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What Is ADIS in Washington State?

Alcohol Drug Information School (ADIS) is a course for individuals charged with a DUI. ADIS exists for individuals whose substance use does not qualify as an addiction but still interferes with their life. In the state of Washington, if you recently received charges for a DUI,

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The Value of a Daily Mental Health Self Check-In

You have medical checkups with your doctor, you have a dentist look at your teeth regularly, and you take your car in for maintenance to keep it running well. Have you ever considered that your mind could use a regular checkup, too? When you are

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Can Alcohol Make My Anxiety Worse?

Those who live with anxiety understand how difficult daily life can be. Anxiety causes fears, often irrational, to affect not only how you view life but also your ability to function on a daily basis. Anxiety does not only live in your head; there are

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Smartphone Gambling Addiction

Mobile slot machines, lotteries and sports betting are now at the convenience of your fingertips. Almost 52 percent of the US population participates in gambling. Not only has this influenced a rise in problem gambling, but for individuals managing a gambling addiction or other addictions, it’s become

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Can I Be Addicted to Relationships?

Do you have a difficult time being alone, without a relationship? Do you stay in a relationship even when you are miserable? Or are you the kind of person who moves from relationship to relationship quickly to feel that “high” of falling in love? Although

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What to Do When Anxiety Takes Over?

Updated on 01/17/23 At some point in life, you will experience anxiety. When anxiety takes hold, it can disrupt your life and affect your sense of control, confidence and lead to physical symptoms. It can even lead to substance use in trying to cope. Here’s

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How to Appropriately Test for ADD/ADHD

Recognizing the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is the first sign that you might have a disorder. Since ADD/ADHD symptoms vary among each person, the next step when you suspect you have a disorder is to seek an appropriate diagnosis.

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What Heroin and Fentanyl Can Do to Your Body

Content Reviewed by Jennifer Wheeler, Clinical & Community Outreach One thing that the opioid epidemic has taught us is that the risk of overdose is a reality. Between 1999 and 2019, nearly 500,000 people died from opioid overdoses. These are staggering numbers, and much has

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