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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Adults | Symptoms, Facts, Characteristics

fetal alcohol syndrome adults

Alcoholism can sometimes lead to lasting consequences —not only for the user but for their children as well. The most apparent example of this is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a physical and neurological disorder caused by mothers drinking while pregnant. Addiction and alcoholism are the most common causes of this malady. Here are the facts […]

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What is EMDR Therapy?

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Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is designed to mimic REM sleep. It’s primarily used to treat post-traumatic stress and phobias. Addiction—and mental health issues in general—can be oppressive forces in your life. If you are looking for help overcoming those obstacles, it’s good to explore every tool available […]

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: How It Works

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Though Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is still considered a relatively new treatment method in the psychiatric world, having only been developed in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it has proven to be an incredibly effective method of addressing substance abuse. The Palm Beach Institute offers DBT in our addiction treatment programs, but for those unfamiliar with […]

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Bremelanotide – The Treatment for Female Sexual Dysfunction

Bremelanotide

Female sexual dysfunction is more common than one might think. It actually affects about 43% of women in the United States. Although sexual dysfunction can be difficult to deal with, it is easily treatable with medication. Bremelanotide is a medication used to combat the symptoms of sexual dysfunction in females. The drug is fairly new; […]

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Does the Moderation Management Approach to Recovery Work?

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Some people commit to lifelong sobriety by deciding, once and for all, to abstain from the drugs and alcohol that put them into the dark pit of addiction. For others in recovery, the tried-and-true path of abstinence is not the only way to achieve sobriety, nor is it realistic. This is particularly true for people […]

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The Binge Drinking Problem: What Are the Effects on Its Participants?

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What Is Binge Drinking? A binge drinking problem occurs when people engage in activities that are dangerous to themselves or other people while excessively consuming alcohol. The binge drinker is an individual who exhibits a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. With a BAC […]

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The Newcomer’s Guide to Choosing a Sponsor

Finding a Sponsor

The process of developing an addiction differs for everyone because there is a variety of contributing factors that underscore the disease. For some individuals, becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs is the result of social consequences due to one’s peers primarily being substance abusers. Others become addicted as a result of indulging in their curiosities. […]

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Dependence and Addiction: A Guide to Understanding Substance Abuse

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The Importance of Understanding Substance Abuse Dependence and addiction are the most misused and misunderstood terms in the spectrum of drug use. Complete knowledge of the common terms associated with substance abuse is key to understanding the birth of the addict and the proper steps necessary for successful recovery. For individuals with a minimal awareness […]

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7 Common Addictive Personality Traits to Look Out For

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While no two people are the same, there are often several addictive personality traits that are commonly shared. If you or a loved one suffer from the disease of addiction, it can be helpful to understand these underlying causes to properly deal with the situation at hand. If you believe someone you know is likely […]

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Dating in Recovery: The Pros and Cons

dating in recovery

In the millennial world, dating is difficult, to say the least. Thanks to the complications of the modern conveniences, the dating world has become convoluted by endless chasing games, being left on read, and likes on your photos. The emotional roller coaster ride that comes with the territory can be overwhelming. If you factor in […]

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