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Adult ADHD, Substance Abuse, and Alcohol Abuse

Adult ADHD, Substance Abuse, and Alcohol Abuse

Examining the Link Between ADHD and Addiction Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder, often diagnosed in children, that can lead to substance and alcohol abuse as an adult. ADHD is characterized by an inability to pay attention, difficulty filtering information coming into the brain, and inability to sit still. Careful examination of […]

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Heroin and Opiates Invade Westchester County,
New York

Heroin and Opiates Invade Westchester County New York

Details of the Heroin and Opiate Invasion in Westchester County, NY America is addicted to opiates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled opioid overdoses a “national epidemic” in its appeal to the public to help prevent opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose. Almost every state has reported frightening increases in opioid and […]

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Queens, New York: Seeing a Large Rise in Heroin Use, Overdoses, and Deaths

Queens, New York: Seeing a Large Rise in Heroin Use, Overdoses, and Deaths

New York City has a major heroin epidemic on its hands, much like other major metropolitan areas around the country. The upswing in heroin use, abuse, and overdose deaths in NYC has led to widespread concern, especially as studies show drug use moving into higher-income New York neighborhoods. Queens, New York, has been hit hard […]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Addiction

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Addiction

Dual Diagnosis: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Addiction A dual diagnosis during a substance abuse battle can make the fight seem that much more difficult. Dual diagnosis often points to a connection between the addiction and the mental or physical health condition. It’s critical to treat both the addiction and the condition in a dual diagnosis […]

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Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

Understanding the Cycle of Addiction

Why Experts Call Addiction A “Cycle” People often discuss addiction as a cycle – an endless hamster wheel that can feel impossible to escape. Addiction, treatment, trigger, relapse, and addiction…does it ever end? Luckily, recovery is attainable with the right support system and treatment program. The first step toward recovery may be admitting you have […]

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