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The Differences Between Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 3, 2021 Updated: August 13, 2021 It is a common misconception that tolerance, dependence, and addiction describe the same condition. However, each of these terms describes different ways in which drugs affect someone’s body and brain. At Fort Behavioral Health, our…

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How to Prepare for a 12-Step Program

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 5, 2021 Updated: September 22, 2021 Before beginning a 12-step program for addiction, it’s good to have a basic understanding of why this approach seems to work so well. In the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, it has proven effective…

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Signs Your Teen Might Be Using Drugs or Alcohol

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 19, 2021 Updated: August 26, 2021 Teens experience many changes and challenges in adolescence. They can be impulsive and might engage in risky or dangerous behavior. A teen’s brain is rapidly developing and growing, and it receives and retains a large…

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6 Challenges for Women Recovering from Addiction

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 7, 2021 Updated: April 12, 2021 Everyone faces different challenges when recovering from addiction. Exactly what challenges you face depends on several factors, including age, sex, personal history, medical history, and co-occurring mental health issues. Everyone has a unique set of…