Understanding Addiction

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma is commonly linked with addiction. Although many people have experienced a trauma that may have led them to seek substances, they often have a difficult time communicating about those traumas. It is common for people to, instead, self-medicate to suppress the emotions associated with...

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Can I Become Addicted to Marijuana?

Addiction, clinically referred to as substance use disorder (SUD), is a disease in your body. When reward pathways are triggered in your brain, the neurotransmitter known as dopamine increases. This plays a central role in how the human mind reacts to pleasure. Anything that feels...