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The Secrecy of Addiction

The Secrecy of Addiction

Substance abuse can evolve into patterns of secrets—both within the addict’s mind and between the addict and peers. Since addiction carries a high degree of sensitivity, addicts have a tendency to mask their level of substance abuse or act in denial of any problem. While not every truth needs to be exposed to everyone, hiding […]

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Bipolar disorder and addiction

Living Mindfully: Addiction and Bipolar Disorder

Our next installment in our Living Mindfully series is recognizing the intersection between addiction and bipolar disorder. While bipolar disorder can be misunderstood, this disease impacts a large segment of the population who struggle with substance abuse. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2.6% of adults in the United States live with bipolar […]

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Addiction and profession

Addiction and Professions

As we’ve discussed in recent articles, addiction can find its way into any community or industry sector. Addiction doesn’t discriminate based on class or socioeconomic status. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between high-stress occupations and substance abuse. The following statistics note particular professions that report high levels of addiction. This information is intended to […]

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