Breaking the Addiction Language Stigma: What You Can Do About It

Jan 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Substance Use Disorder, Addiction Treatment, Stigma

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Generally, addiction is known for compromising a life full of health for one that is entangled with negative, self-sabotaging experiences. At Providence Recovery, we understand a person who struggles with a substance use disorder (SUD) goes through many ups and downs when battling the disease. Most people don't want to be associated in a negative light - especially to be labeled an addict when they're trying their best to recover. 

Frequently, the stigma around addiction makes it worse for everyone involved due to a lack of information and knowledge about the topic at-hand. Let's find out more about the stigma of addiction and what you can do to minimize these adverse effects. 

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Signs Your Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder

Aug 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, Treatment

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Do you have concerns that your loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? 

According to the American Psychiatric Association, people with SUD have distorted thinking, behavior, and body functions. The psychological changes in the brain cause people to have intense cravings for the substance, affecting judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control.

Continue reading below to see if these signs resemble your loved one’s behavior. 

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