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How To Help a Loved One With Addiction

Addiction is an all-consuming disease. When a loved one with addiction is struggling through it, it’s natural to feel the need to want to do something to help. What can you do? Your most important first step is to realize your loved one needs professional help. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we offer the resources…

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Personality and Alcohol Dependence: Does Your Personality Matter in Recovery

How do personality and alcohol dependence mix? The development of alcohol use disorder can happen to anyone, with any type of personality and in all demographic areas. Some people may have a personality that makes them more likely to use drugs or alcohol. It’s important to note that there’s no specific alcoholic personality – a…

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Addiction and Mental Illness: You May Be Struggling with Both

Substance use disorder can happen for many reasons. Sometimes, mental illness is the cause of addiction. Other times, addiction can lead to the development of mental health disorders. In all cases of addiction and mental illness, both conditions need proper treatment in order for a person to recovery. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, our team…