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Does Alcohol Amplify Depression Symptoms?

Depression and alcohol abuse affects millions of people worldwide. While it cannot be said that one causes the other, the two are deeply interconnected. Estimates predict that nearly one-third of people who suffer from major depression also have an alcohol use disorder. In many cases, alcohol abuse is a symptom of depression, as individuals turn…

addiction often starts in the science of the brain

Facts About the Brain Science of Addiction

When we take medications, they often work by directly affecting how our brain chemistry operates. In the case of pain relief, medications block receptors in the brain so that individuals experience less discomfort as they heal from surgery or medical treatment. However, using medications has to be closely monitored so that the body doesn’t develop…

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5 Recovery Basics You Should Know

Before you choose a rehab program or treatment facility, you need to know the basics of recovery. This includes learning about who needs addiction treatment, what happens during the process, and more. At Harmony Hills, we can guide you through addiction recovery basics and help you find all the answers you need. Substance Use Disorders Can Happen to…

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How To Avoid Enabling Addicts

When someone close to you develops a substance use disorder, an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can be a challenge to help them. One of the difficulties may be enabling your friend, family member, or loved one as you attempt to normalize, downplay, or ignore what they are going through. Learning how to avoid…