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What is Sex Addiction Treatment?

Sex. It can be for love and intimacy, procreation or pleasure. But sometimes, the strive for pleasure can go too far. Sex addiction is a disorder where someone has an unhealthy obsession with sex. This can include seeking, participating in, or watching sexual activities. Similar to other types of addiction such as drugs and alcohol,…

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How to Find Group Therapy for Mental Health Near Me?

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Group therapy can be a great way to get therapy while surrounded by encouraging group members who have similar experiences to yours. Group members have the chance to support one another, learn from each other, and offer guidance through shared experiences. It also breaks down the walls of isolation that you may be feeling due…

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Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day, on August 31, is a global event that allows us to reflect on how substance abuse and addiction leading to overdose have influenced all of our lives. It is a day with the goal of raising overdose awareness and ending the stigma of drug-related deaths. If you are currently struggling with an…

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Dangers of Binge Drinking

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Because alcohol is legal and common, many individuals don’t see it as a substance that can be abused. However, millions of people every year engage in binge drinking, which is a form of alcohol abuse. Also, it can lead to alcohol addiction. But many don’t know the dangers of binge drinking? One of the most…

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Am I an Alcoholic?

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In the United States, there are over 139 million people who use alcohol. It is the most commonly used and abused substance nationwide. In fact, if you added up every other substance user, alcohol use would still be more common by over 40 million people. However, not everyone who uses alcohol is suffering from an…

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

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You may have heard or read the term, but wondered what is substance use disorder? Quite simply, substance use disorder is the preferred term professionals use when referring to drug or alcohol abuse or addiction. Substance use disorder is a more precise way to refer to the challenges individuals face when they find themselves dependent…

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Medication Assisted Treatment Services

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Overcoming addiction or substance use disorder is a challenge. For some kinds of substance abuse, like opioids, medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, is necessary. This treatment uses medications, along with counseling, to treat an individual’s addiction and prevent relapse. Typically, professionals use medication-assisted treatment as a means of dealing with opioid addiction from prescription painkillers or…

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Is My Loved One an Alcoholic?

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You’re watching your loved one change. You’re worried about what’s happening. “Is my loved one an alcoholic?” It’s a question many people find themselves asking when they’re faced with a need to make changes. Alcoholism is a very real and worrisome condition. Yet, there is help available. At Harmony Bay Wellness, we offer the tools…

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Risks of Alcohol Abuse

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Because it’s so common and legal, many don’t see drinking as an issue. Alcohol seems like a “safe” substance, but there are numerous risks of alcohol abuse. Knowing where that line is, between safe use and abuse is very difficult. It changes from one person to the next. If you believe you’re facing alcohol addiction…

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