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Benefits of PHP for a Busy Lifestyle

There are many different styles of addiction treatment since people in recovery have diverse needs. A partial hospitalization program can help you maintain a busy lifestyle and support network while engaged in the hard, important work of recovery. What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is addiction treatment on an outpatient…

The Role Bipolar Disorder Plays in Addiction

Mental health conditions and substance abuse are frequently connected. Bipolar disorder and addiction, for instance, often have a relationship to one another. If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of both bipolar disorder and addiction, you’ll want to recognize the signs and pursue treatment that addresses both co-occurring conditions. Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder…

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Observing World Bipolar Day in March

Bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that causes extreme shifts in mood and energy, affects about 2.8% of the United States population and many more people worldwide. People diagnosed with bipolar disorder face unique challenges and social stigma. World Bipolar Day, celebrated each year on March 30, is an ongoing effort to increase global understanding…

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3 Benefits of an Evening IOP

If you need help for substance use disorder but cannot fit an inpatient or daytime treatment program into your schedule, you may want to consider the benefits of an evening intensive outpatient program (IOP). Designed with convenience in mind, this evening alternative allows you to attend addiction treatment on a schedule that works for you.…

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Tips for Avoiding Addiction Relapse Triggers

Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction is about more than getting through withdrawal and quitting the substance. Unfortunately, many people who complete a detox and rehabilitation program end up relapsing. This is entirely normal and does not indicate failure in your recovery. However, some strategies can help reduce the chances and frequency of relapses. Participating in…

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Do I Need to Tell My Employer About My Addiction?

Deciding to seek treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction takes tremendous courage. Now that you’ve realized that you need professional care and support for your substance use disorder, you likely have questions about an employee assistance program in Massachusetts. You may also question whether you must tell your employer about your addiction and your…

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Do I Have Social Anxiety?

Are everyday social situations a source of crippling fear or anxiety? Do you struggle to navigate social interactions that are seemingly effortless for your friends and family? If so, you may be exhibiting social anxiety symptoms and wonder if you will ever learn how to overcome social anxiety. We know the signs of social anxiety…