Mutual Support Groups / Self-Help Groups Mutual support (also called self-help) groups are an important part of recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Mutual support groups exist both for persons with an SUD and for their families or significant others and are one of the choices an individual has during the recovery process. Mutual Support …∞
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Alcohol Related Brain Impairment (ARBI) is a term used to describe the physical injury to the brain sustained as a result of alcohol consumption. Having ARBI is not the same as having an intellectual disability, nor is it the same as having dementia. How does Alcohol use Result in Brain Impairment? Alcohol has a toxic …∞
Mental health study shows friends can help The study by the Mental Health Foundation discovered almost 80% of people know at least two friends who have experienced mental distress, yet many don’t want to admit their problems for fear of what their friends might think. The charity surveyed people across the UK looking at the …∞
A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
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In Addiction Progression, Men and Women Are Very Different Addiction is addiction and recovery is recovery. That said, addiction takes twists in people’s lives and manifests itself differently based on many factors. Some of those factors are gender, age, drug used, other mental health issues, environment, socio-economic status, age of first use—and the list goes …∞
Relations between 12-step Attendance, Depression, and Substance Use in Patients with Comorbid Substance Dependence and Major Depression. Among patients with substance dependence and comorbid major depressive disorder (MDD) receiving treatment, we examined if differences in depression were mediated by 12-step involvement, and if the effects of 12-Step involvement on future alcohol and drug use were …∞
For years I used exercise as a denial mechanism. There is no way I could have a drinking “problem” if I got up in the morning and swim-bike-run like this. The worse my drinking, the more I swam, biked and ran. Harder. Faster. Harder. Faster. Exercise also provided an outlet for my mania. On those …∞
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