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Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

Right now, most people think of addiction as a disease. This idea has largely been popularized by AA. The idea is that people who struggle with addiction are physiologically unable to resist whatever they are addicted to. Fighting addiction isn’t a matter of willpower, according to the disease model, because addicts have a disease that…

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6 Signs of Stimulant Psychosis

Stimulant psychosis is a mental disturbance caused by an overdose of stimulants, typically meth, cocaine, or methylphenidate, better known as Ritalin. It can even be caused by caffeine, but not in the concentrations found in coffee. Stimulant psychosis is usually temporary. About 80 percent of people with stimulant psychosis recover within 30 days. About five…

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Mental Health Treatment in Salt Lake City

Mental health is a very broad term that encompasses many different issues. According to NAMI, approximately 43.8 million people in the United States experience a mental health issue in a given year. Unfortunately, access to quality mental health treatment can be difficult to find in the US. Here at Recovery Ways in the Salt Lake…

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The Negative Effects of Smartphones

The Negative Effects of Smartphones Smartphones are seen by many as a great invention that allows us to have access to global communication, directions and maps, constant source of information, the ability to know a simple fact within a matter of seconds, and a way to find almost anything you are looking for. Not to…

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Depression and Addiction

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common and serious mood disorder that often coexists with drug addiction; sometimes as one of the root causes, while other times as a result of substance abuse. It affects how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…