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Alcohol Abuse and Eating Disorders

Patients who seek treatment of alcohol abuse often struggle with additional mental illnesses that affect their ability to participate in treatment. These illnesses include major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Among the most difficult co-occurring illnesses to treat though is the combination of alcohol abuse and an eating disorder. At Santé Center…

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What are the Xanax Addiction Signs?

There are many medications available to you to manage anxiety-related issues. For instance, your doctor might prescribe Xanax to treat a panic disorder or other anxiety-related condition. It relaxes you and also has some antidepressant properties. But, as a benzodiazepine, this medication can have a dark side as well. As with any medication, it’s vital…

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Is Using Cocaine and Alcohol Together Dangerous?

Many people who abuse drugs have their substance of choice. However, this doesn’t mean they only use that substance. Rather, it means an individual just prefers one particular drug. While they have a favorite, they may have no problems mixing various substances. This type of drug abuse poses additional problems. A common combination is cocaine…

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Freedom from Addiction

Counselors specializing in addiction treatment are confronted daily with men and women who resemble prisoners. Some hide behind hunched shoulders, averted eyes, and mumbled or evasive answers. By contrast, others vigorously defend, deny, rationalize, and excuse the behavior that brought them here to Sante Center for Healing. Whether they are engaging in flight or fight,…