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Schizophrenia And Substance Abuse

Mental illness and drugs are linked and schizophrenia and substance abuse particularly so. While most researchers believe that substance abuse does not cause schizophrenia, people with schizophrenia are much more likely to suffer from drug abuse. About half of those with schizophrenia may abuse drugs and alcohol Not only is substance abuse inherently problematic in the schizophrenic’s life but substance abuse can also…
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Importance of Step One in Alcoholics Anonymous: Making a First Step into Recovery

Making a First Step into Recovery No journey in life can begin without first making a first step. It is this that puts things into motion. In the case of addiction recovery the first step is always going to be admitting that there is a problem. This is because it is denial of the situation that keeps people trapped indefinitely. Even those…
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Women and Alcohol: Are Women More Vulnerable to Alcohol’s Effects?

  Alcohol is a problem that all people face regardless of gender, age, employment or marital status. Women are particularly at risk of the negative aspects of alcohol, which can include an increased risk of alcohol-related crimes or abuse. Women also face unique challenges regarding their health and well being when they drink alcohol. Serious health concerns such as depression,…
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