoriety? What Is Ketamine? Ketamine is […]
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What Does PTSD Do to the Brain?

You witnessed someone getting mugged from a distance, and now you’re having trouble sleeping and are constantly afraid to walk alone. This response is normal after seeing a trauma, but if the symptoms persist for months and control everyday life, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder.   What Is PTSD? “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is […]
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Is It True That OCD Is Hereditary?

Once again, you hung up dress shirts alphabetically by the manufacturer and gathered coupons in groups based on face value. Your spouse jokes that you’re “OCD” while your children look at you in disbelief. Do these actions confirm an OCD diagnosis? Or merely quirks unique to your personality?    OCD Definition We all feel anxiety […]
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