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How Does BPD Affect Addiction?

Living with a mental health condition can be enough of a challenge on its own. But when combined with addiction, the situation becomes even more complex. A borderline personality disorder is one such condition that often occurs alongside addiction. But with dual diagnosis treatment, you can achieve greater emotional balance and a life free from […]

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Can You Drink With Post Concussion Syndrome?

Can you drink with post-concussion syndrome? Post-concussion syndrome and alcohol consumption should never mix. If it is difficult to halt drinking completely, this could be a sign of an alcohol use disorder. At Washburn House, we provide alcohol addiction treatment to our clients. Contact us at 855.298.3104 to discover our compassionate care today.  What Is

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Can You Drink If You Have a Concussion?

Can you drink if you have a concussion? Drinking alcohol after sustaining a concussion can have harmful effects on your recovery process. This is because alcohol affects the brain in ways that can worsen concussion symptoms and delay healing. Alcohol acts as a depressant on the central nervous system, which can lead to drowsiness and

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What Are the Common Signs of PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD can commonly lead to substance misuse and addiction. It’s only natural to want to self-medicate pain and trauma, but it can only provide temporary relief. In fact, it typically worsens the long-term

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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

At Washburn House, an addiction treatment center in Worcester, Massachusetts, we use various therapeutic modalities to help our clients on their path to recovery. One of the most effective therapies we use is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). To learn about the many benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy, contact us at 855.298.3104. Our cognitive-behavioral therapy is designed to

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3 Benefits of an Inpatient Treatment Program

Drug and alcohol addiction can devastate your life, but with professional treatment, you can reclaim your health and happiness. Although you might be ready to get help for addiction, you may be confused by your treatment options. An inpatient treatment program is the most intensive option to help you overcome addiction. But is the right

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How Can Mental Health Issues Cause Problems with Addiction

Substance abuse and mental health issues are closely linked. And if you have one of these conditions, you are at a higher risk of developing the other. More than one-third of people with addiction also have a mental illness. That does not mean everyone addicted to drugs or alcohol has a co-occurring mental health issue.

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