How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your Body

The short and scientific answer: It depends. Unlike food, alcohol is very quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Most of the alcohol is broken down by chemicals called enzymes. The rest of it leaves the body through urine, sweat, saliva and even breath. The effects of drinking can vary greatly from one person to another, partly […]

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Why is Trauma Informed Care So Important?

 The statistics on abuse and violence in the US are alarming. Reportedly, 25% of all children experience some type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. 25% of the women in the US have experienced domestic violence, and 20% have experienced rape at some point in their lives. Additionally, a small percentage of men have experienced […]

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Effects of Physical Disability on Mental Health

Effects of Physical Disability on Mental Health One in four adults in the United States reportedly has a disability. Many people may be faced with a disability during their lifetime. A disability limits how a person functions and accomplishes everyday tasks. Physical limitations vary between individuals and may include difficulty walking, impaired seeing or hearing, […]

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BIPOC Addiction Resources

What You Need to Know About Addiction in the BIPOC Community Ease of access to personalized health care is essential for those of every background. But some disparities make it even more difficult for members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community, especially when it comes to substance abuse treatment. BIPOC individuals […]

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3 Ways Grief Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

Grief can often be overwhelming. It may last a few days, weeks, months, and for some years. It is a natural response to the loss of a loved one, a relationship, or another meaningful situation in one’s life. Grief is emotional, and so it can cause other emotional responses such as anxiety, depression, frustration, or […]

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Family, Addiction & Healing

How Does Addiction Affect the Family? Substance use disorder does not just impact the individual consuming drugs or alcohol; the entire family dynamic suffers. Too often, families will ignore and try to cover up issues with substance use disorder in the family unit. However, recovery efforts are much more successful when the family is also […]

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