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The Stigma of Addiction: Why Some Who Suffer Do Not Seek Help

Addiction is a complex brain disease that does not discriminate. Anyone can develop an addiction, regardless of social status, age, gender, or race. Unfortunately, there is a stigma surrounding addiction that prevents some people from seeking help. The stigma is a false perception that people who struggle with addiction are homeless, poor, low class, and…

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How is Depression Linked to Addiction?

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Depression is a debilitating mental illness that interferes with many aspects of a person’s life. Everyone…

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6 Challenges for Women Recovering from Addiction

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 circumstances, so treatment for addiction should be personalized and multifaceted. Generally speaking, though, women face challenges in addiction recovery that…

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Signs You Would Benefit From Trauma Treatment

Experiencing trauma can change the way we process information, connect with others, and make decisions. The master-level clinicians and comprehensive trauma therapy services at Fort Behavioral Health in Texas can help you process trauma and move forward. Contact us by calling 844.332.1807 to learn more about our trauma-informed care options. What is Trauma? A dangerous…