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Addiction and Your Physical Health

Addiction and Your Physical Health As addiction progresses, it results in significant changes to your brain chemistry, behavior, mood, and health. Because addiction and your physical health are strongly connected, having a substance abuse disorder can weaken your immune system, increase your risk of contracting viruses like COVID-19, and can cause organ damage. Substance abuse…

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Recognizing Warning Signs of Anorexia Relapse

Eating disorders are a challenging condition to manage. Everyone’s experience is a little different, as is their relationship with food, self-esteem, body image, and other contributing factors. Recovery is not as easy as just “eating more,” and individuals should not view anorexia relapse as a sign that treatment or recovery have failed. It is a…

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It Takes a Village: Tackling the Complex Nature of Addiction

Recovery from addiction is not just about resolving physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. These substances also impact the brain and have an effect on virtually every aspect of a person’s life. Due to the complex nature of addiction, it takes more than just a single doctor providing treatment for recovery to take place. It…