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Sobriety vs. Recovery: What’s the Difference?

Are the concepts themselves up for debate? Do they require certain treatments, or abstinence from everything? It's complicated! And new ways of thinking are changing the conversation.

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What Is Substance Use Disorder?

It may sound a bit clinical to your ear at first, but the term is incredibly helpful in understanding the broad spectrum of experiences people have when drugs and alcohol harm them. Here's what it means.

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Somatic Interventions Help Veterans With PTSD. Can They Aid Recovery Too?

Trauma can be devastating and extremely hard to shake. But an unconventional new body-focused therapy technique shows promise. Here's how it works.

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‘Substance Use’ vs. ‘Substance Abuse’: What Do They Mean?

And is there a difference? All Sober's Maeve O'Neill explains the distinctions, and how "use" turns into "substance use disorder."

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Your Guide to Harm Reduction, With John Oliver

The "Last Week Tonight" host dedicated a segment to the latest tools and programs that aim to keep people who use drugs safe. Plus: how you can help.

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Tools To Know: The Basics of Vivitrol, aka Naltrexone

The non-habit-forming medication can be highly effective in combating addiction to opioids and alcohol. Read up on it.

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Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: Understanding What’s Going On

About half of people who suffer from one type of disorder will experience the other, and vice versa. Learn about co-occurring disorders.

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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

The coexistence of mental health and substance use disorders is called co-occurring disorders. What are they?

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

When people are dealing with both addiction (substance use disorder) and mental illness, they have a dual diagnosis. 10 things to know.

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What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

Understand the symptoms experienced during post-acute withdrawal, part of the process that allows the nervous system and brain to reregulate in recovery from addiction.

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Understanding Relapse

Return to use (commonly known as relapse) is often part of the recovery process. Why does it happen, and what can you do? Here's a guide to relapse prevention.

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What Is Recovery Capital?

Human, physical, social and cultural resources are all crucial to supporting recovery from addiction.

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