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The Stages of Relapse

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 3, 2020 Updated: December 1, 2021 Relapse is incredibly common among those struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Educating those in recovery on relapse warning signs is a successful tool to prevent relapse. Recognizing thought and behavior patterns that…

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The Importance of Routines

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 2, 2020 Updated: December 1, 2021 Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” A habit is an often unconscious action, such as going to the gym each morning, that you do on a consistent, repetitive basis. Routines are conscious…

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Chronic Psychosocial Adversity Reduces the Production of Dopamine

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 31, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2020 Adversity refers to difficulties, misfortunes, or hardships. There are six types of adversity: physical adversity, mental adversity, emotional adversity, social adversity, spiritual adversity, and financial adversity. Psychosocial refers to the connection between social factors and…

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Displacement and The Development of a Scapegoat within a Dysfunctional Family

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 25, 2019 Updated: November 29, 2021 The American Psychological Association defines displacement as the transfer of feelings or behavior from the originating source to another person or thing. It is considered a defense mechanism where the person releases tensions associated with…

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Recovery from Opioid Use Requires Multiple Treatment Options

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 24, 2019 Updated: December 1, 2021 Opioid addiction research mostly focuses on the prevention, development, and consequences of this disorder, without concentrating on individuals who have recovered from their addiction and how they attained their recovery. A research study focusing on…

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Fathers-To-Be Should Avoid Alcohol Consumption Before Conception

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 23, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2020 Alcohol consumption by parents trying to conceive a child increases the risk of the offspring developing congenital heart disease. Research finds that aspiring mothers, as well as fathers, should both avoid consuming alcohol before conception…

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