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The Connection: Addiction & Trauma

The Connection: Addiction & Trauma

An Overview Similar to the relationship between mental illness and substance abuse, the connection between addiction and trauma is not a direct cause-and-effect relationship. In other words: just because you have experienced trauma does not mean you will develop an...

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7 Holistic Recovery Goals

7 Holistic Recovery Goals

Building a Foundation At The Aviary Recovery Center's Missouri-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, we recognize that lasting recovery requires more than simply abstaining from substance use. We promote a holistic approach to recovery that focuses on...

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Talking to Children About Addiction

Talking to Children About Addiction

Addiction Affects Everyone Addiction is a biological illness that affects people from all walks of life, as well as their friends and family. As such, there often comes a point when you need to talk to your children about the addiction of a loved one—be it a parent,...

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Drug Testing Your Employees

Drug Testing Your Employees

While one drug-positive test does not guarantee that your employee has an addiction, it is important to understand the prevalence and nature of substance abuse. According to SAMHSA’s 2017 report, almost 20 million American adults suffer from substance use disorder, a...

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Addiction, Marriage, and Divorce

Addiction, Marriage, and Divorce

Addiction is a disease that can take over everything: from all aspects of health to your general identity and even beyond yourself by affecting those you love as well. That being said, addiction can often be either the impetus or the final straw for divorce. The...

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Are You a Dry Drunk?

Are You a Dry Drunk?

You have finally cut alcohol out of your life. For the first time in as long as you can remember, you are truly sober. But you might not feel any better yet. Where is the Promise Land that motivated you through those unbearable days of detox? Why are these emotional...

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10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

Not Worth It Thanks to many recent movements to defeat the false stereotype that “smoking is cool,” people have become generally more aware that smoking cigarettes is very bad for you. From nicotine’s deadly-addictive quality to causing lung cancer and making it...

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