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It’s Important to Be Honest About Substance Use with Your Doctors: Here’s Why

Reading Time: 4 Minutes We often tell “little white lies” to our healthcare providers in terms of our diet, exercise, taking our medications as prescribed, and the amount of alcohol (and if we consume any drugs) we drink. We may say that we eat healthy, but in reality, we have a soft spot for fried food and drive-thru restaurants. […]

Substance Use Disorder vs. Dependency

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Many individuals often interchangeably use the terms “dependency and substance use disorder.” Although these terms share some commonalities, they are not the same and should always be differentiated, especially in the treatment setting. Defining substance abuse Substance use disorder is the formal medical term for addiction. It is defined as the compulsive misuse of a […]

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder within the Latinx/Hispanic Community

Reading Time: 4 Minutes A barrier within the Hispanic and Latinx communities is the stigma of mental health and substance use disorders. Individuals within the Hispanic/Latinx community are often raised to be very “strong” and quiet about their private affairs, such as their mental health, meaning that they are accustomed to not sharing publicly about their addiction or struggles […]

Substance Use Disorder vs. Dependency: What’s the Difference?

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Many individuals often interchangeably use the terms “dependency and substance use disorder.” Although these terms share some commonalities, they are not the same and should always be differentiated, especially in the treatment setting. Defining substance abuse Substance use disorder is the formal medical term for addiction. It is defined as the compulsive misuse of a […]

Does My Teenager Have a Substance Abuse Disorder?

Reading Time: 3 Minutes Teenagers can be demanding and challenging for many parents. This age group is often struggling to discover their true identity while juggling how to fit in with their peer group and gaining independence from their parents. Raging hormones, impulsive behaviors, and challenging authority are all pretty normal in the teenage phase however it is important […]

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