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Depression and Addiction

Depression is a form of mental illness that affects how you think, act, feel, and engage with your life. When depression exists alongside a substance use disorder, this is called a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder. These conditions are difficult to diagnose and treat, because the symptoms of each tend to overlap with one…

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What Are the Dangers of Taking Lorazepam and Xanax?

Lorazepam and Xanax are similar drugs. They’re both benzodiazepines. These are drugs that treat conditions including:  Anxiety Alcohol withdrawal Chronic pain Insomnia Panic disorders  Seizures Benzodiazepines work by affecting the way your brain cells respond to stress. There’s a chemical in your brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. This chemical slows down the brain’s response…

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How to Get Ecstasy Out of Your System

Are you trying to get ecstasy out of your system? Long-term ecstasy use can cause problems. But getting the drug out of your system can be hard on your own.  Ecstasy is also called MDMA or molly. It’s a popular party drug because it causes a strong feeling of euphoria. It doesn’t have any medical…

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Sober Retreat – Penikese: The Place to Be Is Where You Are

Last updated on October 31st, 2018 at 03:30 pmarticle provided by Toby Lineaweaver, MA, LMHC, Senior Clinician and Community Liaison     This summer, leadership of the Penikese Island School invited Recovering Champions to conduct a sober retreat on Penikese Island, and after sending out invitations and a bit of planning and packing, eight RCI…

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