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Which Mental Health Disorders Increase Vulnerability to Addiction?

There are many things that can lead to addiction, including mental disorders. So let’s look at the top mental health disorders that can lead to addiction.

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Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: Is There a Difference?

Tolerance. Chemical dependence. Addiction. These are common terms, but it’s not easy to know which is right in each situation. So let’s break them down.

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Are Creative People More Likely to Become Addicted?

Many brilliant creatives have had lifelong struggles with substance abuse… Why? Is there a connection between creativity and addiction? Let’s find out.

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Addiction Comorbidity, Explained

Addiction comorbidity is when someone suffers from addiction as well as a co-occurring disorder… and we’re taking a look at this concept in more detail.

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The Truth About Crime & Substance Abuse

Many people assume that crime and substance abuse go hand-in-hand, but is it true? Let’s take a look at some real data and facts to answer this question.

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How to Have Fun While Staying Sober On Holidays

Alcohol and holidays often go hand-in-hand in our minds. But what if you’re in recovery? Here’s how to have fun while sober during holiday celebrations.

27 Club by Eduardo Kobra

What (& Who) is the 27 Club?

The “27 Club” is infamous for its many talented, well-known members who were taken before their times. But what is the 27 Club? And who are its members?

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A Brief History of Addiction Treatment

Where does modern addiction treatment come from? How did it develop? These questions — and more — are answered in this brief history of addiction treatment.

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COVID-19, Explained

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to separate the facts from the fiction. So this is COVID-19, explained.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment: What’s the Difference?

All addiction treatment programs are either inpatient or inpatient. But what’s the difference? This is our inpatient vs. outpatient breakdown.