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Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 02, 2017 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Co-Occurring Disorders

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When someone suffers from a substance use disorder and a mental health or psychiatric disorder (such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, OCD, or a personality disorder), the conditions are considered co-occurring because they are occurring at the same time.

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The Link Between Workaholism & Alcoholism

[fa icon="calendar'] May 08, 2017 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders

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Is there a connection between being a workaholic and having an alcohol use disorder? There could be, according to a recent study, which showed a correlation between working too many hours and drinking. In fact, those who voluntarily worked 5 or more hours of overtime a week were almost three times more likely to struggle with alcohol than their less work focused peers.

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Did the Idea of Giving up Alcohol for Lent Scare You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Co-Occurring Disorders

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Lent is a season in which many people pick a habit that they try to give up for 40 days…just in case that New Year’s resolution didn’t stick. Trying to give up chocolate, dessert or smoking is common during Lent. Another common habit that is often given up is alcohol. 

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Four Behaviors Central to Drug and Alcohol Addiction

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2016 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders

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How Did I Get Here?

When you or a loved one is suffering from a substance use disorder, often you will ask “Why did this happen?”

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What do Substance Misuse and Binge Eating Disorder have in common?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2015 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders

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Many people who struggle with addition to alcohol or drugs also have difficulty controlling the amount of food that they eat.  It is common to hear about someone binging in college or at parties with alcohol.  However, what is less common is to hear others speak of repetitive binges on food.  Yet, addiction to alcohol or drugs, and binge eating disorder (BED) share many common features.

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