After you go through treatment for addiction, you might think you're free and clear in terms of recovery. However, addiction recovery can be a long process, even after formal treatment. Your therapists and treatment staff probably told you about how common relapse is during recovery....

When people think about addiction, they usually think about substance abuse. However, there are many types of addiction. It's important to understand that addiction is a brain disease and not a personal lack of willpower or weakness. Compulsive behavior is strengthened by substance abuse as...

Anger is a common emotion in addiction recovery. At some point, you have to learn to deal with it and process it in a constructive way. Your anger might be directed at yourself, or at certain people, or society in general, or even at law...

PTSD symptoms in men can be more difficult to recognize and diagnose. Many men are wired or conditioned not to show weakness, so they may internalize and hide these symptoms. They may also attempt to self-medicate through drugs or alcohol....

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What is a stigma? The dictionary definition of a stigma is a mark of disgrace. That's what the stigma of addiction is in society today. People often view addiction as a shameful thing that shouldn't be talked about. It's seen as a lack of self-control...

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