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When Depression and Addiction Co-Occur

When Depression and Addiction Co-Occur

Content review by Derek Wilksen, CEO of Authentic Recovery Center When you experience symptoms of depression, such as persistent sadness and...

Understanding Behavioral Addictions

Understanding Behavioral Addictions

Content review by Derek Wilksen, CEO of Authentic Recovery Center The term “addiction” is most commonly used in reference to substance...

Overcoming Common Obstacles in Sobriety

Overcoming Common Obstacles in Sobriety

Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT For some, making the initial decision and commitment to sobriety is the most challenging part...

Risk Factors for Developing an Addiction

Risk Factors for Developing an Addiction

Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT There are many misconceptions about addiction. One popular myth is that a person may only...

Why Acceptance Is Essential to Recovery

Why Acceptance Is Essential to Recovery

Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT Many people that struggle with addiction continue to do so because they are not ready...

The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

The Connection Between Anxiety and Addiction

Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT Anxiety disorders and substance use disorders (SUDs) are among the most prevalent mental health conditions...

Conscious Recovery & the Power of Gratitude

Conscious Recovery & the Power of Gratitude

Conscious Recovery & the Power of Gratitude Content reviewed by Gillian Bieler, LCSW, CSAT, Clinical Director at ARC Addiction and mental...

3 Types of Grounding Techniques to Calm Your Mind

3 Types of Grounding Techniques to Calm Your Mind

Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT It is normal at times to feel flustered or overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities. Whether you...

What Are the Risks of Abusing Xanax?

What Are the Risks of Abusing Xanax?

Content reviewed by Gillian Bieler, LCSW, CSAT, Clinical Director at ARC Xanax is a medication prescribed to reduce anxiety and panic-related symptoms....

How Can Drug Use Cause Blood-Borne Infections?

How Can Drug Use Cause Blood-Borne Infections?

Heroin is an illicit street drug derived from opium poppy plants that has claimed the lives of many Americans through fatal...

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