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Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

Spotting Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms in Veterans

Most people develop habits as a way of dealing with stress. These are called coping mechanisms, and they help individuals get through difficult situations. Unfortunately, many of these habits are negative ones, and simply allow people to avoid the issue at hand. Unhealthy coping mechanisms can have serious consequences on mental health, physical well-being, and...
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Addiction Recovery for Veterans therapy with psychiatrist

Quitting Cold Turkey Versus Joining a Detox Program

When a war hero struggles with drug addiction and decides to stop using their preferred substances, their initial inclination may be to avoid addiction recovery for Veterans or join a detox program – because they believe they can handle it on their own, sometimes known as quitting cold turkey. They may make this decision for...
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Addiction Help for Veterans

Effects of Psychological Dependency

Do you know someone who suffers from alcohol dependency? About half of adults in the United States consume alcohol on a regular basis. With 6.6 percent of the adult population belonging to the criteria for alcohol use disorder, it’s fair to be concerned about patients who drink excessively. Thankfully, there are treatment facilities that offer addiction...
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Adderall with Alcohol

Are Adderall and Alcohol a Bad Combination for Veterans?

Adderall is a common prescription medication used primarily to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a mixture of amphetamine salts and acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system (CNS). Alternatively, alcohol is a depressant. Therefore, taking Adderall and alcohol together may send mixed signals to the body. But is it dangerous?...
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spouse support during Veteran Substance Abuse Treatment

What Should You Do If Your Significant Other Relapses

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong process that can be fraught with setbacks and blunders. You’re probably all too familiar with this concept if your partner was in a Veteran substance abuse treatment program. As you shared those highs and lows with them, your relationship may have felt like an emotional rollercoaster ride at times.   Follow these...
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depression awareness month

Why Depression Awareness Month Is Important for Veterans

Depression affects 322 million people around the world. In the US, over 17 million adults experience depression each year, and many additional cases of depression go unreported. To help raise public awareness about the problem of depression, behavioral health advocates participate in Depression Awareness Month each October. With the coronavirus pandemic, massive job loss, and...
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Military Veteran Substance Help

Levels of Substance Treatment Care

For individuals suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, or dual diagnosis, there are treatment programs available with incomparable quality and deep-rooted success rates. Military Veteran substance help allows every patient to receive dual diagnose treatment programmed to address mental health diagnoses and substance abuse.  What Are the Levels of Treatment and Therapies Offered? Addiction Healing Care...
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How Long Can a Hangover Last?

How Long Can a Hangover Last?

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the veteran population. Veterans may abuse alcohol because they are suffering from mental illness or having difficulties adjusting to civilian life. Given that so many servicemembers abuse alcohol, many are likely to suffer from frequent hangovers. As a result, many may wonder, “How long can a hangover...
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hangover fever

Is It a Hangover? Fever, Nausea, and Pain After Alcohol

Alcohol is the most common intoxicant across the world, having a long history of usage in nearly every human culture. Subsequently, feeling sick after drinking is one of the most common ailments in human history, and most people have experienced the dreaded hangover feeling at some point. However, not all hangovers are created equal. Some...
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Ambien and Alcohol

Ambien and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Ambien is the brand name of the medication known as zolpidem, which is used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Often referred to as a “downer,” Ambien assists a person’s brain into a state of relaxation, which helps them fall asleep. Many people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia find it difficult...
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